First of all did you notice it was my blogoversary yesterday??? 2 years and counting. Too bad my counter decided to go on vacation. I do know that the last time I looked it rolled over 500000. I couldn't be more proud and thankful. You know I couldn't do this without you. *smiles*
In my BIG publication post I mentioned the importance of pulling your cards and projects that have been picked up for publication from online galleries and blogs. This can be a daunting task so being prepared is the first step. There are several ways you can do this. You can 1) delete cards in your galleries or blog posts 2) create a digital/word banner (Out for Publication) or 3) create a mock card front (like I have) and post it in place of the existing photo so you can keep your post intact. The benefit of options 2 and 3 is that you can keep your post and potentially add the photo back--read the fine print of your contract first.
In my post I mentioned that Kim Hughes created a CUTE Out for Publication "sign". On a side note she also created her blog banner in her Kim flair!!! Having worked with Kim and having met her in person, I can only say good things. She is such an inspiration--I just love her to bits.
Today's post was COMPLETELY inspired by Kim. Of course, many of you will recognize that I added the Alli flair. I couldn't resist using my lil' owl and some PTI goodness. It has been so long since I have used my Wise Owl set in a post but since I hope to use this "Out for Publication" a little more I thought it should reflect me! So from now on, if you see this "sign" in a post you know why!
Here is a close up:
What do you think? It was lots of fun to create so I am sending out a challenge to you as well. If you plan to get serious about pub work, I challenge you to create your own Out for Publication sign. Once you have, please link back here to share it with me. I'd love to see it :)
I hope you have a terrific day. And see you again tomorrow.