Swopes' Blog Spot
Duane & Nancy Swope, CUGG
May 12, 2007
We started using a blog a few months ago and we have found it an excellent way to post pictures and videos taken of our family.
You can find the blog instructions etc. at Google.com ......look under "more" and you will find the blog and also the Google video site that we have used.
I had quite a time figuring out how to use the blog and to make it look like I wanted it to..........it took awhile to learn how to do it all. I have a friend I know who writes a great blog and I just kept studying hers until I got it the way I wanted. Now I find it real easy to update it each time. We don't update it a lot but it's been great for putting our son's recent wedding pictures and videos on it so family members could see them without opening attachments. We have had great comments from them on how easy it was to see all the pictures. We did run into a few people who have older computers crashing when trying to view the pictures and videos. I think it's because of a plug in required to view them......the newer computers don't seem to have a problem.
I use www.bubbleshare.com to upload the pictures........it's been really easy to use. You have to sign up for a free account. I am not sure how much storage they have available but it must be a lot as I have put a lot of digital pictures up there. We have a fast Internet connection and the pictures go up quickly. Once you get your album set up then you can copy the HTML coding and put it into your blog and then view your pictures in a slide show.........by clicking on one picture you are taken to the bubble share web site and can view the pictures in a larger size.
I use Google Video to load up the little movies taken with my small digital camera. It works every time and I have been real happy with it. We have a camcorder but tend to use our video in our small digital camera more now as they have really improved on them. It depends on the size of your video as to how long it takes to upload them but they are usually not very big files when taken with our digital camera.