More than Mere Words
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, which is why Bloggers like to use one or two per post. Apparently, the average attention span of blog readers, once they have decided to read beyond the title and first few lines, is about 500 words. The average blog reader, then, would spend about 2 minutes to read a post of this length. It would take only a few seconds to view a picture, but that would be like adding a thousand words to the blog, yes?
Some bloggers make extremely good use of pictures to tell their stories. Some of these artistic souls are:
Angie Stevens shares her sketches at Doodlemum. If you have children and a cat and a husband, or have ever known children, cats or husbands, you will be absolutely smitten with this blog.
Terry Border shares his designs at Bent Objects. Everyday objects are transformed into, well, imaginative works of art, with a few bits of wire! A good example is this one: A Pair of Lovers.
Message With a Bottle
A Stay-at-Home Dad talks about raising a child at Message With a Bottle. His Tell-All is done with Post-It Notes. Very ingenious!
Rudolf Vlcek Photography
Rudolf is a physician in the Czech Republic. His Photography invites us to visit Prague and the countryside beyond that delightful city.
Salman Khan Educational Videos
Here is an interesting TED talk by Salman Khan, explaining the concept and development of the Khan Academy. The goal of the Academy is to deliver a world class education to anyone, any age, anywhere in the world. The Khan website contains links to over 2100 videos covering many subjects. Each series starts with a simple explanation of the topic, and then gets progressively more complex. Try one of the videos and see if you are “Smarter than a Fifth Grader”!
I’m not a big follower of Royal events, but I couldn’t resist posting this link to a pattern book by Fiona Goble called “Knit Your Own Royal Wedding“! The little characters are absolutely wonderful! A bit of British Humour at its best!
Don’t forget March 26th is Earth Hour. At 8:30 PM, run around your house and power down as many electrical things as you can. Light a few candles and then find things you can do that don’t require electricity. Ponder on the fact that this is what it was like for our not so distant ancestors! When the hour is over, only turn on the things that are absolutely necessary. Here is a cute video called Energy, Let’s Save it!
My Similar Picture Story: Bicycle Fence in Washington – This picture says many things about the artist who put it there!