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How I sort out what to eat, using a few truisms/guidelines.
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Thank goodness. Not that things will likely change much -- people seldom read the fine print and having to add a disclaimer "this pin/post/tweet is being made as a contest entry" (how WOULD you do that for a tweet?) is not all that likely to catch on.
 
Read this, and then read it again for brands who give incentive to share things online. First 50 people to share this will be entered into a draw........or not:

http://www.internetretailer.com/2014/04/03/ftc-requires-disclosures-social-media-based-contests
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Yup. That's me. I wrote a poem yesterday, as part of #poetrymonth  that reflects on my relationship with my body. TL/DR, I don't hate my body and I am pretty thankful that it does what it needs to do most of the time. 
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From We <3 It on Tumblr... I just found this waaay too cute.
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I'm a little overwhelmed by internal image management for my current manuscript (basically a recipe book). Kindle states that their format currently supports "JPEG and GIF images of up to 127KB in size" within the manuscript but I am concerned about how much detail will be lost when I reduce the dimensions, ppi and quality.

I am wondering if anyone can give me a ballpark to aim for (combination of dimensions & ppi) that has worked or point me to any good articles about managing internal images.
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If you have photos, you will probably want to choose jpeg as your file format of choice as GIF does not handle the broad range of colors you find in a photo very well.

To make a good image that fits in the file size limit and gives at least 150 ppi (pixels per inch), you need to find the best compromise between resizing the image to a smaller size (6000x4500 pixels down to 3000x2250 pizels, for example) and by varying the compression (or 'quality' as some image editors call it) when you save the file as a jpeg.

First though, you need a picture. If your camera is a DSLR and can save images in RAW format, then choose that rather than saving as JPEG in order to have the best quality image. Photoshop or Lightroom can then be used to edit the image and resize it, and then you can save (export)  a copy as a jpeg.

If you camera only saves JPEG, then Photoshop and GIMP (which is free and which I use all the time) will let you save your image ina high quality format. Edit your image, resize it to the size  you need, and save (export) a copy as jpeg.

If you know that your image will be 4 inches wide on the page, then by multiplying the ppi of 150 by 4 tells you that your image needs to be at least 600 pixels wide. This is what you need to resize your image to.

This just leaves choosing the compression/quality when you save/export the file as a jpeg. Basically, guess a setting, save the file, and then check what size it is. If the image limit is 127 kB, then the ideal compression/quality setting is a file that saves at a size just under 127 kB.

The larger the image that you want on the page, the more you are going to have to compress it, and the less quality it will have, So make sure your images are small, and cropped so that it shows what you want to show and nothing more.
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Love this gif on using a few simple changes to drastically improve the readability of a table 
 
+Kenneth James Hamer I love this little .gif. Thought you'd get a kick out of it as well.
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Writing about two former local attractions that featured local marine life:
On my sixth birthday, my father took me to Sealand of the Pacific as a special treat. "One adult and one five year old," he told the ticket clerk. "Daddy!" I yelled, indignant, "I'm SIX today!" My father laughed, caught in his white lie, since children five and under were admitted free. He paid for both tickets and we went inside.
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Interesting infographic & video about redesigning the average blah contact page for #freelancers  
Learn to optimize your contact page to get more qualified customers. This guide is especially tailored for freelancers, creative entrepreneurs, and agencies. Don't miss out on potential sales, just because you're contact form isn't displaying your expertise.
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Trying to follow this list as I prepare to publish SmoothieJune...
 
http://www.thosedewolfes.com/5-things-before-you-publish - So you’ve written a book, had it edited, and you feel good about releasing it to the world. But WAIT! Before you put it on Kindle or Smashwords or add the PDF on your website for download, do these five things to increase sales/downloads and extend the reach of your book.
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Author/trainer/creator/photographer living in Victoria, BC.
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I'm a West Coast grrl through and through; I like the rain and the smell of the ocean. I'm creative and curious which means I follow tangents and check out whatever is new and shiny. I'm a mom and a blogger but not a mommy-blogger.  I'm married and closer to "middle-aged" than I'd care to admit.

Interests include: writing, libraries, tech, crafting, knitting, gardening, cooking, DIY, clever comedy, documentaries, movie-making, coffee, and afternoon naps.
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Author of Haiku Miscellany, partner in ThoseDeWolfes Creative