Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Blog Guelph: Inside Blog Guelph

Back in early August, a small group of photo nuts meet at the Albion for a face to face, beer drinking, photo swapping good old time also known as Guelph's First Flickr Meet.

Blogger/photographer VW_Busman cooked up the idea and told Flickr.....the photo hosting site that Blog Guelph relies on. Upon VW's arrival, he laid some nifty Flickr swag stickers and buttons out for the gang. Here we see Blairware’s photo of a Flickr button resting on the head of a beer.

How friggin fun is that?!

If you're keen to contribute to Blog Guelph but have yet to figure out the complex system for having your photos appear, allow me to reveal the process.

Start by setting up an account with Flickr. Upload your digital photos. Tag the Guelph shots 'Guelph'. Then, go to Groups and join the one called 'Guelph'. You can read the various strings, throw your two cents worth into the conversation or just lurk around. After you upload your pictures and tag them, send them to the Guelph group. If the 'blog this' toggle doesn't appear over your images, we'll sort that out directly.

That's the full deal. Me or someone filling in for me will cruise the shots and post one or more a day with a wee commentary. Then we'll link back to you and leave a comment on your site.

Simple like sunshine don't you think?

Of course it would also be spectacular if you told everyone you knew about Blog Guelph. Even more stupendous would be getting a link from your website or blog to us. And triple fun arrives if you are a Guelphite and have a blog.....cause we'll add you to the blogroll on the right hand side.

Our purpose is fairly straightforward. My dear friend Henry Kock used to say if you want to see positive stuff go on in your community, you've got to make the process beautiful. Following this logic along, me thinks the more people engaged in 'making it beautiful' the more beautiful we'll be.

Blog Guelph wants to capture this cities beauty and encourage more of it. Guelph is our home after all.

We're also looking for sponsors and advertisers for the site. Even though this is an arty farty Art Jam project, it does take time and we do like to eat. Contact details are on the right hand side bar.

Sue Richards

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busman said...

I'm working on Flickr meet #2. Watch the Guelph Flickr group discussion area for more details.

Sue Richards said...

Very good sir. Keep the Flickr flicking will yah.....

Van said...

Hi Sue, thanks for introducing yourself yesterday. It was great meeting you. I'm sorry I missed the meet in August; it sure would be fun to get to know more photographers from the city.

I have syndicated your blog (and Gareth's) on LiveJournal so LJers like me can view updates on their friends pages.

Van said...

P.S. I blogged about meeting you!

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.