Wouldn’t this book make a wonderful Christmas present?
Need to save more storage? See what else you can do to limit the space used up by your images. Thanks so much for the tips, Chris, The Story Reading Ape!
WP TIP 1
If you use more than one image in your posts, then use WordPress Publicize to automatically upload your post to Twitter, Facebook, etc, or, manually upload them, the image last inserted into your post, is the one that will be displayed on your media.
To avoid the wrong image being displayed, either:
Insert it LAST
Select it as your ‘Featured Image’
Authors especially would probably prefer their Book Cover being displayed, rather than some other, random, image.
WP TIP 2
If you opt for using a Featured image, or, have the same image appear more than once in your post (as I’ve done on this post):
You DO NOT NEED to upload the same image for each separate appearance!
Select the same image to be inserted wherever you want it to be shown in the post.
This will save taking up unnecessary space in your media…
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Phenomenal! On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found blogger tip #1 to save storage space when it comes to our pictures. It’s a really important post to read for our very busy bloggers. Thank you, Chris!
Have you been using images that are VERY LARGE, and/or, PNG Format?
Have you been reblogging and noticed how LARGE, some folks make their images?
Running out of space in your WordPress Media Storage and thinking about paying for more?
Unless you are displaying your own images / photos, and WANT to have them full size
Before you spend any money, go through your Media Storage images and reduce their sizes
You might be shocked at how much longer you can work with the storage space you save.
Select an image and click on it to see it’s size (width x height in pixels)
how much it ‘weighs’ (i.e., how many KB or MB it is):
My example has already been adjusted, but you can see it’s size and weight
To reduce them, click on the Edit Image button shown under the image:
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No words needed… please, read the post – and then the book. For our Story Reading Ape, Chris Graham!
“But…but…but…THAT”S not YOUR name as the Author!” I hear you declare indignantly…
That’s TRUE – I’M not the AUTHOR, my Mother is, but unfortunately she is not alive to publish it herself, (she died in 2000), so I’ve published it in her name.
Today would have been Mum’s 90th birthday if she’d still been alive, so my sister and I felt that this book would be a nice way to celebrate Mum’s life and memory.
What’s it about?
As stated in the book description:
We all have dreams, loves and hopes; but what if you are a girl growing up in 20th century Northern Ireland before, during and after the ‘Troubles’?
From the poetic thoughts of our Mother, we get a sense of what it was like, ranging from humour, sadness, wistful thinking and sometimes just downright nonsensical, these are the words of one such girl.
Each poem tells a story.
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Thank you, Susan M. Toy for this fantastic article to warn authors about copyright infringing and the danger of scams in the writer’s world.
Close to two years ago, I discovered that my eBooks, both of them, were being listed for sale on a site about which I’d never heard before. They were not under contract to sell my eBooks nor was I receiving any payment for the nearly 1000 times the site reported my novel had already been downloaded. There was a link on the site authors could write to, if they felt their copyright had been infringed. So I wrote, asked them to take down my books, and … nothing happened. That’s when I contacted my friend Tim Baker, whose books were also listed on the site, and he wrote this blog post about our experience. Many of our friends also took up the cause, sharing this blog post and following up with more information as they heard of it – good friends like Chris Graham who blogs as The Story…
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I need to re-blog The Story Reading Ape’s Author Platform! Subscribe and connect. It’s a fantastic blog – by an amazing blogger!! 🙂
Yesterday I read on The Story Reading Ape’s blog about the 79-word challenge. The idea was actually brought up by Andrew Joyce who says he didn’t come up with it himself. If you’d like to read the entire post, please go to The Story Reading Ape’s blog and read the entire post.
I was thinking about this challenge for a while during further exploring Chris Graham’s blog. He had posted continued 79-word-stories by so many different, excellent authors.
They can be found here:
October 8, 2015: The first 7 79-word stories
October 9, 2015: 10 more 79-word-stories
October 10, 2015: 12 more 79-word-stories
By the time I had read them all, I definitely felt challenged. About 2 hours later I had entered my share to The Story Reading Ape’s Email address and the wait started.
Today I got word that my entry was accepted and published together with 5 other stories tonight at 6 pm London time.
I’m so excited!! – Oh yes, of course: my entry can be found here:
Thank you, Andrew Joyce and Chris Graham for this wonderful challenge and all your efforts!!