Friday, March 4, 2011

Coolpix, Tweets and Inkspot


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I’ve posted over at the Midnight Ink author blog, Inkspot, about all the different ways I read books – and what books I’m reading now. We’d love it if you stopped by and weighed in about how you read.

New Camera

When I was told it looked cloudy and miserable in the photos of Savannah I posted last Sunday, I knew it was finally time to get a new camera. I’ve been making due with my little Casio point-and-shoot, which I’ve come to loathe with the fire of a thousand white-hot suns.

Well, okay, maybe not that much. But a new camera was definitely in order.

After lots of research I made the decision not to go with an SLR. If this was a photography site or I was taking pictures for a book it would be worth it to get one, but not for what I do. So I went with the Nikon Coolpix P100 which takes both photos and videos, has long telephoto and macro features, and offers the option of manual settings.

It also has a bunch of other bells and whistles I’m still trying to figure out, but so far, so good.


Follow CricketMcRae on Twitter

Well, I’ve gone and done it. I’ve had a Twitter account for quite a while, I never really did much with it, but after dropping by Kerrie Flanagan’s intro class at the Northern Colorado Writers studio I dove in.

Don’t expect a lot of writing tips from me, as there is such a wonderful plethora of writing and publishing information out there. I’ll pass on interesting bits and pieces that I find, though, as well as links to this blog. And it seems to me that micro-blogging deserves micro-recipes – not just links to recipes on other sites. So search for #HearthCricket on Twitter to see the very short recipes and household tips that I’ll be posting. There aren’t many yet, but there will be.

To follow me on Twitter just click on the button above. But if Twitter isn’t your thing, no worries. I’ll likely put a feed with my recent tweets on Hearth Cricket soon.

And yes, I still feel ridiculous talking about tweets. With a little desensitization, though, I’ll no doubt come to use terms like tweeps (twitter peeps) with casual aplomb.

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