I use 3 words to define how I set my year, and have been doing so since 2012.
Here are the 3 words I chose for 2015:
And that’s where Flickr comes in. By using Flickr, which has a partnership with Pinterest to provide attribution details for pins, you can ensure you always get attribution.
1. Join Flickr. You need an account, obviously.
2. Upload your photo or photos to Flickr. Make sure you add information in the description and tag fields. Include the photo in any sets you might have and target it to groups, too.
That won’t help for getting attribution on Pinterest, but it will help in getting your photos more eyeballs on the photo-sharing site.
3. Grab the HTML or BBCode from the photos you want to use. This is the code you need. When viewing an individual photo, click “Share” button, and then “Grab the HTML/BBCode.”
4. Embed the code in your blog post. Just paste the code wherever you want to to be in the blog post. Tweak the formatting as you see fit.
5. Publish your blog post. Yeah, you can’t get attribution unless your content is published. So now it’s just a matter of time until your content gets pinned, and your attribution shows up on Pinterest.
(As you can see in the example on this blog post, my Flickr name, polleydan, shows up on the Pinterest pin just below the text box.)
I have never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. But last year I did something different after learning about what Chris Brogan does.
I chose three words — Passion, Challenge, Connect — and used them as a way to frame my year. I am doing the same this year.
Follow “it,” whatever “it” is: Dreams, opportunities, success. Don’t let them slip away, never to come back. Keep on track, and do it consistently.
That is pursuit, and that is what I need.
Sometimes, in my personal life, I start a task or project and then I don’t finish it. I get disinterested and move onto the next task or project. I want that behavior to stop.
I want to pick up a task or project and see it to fruition. I want to revel in the feeling of a job done, and done well.
And I also want to demonstrate my commitment to being a better husband, a better friend, a better person.
This word has a couple of meanings, but the one that I’m most interested in is create content. I want to get back to blogging regularly here and at my food blog.
I also want to create works of fiction. In the past, fiction writing has been a very sporadic activity. Now I want it to be something I put more effort into, something that I set aside dedicated time for, even if it’s only every other week.
The same goes for other types of content I want to create: Paintings (acrylics and non), social (Storify) and more.
Bring it, 2013
If I can harness pursuit, commitment and create this year, I know it will be a very good year.
What are your three words for this year?