Photographs: They can Make or Break your on-line Article. Part 2

Denise OStarred Page By Denise O, 13th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/-3fj03aw/
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When an idea strikes you, for a article you want to write, at times you will not have all that you need, to complete your article. Unless you release your imagination and just use what you have.

Duct It!

When I was setting this shot up, I needed at least two rolls of duct tape, since I had emphasized that you use a lot of duct tape in my article. I could only find one roll. I know, I know, I live in Alabama and I only have one full roll of duct tape. I think there is a law against this is Alabama but, do not quote me on that.

Well yes, we use it here, it is a 'fill in tool/part' for all that can be taped together, if need be. I didn't want to go out and buy another roll, as Dan has already (apparently) used the empty roll for repairs in the last month. Even though we are in Alabama, us women do have to take measures to keep the duct tape use and also the staple gun, to a minimum, with the men folk.

The top roll only has one strip of duct tape around the roll, I turned it on its side, so you can just see the tape. I angled the tape, so you would be unable to see the inside of the roll of tape and I placed a marker inside. The marker is sitting on top of a bunched up piece of tape. To give the illusion that yes, there is tape on that roll or, why is the marker set in the air, just a tad.

I made sure I showcased the full roll of duct tape (on the bottom) by putting it on its side. This way, it gives you the illusion that I do indeed have two 'full' rolls, ready to duct tape my enemy in their room.

Step By Step Instructions: Duct the One You Love

You say Yarn, I say Thread!

I used everything in this picture to make EFF-IT-BALL'S but, where I have fooled the eye is:

Dan and I had forgotten to pick up white yarn floss. I then had to come up with something, as I found out we forgot the yarn floss when I went to make the balls the next day. Dan was already at work and I have not been able to drive since the year 2000.

So I had to make do with what I had. I had white thread.

I had to fold the thread over itself about 10 times to make it look as thick as yarn floss. I did have a needle threader so it was not hard getting the thread in the eye of the needle. It worked for the photograph and it worked for the EFF-IT-BALL's.

Step By Step Instructions: EFF-IT-BALL

I love to Colour

I was on a deadline, one I created for myself. It was around 4 in the morning, I needed to get my drink part of my Super Bowl series done. The same Super Bowl that would start play at 6:30 (kick-off) that evening. It turned into a personal challenge, you will finish this Denise, no matter if it is 1 minute until kick-off, dammit!

I needed the cocktail napkins I purchased the day before. For the life of me, I was unable to locate them. I decided to finish up on the rest of the the two pages I was working on and come back to looking for the napkins later on.

I finished everything, including my links and tags and so, I went on the hunt for those darn napkins I needed to seal the deal. After some looking around for 10 minutes (I was tired), I decided to just give up. I grabbed my grandson Tristan's crayons. art paper and made my own napkin.

Nothing But: Drinks & A Drinking Game

Here it is!

I leave the drawing to my son and daughter, as you can clearly see but, I think my napkin turned out just fine. It looked like a drink sitting on a bar (okay with cheap napkins), just waiting for someone to take a sip.

To draw the eye away from the fact that I made a some what crooked napkin that was colored with a brown crayon:

I added a bowl of peanuts on the side and some peanuts directly on the napkin. I glass of beer topped it off.

Adding a photograph to your page is there to catch your readers eye. I have used a photograph in each section of this page but, it is a page about photography. Add photographs, make them relevant and use your imagination if you get stuck in a bit of a bind.

Photographs: They can Make or Break your on-line Article. Part 1

I know this title looks as if I know it all but, as with photographs, you are trying to catch your potential readers eye, it has nothing to do with ego...

How to Write a Good on-line Article. Also Catch a Star

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author avatar Denise O
I live in Georgia, USA. I am a granny to 3 precious children. I am Mama to Bugg and two human beings. I was once married to a wonderful, Dan.

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author avatar Retired
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Bravo on a good star page! :)

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you rama devi nina for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Photos and headlines both matter and this is a wonderful article and must have taken a lot of tile to put together.

I like pictures adding value to articles, but have to say that it is not always possible to add pictures in every article. For my "Thought of the Day" series of inspirational articles I do not have access to appropriate photographs that emphasise aspects of the ideas discussed.

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

I understand, as I had written, a good title is very important. The best written words I have ever read, have no photographs what so ever. Also as Mark has pointed out, I write articles that are just made for photos. Like recipes, Bugg & Sweet Tee stories and such. I sent your page on tweeter, I will have to do facebook tomorrow. I had my grandson over night, until this afternoon. I am beat.LOL
Anyways, my daughter already text'd my hubby and wrote: Tell Mama, not funny! Gotta love it! LOL

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Indeed, photos tend to keep a viewer on an article longer.

Certain kinds of pages really "need" pictures - pet articles, travel articles, and recipes.

Its best to use your own, or be sure they are copyright free - I will reject pages that the pictures are obviously copyright but its not up to me to check - the submitter must be sure.

Good article Denise.

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

I agree with ya Mark. Some articles are just made for photos. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
28th Feb 2012 (#)

What a creative page Denise- you are a marvel and inspire us all....thanks Denise:0)

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Awww Delicia, you sure are a lifter of my spirits, so kind of you. As always, thank you for brightening up my page.:).

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author avatar Jerry Walch
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Hi, Denise. Mark and Peter pretty well summed things up for me. Excellent work as always.

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Hey Jerry, thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Songbird B
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Another great Star page and also teaching us some 'tricks of the trade' Denise! lol.. You are so inventive..I applaud you heartedly my dear friend..\0/x

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Yep, I am giving up a few, wink, wink. LOL
I am going to give up 'some' of my recipe secrets (in a few weeks) but, you know I have to keep a few for myself. Thanks for being you, just a sweetheart. Great seeing your smiling face.:)

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Interesting and good reading article.

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Buzz
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Inspiring and informative, my friend. Congrats on the star!

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks Buzz my friend, for your kind words. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Jules Castillo
28th Feb 2012 (#)

I know this title looks as if I know it all but, as with photographs, you are trying to catch your potential readers eye, it has nothing to do with ego...

love this line...congrats on this Star page

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks cowboy, I really meant this. I was apprehensive on using this as my title but, it was eye catching. It beats: I do alright, so let me show you a few tips. LOL
As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Christine Crowley
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Great read - enjoyed it. Keep photographing!

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks Christine for your kind words. I must take photos hon, it is in my blood and the form of art I posses. Well maybe not to some but, I can say I approach every photo I use in a article, as if I am molding a lump of clay and hopefully as I keep adding more, it just might turn into a good piece of art. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar D in The Darling
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Well woven together. You must be having a little connection with the Weaver-bird family. Check your family tree! Hahahaha!

Nice for sharing my friend!

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2012 (#)

I do weave things quite a lot, in life. LOL
It is always a pleasure seeing your gorgeous smiling face on my page. I think it hypes up my views. As always my friend, thank you for your support.:)

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
28th Feb 2012 (#)

What a great article and your napkin is quite decorative too.

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author avatar Denise O
29th Feb 2012 (#)

Awww thank you Han. I think my grandson could do better but hey, it works.
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar richardpeeej
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you for your advice Denise a great article my friend and a well deserved star for this one ,,,

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author avatar Denise O
29th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you Richard, for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Sheila Newton
29th Feb 2012 (#)

Just like with Part one -Photographs - or at least images - can make or break on online article. ANY online article. Your eye goes straight for the pics - and if the pics are good - well, you've cracked it! As long as your writing's half decent that is, Denise. But you know all this - you just told me above!!! Why am I wittering on? It's because these photo articles of yours have excitied me. Thanks, honey.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Feb 2012 (#)

Food for thought for me Denise, as I find it difficult to add photos relevant to my articles. But I will keep trying, thanks for the invaluable tips - siva

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author avatar Denise O
29th Feb 2012 (#)

I understand Siva, as I have stated before, I do write those kind of articles that require photos if you want to get some where with them, like pet pages and recipes. I say, just keep your great pages coming, you do great work. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
29th Feb 2012 (#)

My Dear Denise: I must be missing something! What exactly were you making? The photographs are so good and your text is well-written but I cannot see the end product. Whatever you made, I am sure it worked beautifully!
Love, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Denise O
29th Feb 2012 (#)

The napkin that I used, was not the packaged ones I showed in the first photo. I had to grab the grandson's crayons and make the napkin. The photo with the yarn floss was actually thread doubled over, many times, as I forgot to grab white yarn floss. The first photo was actually one empty roll of duct tape and one full but, I made it look like both rolls were full of tape.
I showed the example of what I made with the last photos but, the first two, you have to visit the links. Whew! LOL
I hope that explains it. Thank you for stopping by. Lubs ya.:)

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author avatar richellet
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for this denise.. miss reading you page... take care!

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author avatar Denise O
5th Mar 2012 (#)

No problem richellet. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate it. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Nice work - grats on the star well deserved :D

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author avatar Denise O
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you faith for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
7th Mar 2012 (#)

Hi Denise thank you for sharing this article and concratulations with the star award.

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Hi Andre, you are most welcome. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar simplyoj
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Interesting one, great effort you had here. Nice one.

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Thank you simplyoj for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Judy Ellen
29th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you for helping us learn how to get Star pages! You are a great writer!!!

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Awww thank you Judy, you are too sweet. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Katrina
3rd May 2012 (#)

Congrats on the star:)

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar shaheda
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Good article and helpful tips.

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Thank you Shadea for your kind words. I hope it helps. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Joseph l.Cox
11th Oct 2012 (#)

hellnice to meet you,. you are a very creative lady enjoyed your article.
joe

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author avatar Teila
28th Oct 2012 (#)

Imagine is everything, well, at least it will get ones foot in the door. Great job on this.

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author avatar Retired
13th Apr 2013 (#)

great job :)

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author avatar Bets
30th Apr 2013 (#)

Wow Denise O, this article goes way back to February 2012 and I missed it. Well here I am to tell you how crafty, (no pun intended), you were in setting everything up to write your little heart out about the use of photographs in articles. I realized in the third paragraph where this story was going and I do want to try and make your eff-eff ball creations. Your house seems like alot of fun being in when it's super-bowl time in Alabama. LoL. I have to say a slight correction is needed here. You wrote, "I think there is a law against this is Alabama but..." I think you intended to add the word "in Ala." MiBad? LoL. I so much enjoyed visiting your page today. It has been awhile being in here. Take care. Lots of love, Bets :)

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author avatar Graceful
12th Jun 2014 (#)

Very creative! :-)

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author avatar Etc.
1st Aug 2014 (#)

They do! They do! I have quite a picture collection and can usually find something in it that serves. I often reach for a metaphoric connection.

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