World Wide Wednesday 2015-12-16

Posted in the series, World Wide Wednesday around the world in photographs
Photography, Poetry, Travel

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home” Matsuo Basho

World Wide Wednesday, Around the World in Black and White and Colour

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A glimpse into the archives of photography from around the world from Rantings Of A Third Kind on Wednesdays.

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Posts so far:

Around the World in Black and White, First Edition

Around the World in Black and White, Second Edition, Part One

Around the World in Black and White, Second Edition, Part Two

Around the World in Black and White Presents: Third Edition: Rhodes Island, Part One

Around the World in Black and White Presents: Third Edition: Rhodes Island, Part Two

Around the World in Black and White Presents: Fourth Edition: Rhodes Island, Part One

Around the World in Black and White Presents: Fourth Edition: Rhodes Island, Part Two

Around the World in Black and White Presents: Fifth Edition: Cyprus

Around the World in Black and White Presents: London in the Rain

Around the World in Black and White Presents: London

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Natural History Museum, London

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Helsinki City Centre in Black and White

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Athens, Acropolis

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Mallorca, Part One

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Mallorca, Part Two

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Mallorca, Part Three

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Mallorca, Part Four, Night

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Finland, Espoo, Suburbia

World Wide Wednesday Presents, Delphi, Part Two

World Wide Wednesday Presents, Delphi, Part Three

World Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part One

World Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Two

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Three

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Four

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Five

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Six

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Seven

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Eight

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Rhodes Island, Part One

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Rhodes Island, Part Two

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Rhodes Island, Part Three

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Rhodes Island, Part Four

World Wide Wednesday Presents: London, Verbania, Athens

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Manaus, Rhodes, Cyprus

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Brazil, Cyprus and Rhodes

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World Wide Wednesday Presents: Manaus, Rhodes, Cyprus

Part of the photographic Wednesday series: World Wide Wednesday, Around the World in Black and White and Colour

“I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new” Jules Verne

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Manaus, Rhodes, Cyprus

In the rain forest of Brazil
You can feel the thrill
Sailing down the river Negro
Quite the incognito
A glimpse of the dolphins
Can rise the endorphins

Planning on staying a while
On the beautiful isle
That of Cyprus
Home to many a cypress
The surrounding seas of turquoise
Swimming around like the tortoise

Enjoying the island life
Dancing to a flute or a fife
Whether a history buff
Or a hang loose beach bum
Rhodes is the place enough
To make you wanna hum

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World Wide Wednesday Presents: London, Verbania, Athens

Part of the photographic Wednesday series: World Wide Wednesday, Around the World in Black and White and Colour

“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

World Wide Wednesday Presents: London, Verbania, Athens

On the busy streets of London
There is no time for boredom
While roaming the ancient ruins for Greece
Breathe and let the moment freeze
Sailing the gorgeous lakes in Italy
Watching the clouds filling the sky to affinity
Sightseeing, travelling or shopping
There is no time for stopping
Around the wide wide world
Me and my camera are hurled

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800 Followers for Rantings Of A Third Kind

Celebration time on Rantings Of A Third Kind

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“Developing your blog is a balancing act between appeasing current readers and reaching out to new ones.” Scribendi

800 Followers for Rantings Of A Third Kind

I am happy to announce a new milestone achievement today: A total of 800 readers are now following Rantings of a Third Kind!

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A most sincere and huge thanks to all my readers!

Keep calm and keep on blogging!
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Blogging 201: Day Eight: Make Your Blog a Hub

Blogging 201: Day Eight: Make Your Blog a Hub

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“Despite the fact that no one views or cares about my blog, I will continue to spend the majority of my life updating it” Unknown

Blogging 201: Day Eight: Make Your Blog a Hub

The internet is a big playground. If you’re serious about your development as an online publisher, you need to think about opportunities beyond your blog, with your blog as your digital homestead.

Think of your site as a space to develop your online presence and personal brand strategically, promote your work in a way that makes sense for you, and connect and share your other projects and work across the web: a hub for you, as well as a place to publish posts.

Today’s assignment: create a page or section on your blog to display links to your online presence elsewhere, and make sure your other presences reflect the brand you’re developing on your blog.

Why do this?

– Because as online publishers, our work is naturally scattered across the web — you want your readers and followers to find you. Building your personal brand means expanding your reach beyond your blog while keeping it the focus.
– Because sometimes you have material that doesn’t quite fit on your site, and you want to make this complementary work accessible.

On the main page of Rantings Of A Third Kind, the social media buttons are present in several places. Both the Instagram and Flickr feeds are shown as widgets. What is still missing, is the widget for the 500px feed, work in progress to find and making it.

On the “About” and Biography pages the social media links are presented in their own sections.

Those of you who have ventured to my blog and browsed about, may have noticed this page:

Links 4 Writers

This page contain links where writers can find information on writing, submissions and other connection hubs. I also have a profile on the Stage32 hub.

Related posts:
Blogging 201: Day Six: Dig Deep into a Social Network
Blogging 201, Day Four: Give ‘Em What They Want
Some Social Media Bullshit

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Blogging 201: Day Six: Dig Deep into a Social Network

Blogging 201, Day Eight

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Blogging 201: Day Six: Dig Deep into a Social Network

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“The Internet destroyed most of the barriers to publication. The cost of being a publisher dropped to almost zero with two interesting immediate results: anybody can publish, and more importantly, you can publish whatever you want.” Dick Costolo

Blogging 201: Day Six: Dig Deep into a Social Network

Today’s Assignment: pick one social network you’ll use to help grow your blog. Then, outline a plan for how you’ll use it.

Why do this?

• Because blogging is about building a community, and other social networks have ready-made communities.

• Because social networks are a great place to continue tangential conversations and experiment with content. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn…where to start? A big brand might use every single one, but a big brand also has a social media department. You have the Department of You, so be selective.

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Blogging 201, Branding and Growth: Day Four: Give ‘Em What They Want

Blogging 201, Day Eight

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Blogging 201, Branding and Growth: Day Four: Give ‘Em What They Want

Time to take a step back. Live with the design you have for the day while we switch gears and start focusing on your content. We’re diving into stats to learn more about what your readers love.

Today’s assignment: do a basic stats analysis to help you create an editorial calendar for the next 30 days.

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“There are lies, damned lies and statistics” Mark Twain

Blogging 201, Branding and Growth: Day Four: Give ‘Em What They Want

I have been following the statistics of my blog since day one, six months ago. Call it anal, call it interested, call it day job orientated motivation 😉 Keeping track on who, when, why is interesting. I quickly started utilizing the categories and tags for the posts. This helps on many levels; search, number or posts, statistics.

Due to working…

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Some Social Media Bullshit (Repost for Blogging 201)

Blogging 201, Day Eight

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‘Connecting people – The artist formerly known as Nokia’

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Some Social Media Bullshit

You don’t have to like it, but have to be in there: The social media of the world wide web. After all, who wants to be a complete social outcast!

Here are a few examples of what can be used for keeping in touch with family, friends and even your favourite movie stars!

* Assbook: Like opinions, everyone has more than one
* Angstagram: I post photos of myself and my eating habits, therefore I am
* Bitter: You would be too if no one is following you, right?
* Benchpress: For every self aware blabber, but more artistic ;P
* Tiedup: A must for professionals, endorse endorse endorse until you drop!
* You-boob: You did something stupid, maybe flashed a body part usually hidden, it got on video and uploaded on the internet and now you…

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