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Zero to Hero Challenge Day 29


Today’s assignment: Think through your idea editorial calendar. Bonus: develop a regular feature for your blog.

The challenge for day 29 is explore my editorial calendar. I have followed a blogging calendar in the past. I ran a 365 project a few years back.  It was the inspiration for this macro photography project. For the past three Decembers  have blogged the LEGO  Star Wars Advent calendar This part October I created Robtotober, a robot a day, to keep me publishing regularly.

Grimlock of the dinobots meets a mouser

When I started Yoda Archives I  planned to post regularly. I wanted to post new images every Tuesday and Thursday.  It didn’t always work. Sometimes I made others I didn’t and eventually I dropped the planned schedule. I’ve been thinking of developing a weekly subject but didn’t want the blog to be too focused  on one character unless it was Yoda. I see the need for a regular feature but I’m not sure.

Some ideas I’m tossing around. Thorsday featuring Thor,  Spidey-Friday, Super Hero Saturday (less traffic on weeknends), New comic Wednesday a new comic book character post on Wednesday since that’s when new comic book hit the stores. Mythic Monday feature a mythic creature every monday. this one expand on Medusa monday i tried in the summer.

Any suggestions? Do you do a regular feature?

 


Zero to Hero Challenge Day 28


Today’s assignment: Find the post that has received the most views, likes, or comments, and write a related follow-up post.

The challenge for day 28 is to build on a previous post. I checked my stats the post with the most views was the Day 3 post on what was on my mind when I began this blog. That post was made three weeks ago so I had more time to build up views. The day 2o post on creating a new page was not far behind it in views. But the post with the most feedback was just posted a few days ago.

The day 22 was to join a blogging event. I was behind and did not get the post up until after midnight on Monday morning. It is now 10:30 Wednesday night and that post has more like than any other from the challenge. So that’s what I’ll build on for tonight.

Recapping  the post.

I choose to join a photo challenge event. I joined the  “A word a week Photography challenge.” The host picks a random word and you create something based on that word.

Last week’s word was Yellow. I photograph toys, so I picked some of my Yellow skinned mini-figs.

Minions!

minions_on_blue

After reviewing the images I picked this one because it  looks like Bumblebee punched Wolverine and jungle boy.

bumbleebee_wins

Expanding on the post.

I really liked joining the word a week photo challenge. It has made me eager to try more challenges.  I want to try to shoot something for this week’s challenge as well. Still thinking on it. I have also found another weekly photo challenge that starts soon. I will shoot something for that and post it when the challenge begins.

Now I just need to make the time. My son got send home from daycare Tuesday. He had a cough and we already had an appointment for that afternoon. But the day care said he was too sick to be there so he came home. Turns out he has pneumonia. So he stayed home today but never napped. That’s why I’m writing this post so late. He’ll also be home tomorrow. If he naps I’ll shoot something for one of the challenges.

Bonus Picture

Here’s another image for Yellow challenge. I didn’t post it the other day due  to time constraints.  Here is jungle boy from LEGO minifigures series 7.

series 7 jungle boy


Zero to Hero Challenge Day so behind


Today’s assignment: Find a blogging event (try our Blog Event Listings) and throw your hat into the ring.

Days 22 challenge was to join a blogging event. I choose to join a photo challenge event. Weather in the teens and fighting off a cold kept inside. I joined the  “A word a week Photography challenge.” The host picks a random word and you create something based on that word.

Once a week I will dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre.

 

Last week’s word was Yellow. I photograph toys so I picked some of my Yellow skinned mini-figs.

The Minions are super popular and yellow. Here they stood still just long enough for me to snap a pic. They didn’t touch or break anything while I was looking.

minions_on_blue

I posed a group photo crossing few themes, Superheroes, Lego mini figures, minions and Transformers.  I clicked the shutter a couples times.  They figures fell down. I reset them and continued to shoot. After reviewing the images I picked this one because it  looks like Bumblebee punched Wolverine and jungle boy.

bumbleebee_wins


Zero to Hero Challenge Day 20 Add a New Page


Today’s assignment: add a new page to your blog.

Today’s challenge is add a new page to my blog. I already have an About me page, that was updated back on day eight of zero to hero. I also have a contact page so you can send me a message. Plus a conventions page which list what shows I attend and will be attending. I still need to enter 2014 shows just waiting to confirm them.  My Other sites page is a list of other web sites and blogs I run. Besides the toy photography I also photograph faeries and Superheroes. you can find link to fantasy art work on my other sites page. What’s in the bag is a list of resources and tips to help you determine what figures are in those blind bags pouches.

Legend of Zelda

With all those pages, what could I add. Back on day 13 we were assigned to build a better blog roll. While working on that I decided I had too many links on my Blog roll. It was more a list of web sites that were toy, LEGO,  or Star Wars themed. I decided I need to shorten the blog roll and make a links page. My new page is Favorite sites. Now that the links are on a page I can trim down the blog roll to fellow bloggers. I hope this helps build on the community here

You can find links to all my pages in the navigation bar at the top of each blog page.


Zero to Hero Challenge Day 18 social networks


Today’s assignment: Explore one or more social networks, and start an account so you can being exploring the possibilities. If you’re already active on a social network, set up Publicize and link the account to your blog, and/or create a strategy for how you’ll use it.

Today’s challenge is to explore and add a social network. Or connect to them using Publicize. Well I’m already on most of the social networks and have them connected via Publicize. I’ve even have a gentlemint, which is similar to Pinterest. I’ve had users pin my work on Pinterest. But I’ve not really gotten into it yet. Even though Facebook is the big social network, I get the smallest feedback from it. Tumblr seems to drive more people to my projects.

Who uses Pinterest? how’s the community there?

Yoda and Elkhorn the dwarf

Here are my current social sites.

Facebook
Google+
Tumblr
Twitter
Gentlemint.com