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Mike Feddersen

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What I see here is a future "How to" or a "Guess What I Learned About Selling Stock Photos"(I kinda like that title, but it's yours if you want it.)

Between the hands on, and the chatrooms, and all the studying, I think you probably already can write the 2.0 version. Give it a year and you will have the encyclopedia version. Seriously, sell an electronic copy that gets all updates. A hard copy that includes photos you uploaded, with watermarks. And access to the updated digital version.

I was racking my brain for possible host beneficiary ideas. You mentioned electrical outlets. What if you went looking for electrical product companies, electricians, etcetera that have blogs? What do they already use for photos? Do they have a Facebook following?
It would be really easy to do research on these types, then see what they like by what they already have/use. Then go to your stock photo outlets to see what they already have, and what gaps you could fill.


Cris Fellows wrote:ALONE

I'm not really, have just taken to sleeping alone of late.  Perhaps something that happens when you have been together most of your life, the kids are gone and you just want to listen to a book before you sleep...then hear no snoring and feel no movement.  It's been rather lovely here alone in this little room.

Hi Cris,
I was looking back through the photos posted in here, your background picture made me think of a "picture harp". I don't know if there is such a thing, but I could see it as great fun for adults and kids alike.
Maybe make them as a picture frame, customers add their own photos. Probably better be a plexiglass cover.
1 month ago

Crt Jakhel wrote:Halfway out of the dark

"Red at night,
Sailors delight.
Red in the morning,
Sailors take warning."
1 month ago

Margaret Gilbride wrote:Half way out of the dark

Love this, it would make a great wallpaper on a smart phone's background.
1 month ago

Margaret Gilbride wrote:Warmth

Quite the difference in a similar photo pointing in the same direction, the difference being night and day.
1 month ago

Margaret Gilbride wrote:Tradition

Margaret, love the setting, especially the silverware.
1 month ago

Douglas Crouch wrote:alone: my tiny house from across treasure lake, Northern Kentucky and part of the banks development below it.  Terraces, elongated and individual tree planting terraces of fruit and nuts below towering burr and Shumard oak and sugar maple.

Douglas, I know it's dumb, but Kentucky looks so long I don't think of it as having a north, or south. Just an easy and west.
1 month ago

Su Ba wrote:........


Cats are one of our permaculture rodent control methods. The farm currently hosts 22 cats, most of which are freeloaders, but that's ok. By using cats we avoid introducing toxins into the environment and endangering the protected species here (the Hawaiian hawk & Hawaiian owl).

The photo is of Newton, the adult cat who was a sick lost tomcat 2 months ago. We've neutered him and healed him up, giving him a permanent home in the process. He's still very insecure and nervous, trying to adjust to living in a feline commune. He often seeks out a lap, looking for comfort. The kitten is Tunafish, a throwaway kitten that was spied at our local restaurant. Too frightened to go near people, it took a can of tuna fish to lure her into a trap. Her first week after being captured, she desperately wanted a mother cat to bury her face into its fur and hide. She needed comforting. One evening she cautiously approached Newton, somehow got approval to snuggle up to him, and now uses him as her comfort blanket.

I was just wondering how Tunafish is doing?
2 months ago
Your pole barn takes me back 40 some years ago.
The first year my parents and I moved to a new, old house. Probably a hundred years old, the farmer that owned it had used the house to shelter his sheep. My parents, a step uncle, and my dad's dad((not a grampa to me) and a little help from a general contractor, rebuilt the house down to the two by fours and lathe style plaster.
Anyway my dad had gravel trucks, one of the rearends went out. A Nipco heater, a sheet of plywood and the dump box provided a poor shelter to work on it.
Winter was still in full swing as he had the local elevator's construction crew putting up a 30' by 40' shop. No more laying in the slush while putting in a rebuilt rearend.
2 months ago