Moving to Wordpress.org

I have moved my blog “A Shepherd’s Story” over from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. The differences are technical, so I won’t go into them here.

What you need to know is that the address will stay the same—shepherdstory.com. Also, if you follow the blog via RSS reader or by email subscription, you will probably have to re-subscribe over at the new blog. Just click over and there is a subscribe by email form on the sidebar. Let me know if you have any trouble.

If you haven’t heard, we have some news in the Caauwe household. Watch the new blog for a new post in a day or so.

Tools

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This post is a test. I’m using a desktop application called MacJournal to write this post. I’m checking to see how it works for posting to the blog. I’ve used MacJournal for several years as a journaling program (since 2003). It used to be freeware, but it was purchased by a software developer in Minnesota. Now it’s pay-for software, but has been worth it. The last couple versions have included the feature to post to blogs directly from the software. But I’m not sure how useful that feature is.

But I just wanted to see how a post would look when I wrote it from here. So if you have no idea what I just wrote about, you can simply disregard this.

I have some catching up to do here. I’l try to do that this week if possible.

Photo Sharing

We first got a digital camera just before Hannah (our oldest—4) was born. It was a 1.3 pixel still feature of our camcorder. Since then, we have had several different cameras and have taken several thousand pictures. We currently have over 11,000 photos on our computer at home. Last spring I made the upgrade to a digital SLR, which makes it even easier to take more and (hopefully) better pictures.

Most of our pictures are of the kids. We love to show them off. Although, because these are all digital, we don’t often make prints of them (except to go in frames or for gifts). Instead, the main way we share them is by posting them on the web. There are three web sites that I have used to share our pictures. I can’t decide on just one to use exclusively since they all unique features.

I invite you to take a look at our pictures at any of the sites. Take your pick and I’ll keep it loaded with new pictures. Then create your own account and share some of your own pics. There are links to each of the sites in the sidebar of the blog.

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Flickr
Sign up as a friend or family to see all our photos. Go into account preferences to receive an email when one of your contacts uploads new pics.

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Picasa Web Albums

Create an account (or sign in with a Google account) and mark us as a favorite to be notified when we post new pics.

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.Mac Web Gallery

Webgallery_glory20070807_2This is the simplest of the three. No need to sign in. But it also won’t notify you when new images are posted. I’ll try to remember to let you know here and send you the link when I post new pics.

I’m interested to know what you think about the different sites. Leave your thoughts in the comments.