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The Daily Prompt: Nice Is As Nice Does - Daphne Cheung - achunkybrain.wordpress.com
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A Random Act of Kindness

The nicest thing I’ve ever done was probably paying forward something nice that was done to me when I least expected it from someone I barely knew.

A few years ago, shortly after I graduated college, I found myself unemployed. The thought never crossed my mind that it would be the longest in my life—almost four years. Having worked since I was sixteen, there were moments where I was unemployed and I always found something within a month—max. I knew the economy was bad, but I always remained optimistic and told myself, “It’s really not that bad, the opportunities are there.”

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Lonely Leaf In The Snow - Daphne Cheung - achunkybrain.wordpress.com


Lonely Leaf In The Snow


How To Create Your Own Instagram Or Pinterest Collage Using PicMonkey


There are a variety of ways to put your Instagram or Pinterest photos in your sidebar. To jazz things up a bit, this tutorial will show you how to create a photo collage image to link to your Instagram or Pinterest account. This is useful especially if you want your image a little more eye catching and not something that looks like what everyone else is doing. And why not? Your site is unique.

Now you may be thinking, “Oh no…does this require working in Photoshop? That’s too complicated!”.

No, you don’t need to use Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, or Gimp. Yes, those are very complicated software tools and very powerful for advanced photography adjustments or designs created from scratch (e.g., realistic water, replicating a photo portrait digitally drawn, 3D textures and effects, etc.). For most users, you don’t need to use Photoshop for your blog.

There are easier and simpler alternatives. In this tutorial, I chose to use PicMonkey after spending some time with it, it’s quite simple and a friendly interface—and this is coming from a long time Photoshop user.

Are you ready to create your own images? Let’s get started!

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The Daily Prompt: Blogger of Repute - Daphne Cheung - achunkybrain.wordpress.com


Inspired by Daily Prompt: Blogger of Repute

Do you have a reputation? What is it, and where did it come from? Is it accurate? What do you think about it? Photographers, artists, poets: show us YOU.

The reputation I generally have is probably being able to explain things to people, noticing different learning methods and how they differ from one person to the next.

I think I noticed that reputation when I was much younger. My grandma would often ask me questions and I would explain them in a way she would understand. This also led to friends coming to me to help clarify something.

It doesn’t bother me at all that it happens. I’m generally one that will learn something and share the information. What’s the point of learning if you don’t share it, right? And when friends and family have such curiosities, they way I see it, better to inquire and learn rather than not learn at all.

And, on that note, this writing prompt inspired me to write a “How To” tutorial.

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Chris (shutterhacks)Books.
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Bamboo Stalks - Daphne Cheung - achunkybrain.wordpress.com


Bamboo Stalks