Zero to Hero: Day Six

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    Day Six — almost a week in, and everyone’s going strong!

    Today, it’s time to put your publishing hat back on and publish a post — your choice of topic — that includes one new-to-you element, like an image, video, or other embedded media. (Or, if you’re a photo or art blogger, some text!) Complete details on the main Zero to Hero page.

    Use this space as a place to ask questions and seek feedback from fellow bloggers, or just to talk about blogging, why you’re here, and how your month is going.

    Please refrain from posting links to your blog unless you’re seeking feedback — this is a place for discussion. Given the number of participants and length of these threads, we are deleting comments that are simply links to make it easier for participants to have real discussions with one another. Instead, give your posts the “zerotohero” tag to enable other participants to find you.

    The Daily Post has a weekly open thread on Sundays called “Community Pool,” for peer feedback. If you’re looking for general feedback on your blog or feedback unrelated to this challenge, please visit that thread.

    Now get posting!

    #1590683

    birgerbird
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    I followed the instructions exactly to embed a photo from instagram. it didn’t work. then I went to the photo and on the instagram app there is an “embed” option so I even copied the embed code and pasted it into my post. didn’t work. I tried doing it as a media image (insert media) AND directly pasting the code into the text of the post . . . nothing working. what gives?

    #1590685

    birgerbird
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    the image does not appear, only a link to my image.

    #1590686

    mayerfv
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    http://mayerswrestling.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/three-stories-that-tell-stories-zero-to-hero-challenge-day-6/

    My post inspired by today’s assignment.
    It was my way of introducing you to one of the most important parts of my blog: fiction.

    #1590687

    daphnec2002
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    @birgerbird – If it’s just a link, you might need to remove the hyperlinking behavior. Click anywhere on the link to your image and click the unlink icon. It will look like a chain link that’s broken.

    #1590689

    @michelleweber

    If you’re a photo blogger, try connecting your images with some haiku

    I am a photo blogger on two blogs ,but I have no idea what that means can you explain it please?

    #1590690

    I wrote a review, and didn’t even realize that it qualified for today’s challenge. Awesome. http://singinthelifeboat.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/short-version-not-dead/

    #1590693

    authorelos
    Member

    I was able to embed a video, finally! But I didn’t use the embedding code provided by You Tube. That didn’t work. I just copied the shortcut link and pasted it in my post.

    #1590694

    I’ve done something new to me! I was sincere for once!
    Check it out on Self esteem and my apparent obsession with Ryan Gosling

    #1590695

    And I’ve just gone and done something that isn’t new to me: I’ve put a bad link in! So let me try it again! Here it is/ should be.
    Self esteem and my apparent obsession with Ryan Gosling

    #1590696

    Yep that’s it! Queue patented ‘Successful-Link’ dance!

    #1590697

    This event is becoming more and more interesting. Today I learnt how to embed a youTube video. Thankyou wordpress for making blogging a learning experience for me.
    http://sanchitahobby.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/music-is-eternal/
    This blog also gave me an opportunity to share a very loving memory.

    #1590698

    gailraynor
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    Short and sweet. Link to my Pinterest page for a delicious green smoothie recipe.

    http://raynorshine.co/2014/01/07/green-breakfast-smoothie/

    #1590699

    daphnec2002
    Member

    @captureyouphotography – I believe she might be referring to Haiku poetry style tied to your photo (3 lines. First line: 5 syllables, second line: 7 syllables, third line: 5 syllables). Here’s a photo blog that has a Haiku with a photo: http://blog.atmtxphoto.com/category/haiku-photo/

    Hope that helps!

    #1590700

    @captureyouphotography — what daphne said! Simply that if you normally post only images, you might try adding some text, like haiku, as a way to guide your visitors through the images and give them a little more context. That’s just one possibility, though!

    #1590701

    I learned how to embed a youtube music video too! I also got to do the daily prompt challenge and the zero to hero challenge in one post. :-D I’m so excited!!!!!

    http://onesahmscrazylife.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/the-grass-may-be-greener-on-the-other-side-but-just-as-hard-to-mow/

    Rainbows and Music?! Who WOULDN’T like that combination? Go check it out and give me some feedback please!

    #1590702

    lunacooler
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    @captureyouphotography, from my understanding, that would mean writing a haiku to describe a photo so you can express one kind of perspective from the photo. For example, if there was a picture of a mountain top encircled by clouds, you could write a haiku about the mountain and the clouds.

    #1590703

    ashkej
    Member

    Thank you! I learned something very cool today! No idea I could use Instagram code straight from the address bar, and I always wondered about embedding music (esp. Soundcloud links). I was also able to combine the weekly writing challenge into today’s post. So a double thank you!

    http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/weekly-writing-challenge-cliffhanger/

    #1590704

    ashkej
    Member
    #1590707

    birgerbird
    Member

    @daphnec2002 thank you! but I want the image to appear on the home page of my blog as it shows the most recent post, not just when you hit “read more.”
    @michelleweber can you help me with this?

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