I joined with various people on the internet on Wednesday to capture the daily routine of a typical day. It was fun to bring special meaning to a regular day, as well as to see the lives of strangers pass by in my Instagram feed. I'm counting this as a warm up exercise. I managed to capture some moments, but a lot slipped by. Looking forward to giving it another try.
Next week I have not one, but two bundles! The holidays are upon us!
Running a site like this means that I should be up on social media. I think I manage to do an okay job running the Pixel Scrapper Facebook page, and when it comes to Twitter...well...I do my best. But my favorite place on the internet, current site excluded, is Pinterest. I just love the constant stream of ideas and jokes and delicious food. My life has certainly become much richer since I joined. These days the thing to do seems to be to bemoan the amount of time spent pinning instead of actually doing stuff, but I find that for myself the time I spend pinning is time well spent. I am always finding ideas to use in designing, or cooking, or just for regular living. I am also always on the lookout for things to help me manage my pinning, it is part of my job after all ;).
Tracking and knowing what's going on with your pins is still a kind of watery area, but a few sites are emerging to help you better manage your pin time. One site that I've been trying out lately is Viraltag.com. This site actually lets me schedule a bunch of pins at once, so that I don't have to bombard you all at once with the wonderful things I find. Currently I use it mostly to pin things from Pixel Scrapper, but who knows where it will take me in the future.
Do you use Pinterest? Do you find it's a time sucker or an idea giver?
I recently challenged our community designers to a mini kit challenge to create some add-ons for my pet bundle. I only did dogs and cats, but I know there are many more kinds of pets out there.
The results were tremendous and I wanted to share them with you here so you'd be sure to see them!
Every once in a while we like to post a little something about the technologies and services that help make Pixel Scrapper possible. Today I'd like to give a big shout out to an application called New Relic.
For any of you who operate websites, you've probably wondered at times exactly how long it takes your website to load for your users all around the world. Of course, you know how fast (or slowly) your website tends to load for you, but what about your average user? What about your user in Brazil?
New Relic shows you how long it takes your site to load for various users all over the world, and for every major browser. Not only that, but it supplies a ton of key data that helps you see exactly what's slowing your site down. It's been a huge help at Pixel Scrapper as we've worked to make our site load faster over the last few weeks.
Anyway, if you have a website, and a decent bit of tech experience, check out New Relic. They've got an awesome free forever plan, so it won't cost you a dime.
P.S. That's not an affiliate link, or anything: we've just been happy with their product.
This week's bundle is a bit of an oldie, in fact it's full of some of the oldest stuff on the site! A lot of my older stuff is just hanging around, although a lot of it coordinates so I've been trying to get it into kits so people are aware, and this is part of that effort!
Jordan and I lived in Gunsan, Korea for two years, so it's a very special in our lives. It's actually the place where I discovered digital scrapbooking, so that makes it even more special! I have lots of photos from our time there that I haven't really scrapped, so I'm planning to make a few more Korean bundles, but this is a little one to get things started!
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I love digital scrapbooking. I also love to read and bake cookies. Especially while drinking tea. I've lived around the world, and love to travel, which is usually the theme of most of my scrapping projects.