Blogging Tips & Tricks: How to Create an Animated Gif File

how to create a gif file

I haven't done a blogging tips & tricks post in a while. I recently started creating gif files as a way to show a rapid succession of something myself or Mr. Woodsy was working on. I had quite a few people ask me how to create an animated gif. It's not hard and after a little googling and trying out a few automated programs I became an animated gif making machine. You may be wondering... what is a GIF?  According to good 'ol wiki it stands for Graphics Interchange Format. Back in the … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips & Tricks: Multiple Ways to Follow a Blog

Happy Friday! Today is the third Friday in a row that we are talking about another blogging tip. We hope everyone has enjoyed the series thus far. Today we are talking about the multiple ways to follow blogs. This is very appropriate given the fact that Google Friend Connect (GFC) will no longer work for bloggers on or and the rumor has it that GFC will be phased out all together in the coming year. Some of you may have noticed that we removed the GFC follow … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips & Tricks: Vs.

I'm excited to shed some insight on another hot topic that some bloggers may or may not know about. If you didn't know this already... their are two versions of WordPress. is a free service and is simple to set up, and then their is where you essentially download the WordPress shell and then are responsible for paying for a domain name, a web host, and downloading all software including upgrades.     Pro's: -Free -Your blog is hosted on multiple … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips & Tricks: Creating A Gravatar

I've been blogging (collectively) for about 3 years now, which to me is hard to believe. I started with my cooking blog, Katie's Cucina, and then I launched Sew Woodsy in August of 2010. I feel like I can officially give some tips and tricks to help other bloggers who may have random questions/concerns. Whether it's widgets or simple activation of an email address I'm all about helping out and giving some advice. That is what is great about our fantastic blogging community! I've been wanting to … [Read more...]