What are your blocks? What typically gets between you and the finished project? One of my bugbears is photography. I love it, but I’m crap at it. Of course the only way to be less crap is to practise… and to learn all I can.
So I’m headed to Dublin next weekend for a flying visit, to meet friends and learn from Kate. I’ll be taking her photography class at This is Knit; not sure two hours will be enough to get me over my hang-ups, but I’m excited to try! I also want to find time for this free product photography online course. Not that my products are the kind I can pose next to a vase, but hey. Anything I can learn, I want to. Not just for Instagram, but since we’re on the subject…
I’ve heard good stuff about this IG app and browser extension. I’m using Hootsuite, which does the job and allows me to schedule posts – plus I can sort out Twitter scheduling at the same time – but this is definitely prettier! And probably more powerful.
“Robots liking robots to fool the humans into thinking they’re real people.” Besides digging deep into what bots do and how to identify them, this raises some pertinent questions about what those likes and comments are really worth.
This South African group is using knitting to teach disadvantaged kids the basics of computer programming. I haven’t been able to find much detail, but we all know knitting patterns = coding, so – yeah!
On my long, long list of projects is improving my graphic design skills – there’s Stuff I want to make! Gabby Lord (designer and newsletter queen) helpfully put together this nifty mini-list of providers of apparel etc for you to sell your designs on. (There has got to be a simple word for that, but it’s not coming to me!)