I've got some interesting photos to share, and I was researching whether Flickr, Photobucket, or something else is the best way to go.
After about 30 minutes, I realized I could just join both, upload my photos to both, try both out, and figure out which one is better faster than I could research. And it'd give me a more accurate understanding of how both work.
So, that's where I'm at. I've got some interesting Vietnam photos. Also, I'm not sure about crash-proofing a blog, but I get the impression that high resolution images hosted on site don't help. So I'll look to do more embeds and less uploads directly to the site, I think.
Takeaway for the day - when it's free or the cost is nominal, choose both options. Buy both guides to investing or learning a new programming language. Sift through both of them. Thinking about which sites to sign up on? Just sign up and tool around on all of them until you find one that suits you. Why not? You'll be better informed, and you'll be learning by building actively instead of just reading passively. Why do we over research things anyways? It's no good. Decisiveness. Decisiveness is good.
The main thing i want to ask you about is jobs, specifically applying to them. At the moment I have limited contacts when it comes to finding a job, and I'm relying on career fairs in the town i live in, school jobs, and recently internet searches. I'm wondering, what would be the best way to find a job, specifically when you are not relying on contacts.
I had the idea to write a short letter along with a resume when applying for a few jobs at once,telling about my limited experience but strong enthusiasm to work hard and learn while producing value for whomever hires me. I'm not sure how frequently this tactic is used, or if a genuine letter would even be effective. I know you've never held a salaried job, but perhaps you've been asked this enough to have some experience in it by now.
The main point is I want to know if it makes a difference to have a genuine desire to learn and do good at your job, or if your employer won't be able to tell. And if it does make a difference, can it help you overcome short comings (like lack of that vital experience everyone is looking for).
Sorry this emails is getting a bit long, however I think I've only asked one big question with some small questions mixed in, so i hope it wont drain to much of your time as i would very much appreciate a prompt response on the issue, before you take time to write out a longer reply if you are going to do so. If this interrupts the process you usually use, again, sorry about that.
Wrapping this up now, I've noticed you have a lot of references to others websites and have a fair collection of them. Would it be a great deal of work to slowly gather them up and give them their own section, so your readers can see all the cool places they can go without crawling obsessively through the comments section? Not sure how hard it would be, but thought i should ask.
Well today's been awesome. I hung out with Tanner, with James and Samuel and Dana and Mat and the a bunch of other Dynamite Circle peeps. I did some good reading, said goodbye to Laura, chatted with some cool people online.
One thing I've been thinking about these works: should I be 'allowed' to do other work in this hour?
The point of this writing is "training myself, proving to myself, that I can resolve to do something, and then persist to have it done". The medium to train myself was to be "A challenge to the very core of my being. Can I sit down, every single day, for one whole hour, for 90 days in a row, and write?".
Well, it doesn't matter what I write according to that. I can devote the writing time to philosophizing, to repeating the same word again and again, to trying new stuff, whatever.