This week I have a series of shout-out’s for people who have recently enhanced Ciao Amalfi or helped make my blogging life a heck of a lot easier. The first goes to the wonderful team at BlogHer, a great online resource for women bloggers. Head over there and explore their online community of great writers and bloggers! You may have noticed the BlogHer ads that appeared over there on the right on Ciao Amalfi a couple of weeks ago. While applications for BlogHer ads are currently waitlist only, I am very honored that BlogHer made an exception and wanted to include my blog in their advertising community. Thanks a million to the BlogHer team for the opportunity to host your ads, and for making the whole process so easy to use and understand. Grazie mille!
Another shout-out goes The Blogger Guide, a great blog that has easy to use illustrated tips for using Blogger. When I needed to make layout changes recently, I found a great tutorial that took me step by step through changing Ciao Amalfi from a two column layout to a three column layout. They even share the images to use for free! So a great big thanks to The Blogger Guide for helping this html novice update my template so easily and painlessly.
My final shout-out this week goes to Scintilla over at Bell’Avventura, who answered my plea for help on Twitter about watermarking photos. (Many thanks to everyone who responded and offered great suggestions for me to try out!) I had been using various online websites for watermarking, but hadn’t found one that didn’t drive me crazy in various ways. Many thanks to Scintilla for suggesting Windows Live Writer, which has been a dream to use so far. I can upload photos, edit and watermark them, do all sorts of fun things (head over to Bell’Avventura and see the creative things she has been doing with photos recently), write and preview my posts, and then publish all directly from Windows Live Writer. I am still adjusting to the change, but so far I am very pleased and find it easier to use than the Blogger pages for composing posts. Grazie mille Scintilla!
NOTE: The Sant’Antonio procession in Amalfi yesterday was out of this world amazing! I felt very honored to be on the first boat in the procession with the statue of Sant’Antonio. I have some incredible photos and videos to share with you all. It will take me a couple of days to get the videos uploaded, but it will be an exciting week coming up on Ciao Amalfi!
Sunday Shout-out: Anne in Oxfordshire