GIFs are a lot of fun to make out of a series of images that you may have taken on your camera depicting some sort of action. If you do it regularly, it's old hat but if not, you may need a refresher course. It is relatively easy to find instructional videos these days on the internet. You will be rolling in no time if you decide to make one and know your way around Photoshop.
Here is a GIF I made of a neon hat trick signage that is at a local hockey rink that we frequent.
It's true, I could have videotaped that and avoided the whole project, but I wanted to do it, so there you have it. *My website will not let me post a GIF here, so I uploaded these images into a slideshow. If you want to see the GIF, please visit my blog on WordPress. Here is a quick link to it:
On another and equally important note, it's close to that time of the year to wish my favorite football player a happy birthday. I'm a little early but since I generally post on the weekends, I wanted to make sure it was up before the big day.
It will be awhile before the legacy ship is built, so in the meantime, I hope this virtual brick will be an acceptable "substitute". Hint: It may be different from the sample bricks you see here. Happy Birthday #71!
Until next time, keep warm and enjoy this peaceful time of year.
Here in Minnesota, even the potatoes are in the spirit.
It's supposed to be single digit temperatures for this Sunday's play-off game, with wind chills going below zero. Will Seattle be able to handle this? We are hoping the answer to that is no. It's going to be dangerously cold. BRRRR!
Here's to the Vikings and I hope they win! Or we'll be having mashed purple and gold potatoes for dinner. I don't know what color that will make but it's not going to be pretty.
I am always impressed when I see my fellow bloggers racking up “likes” left and right, accumulating them like snowflakes falling in a backyard. It seems like they are easy to come by for some people and excruciatingly difficult for others.
I’ve read perfectly good content that didn’t have a single like and couldn’t tell you why. Similarly, I’ve seen pictures of weeds that had over one hundred likes and couldn’t explain why.
When I saw a recent post that had over 60 likes I decided to see how many people follow that blog to get a sense of the proportion of followers to likes.
It has taken me a long time to attract the followers I have and I feel rather proud to say I have over 100. Only a couple are people I actually know in real life, the rest are followers I’ve gained along the way, who were attracted to a post that was good enough that they signed up for more. At least, that’s what my ego thought.
But the relationship was short-lived. My kids informed me that people follow you just so you follow them back. As soon as you follow them, they stop following you. Is that really true, I wondered? How shallow of the virtual world to do that.
This topic came up when I was bragging to one of them that a radio station had followed me. She said yeah, but they won’t follow you for long, they’re just following you long enough for you to follow them back. They followed me too, she said. She was right. The next time I checked, they were no longer following me. It made their numbers look good. Such as, they have 1 billion followers but only follow 125. So that’s how it works!
Back to the “like” ratio, so the person who racked up the cool 61 likes, it turns out after I looked at their blog, has over 12,000 followers. That explains why my 100 followers equals 0 likes. According to the preceding example, only .005 percent of people who follow your blog like it. At that rate, I won’t be getting a like until I have about 200 followers.
I better start cranking out some better content. Or start following a whole bunch of people so they follow me back.
Coming right up, a picture of the New Year’s Day champagne I drank while I wrote this blog. Let’s see if either one of them gets a like.
And Happy 2016, by the way!
I am a photographer who lives in Minnesota. I blog about Minnesota, photography, music, food and miscellaneous topics.