Monday, May 3, 2010

Chris Brogan Challenge : How Flickr Did it Right

As I was sitting in a lonely hotel room, waiting for my husband to get out of work, I was searching the web for new ideas for my blog. During my search, I came across a guy named Chris Brogan, author of Social Media 101 and coauthor of Trust Agents. Mr. Brogan had made a list of 100 blog topics that he hoped “I” would write about. Many of his ideas fit me perfectly, while others I’m not really sure what they are. In all my boredom, I decided to challenge myself to write about all 100 of his topics. This won’t be easy, since some of the topics are a big question mark to me, but a little research never hurt anyone. Figuring in the fact that I don’t write real posts on the weekend, this challenge will be 100% successful if I complete it in 20 weeks. So let’s begin…Day Six – Topic six(Still at it)!

The first thing I had to ask when this topic came up was, what is Flickr? Again, I am embarrassed for not knowing something so basic, but at the same time I’m excited to be learning about so many new online resources. So it turns out that Flickr is a website like Photobucket or PicassaWeb. It allows its users to upload and share photos, videos, and images. Using Flickr is free if you keep your uploading to under 100MB. If you need more space, they charge $25 per year for unlimited storage. So what would I do with it? I think Flickr would be a great resource in creating online family albums. After you upload them, you can even edit or crop the individual pictures. When your album is complete you can easily send the link to everyone you know and they can view your pictures all around the world. Flickr can also be used by those of in the blogging world to host our photos. Although I’ve used Photobucket in the past, I’m sure Flickr would work just as well. So, I know I didn’t really answer Chris Brogan’s question, but I’ll need to have time to test it out before I can say what they did right. Which photo hosting website do you prefer? Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!

3 comments:

blueviolet said...

I like Flickr a lot and the photos upload crisper and with better colors!

Rebecca D said...

Good for you... I need to look at the list... I struggle with prompts... I think I'm too rebelious. When someone tells me to write about something I hate whatever I write... go figure.

Thanks for stopping by today. I have had fun reading a bunch of your posts.

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Kel,

What a FUN idea. I may have to check out those questions and play along myself.

Definitely something to think about during the summer for my blog.

Love your site, have I told you that already?