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Another Unfinished Housekeeping Chore

February 12, 2011 28 comments

Blog, Housekeeping, annoying, bugging me, blogging, chores, pet peevesHow did it get to be Saturday so soon? I know that Granny1947 doesn’t like when I use the word but it’s Housekeeping time! This is what’s bugging me today!

Granny, just remember these are my housekeeping chores and I have something for you today.

Last week I said I was going to check out some more image sites and let you know what I’ve found. As many of you know I haven’t been feeling too good this week, and while I did manage to check out a few of the ones on my list, I didn’t get to all of them. This chore stays on my list.

I will list a couple that I did manage to check and found interesting.

annoying things, housekeeping, chores, public domain, freeReusable Art – Breathing New Life Into Old Art – Collection of free-to-download public domain images for crafters and web designers.

PublicDomainPictures.netRoyalty free stock photos. All pictures are free for commercial and personal use.

Do you want to search more than just Google?  Search by Creative Commons is a search tool that you might find handy not just for images but video, music and other media. One page to search 7 sites.

  • Google – web
  • Google – images
  • flickr – images
  • blip.tv – video
  • jamendo – music
  • SpinXpress – media
  • Wikimedia Commons – media

There are other small things I need to take care of, but I’m finding that checking out the image sites is taking far longer than I thought. I’m spending far too much time browsing all the images to see what’s available. 🙂

Now this is for Granny1947 and others who aren’t sure how to make some of the smiley faces. You have to remember not to leave any spaces when you are typing the characters.

🙂     : )     or     🙂    :smile :

😀    : D     or     😀     :grin :

😉     ; )    or      😉     :wink :

😦     : (    or      😦     :sad :

😐     : |     or     😐     :neutral :

Sometimes I find that the smiley won’t work if I don’t type a hyphen between the two characters, so I’ve gotten into the habit of always including it.

Usually I give a shout out to my Blogging Buddies on Saturday, but this weekend I’m waiting until Sunday because I have something special planned for the new week.

Now there is nothing bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
William A. Ward

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

Housekeeping Is Easier This Week

February 5, 2011 24 comments

Blog, Housekeeping, annoying, bugging me, bloggingHousekeeping sure is getting easier, but there are still plenty of things to do to keep the blog fresh. I don’t know about you but I am spending a lot of time trying to find free images to use on my blog. This is what’s bugging me today!

With everything else I need to do this weekend, this will be my only blog housekeeping chore this week. Because I also want to find some new sites to use, this is going to take some time.

There are still other things I want to do and check out, but there are only so many hours in the day and I’m in no rush. I’m ready for some personal and family time this weekend.

The image sites I’m using now are:

I’ll be sure to let you know what other sites I find some time this week. If anybody has found other good sites for free images, I would love to know what they are.

There are also some other free online tools that I’ll be checking out over the next few days and I will let you know about those too. One of them is probably going to end up as one of next weekend’s housekeeping chores.

Welcome to the newest addition to the Blogging Buddies, postadaychallenge2011 who unfortunately had her last blog hacked. Please stop by her blog and say hello.

One of last week’s new blogging buddies, 1961Girl was Freshly Pressed this week and I think she speaks for a lot of the new bloggers who have taken up the WordPress PostADay2011 Challenge.

And if some of you missed it, I added the Links page to my blog this week.

  • Have you backed up your blog yet?
  • Do you have the four principal pages every blog needs?
  • Have you written your About Me page?
  • Are you interlinking your posts?

Check out the related articles below.

Housekeeping chores – this is what’s bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
John Wooden

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying