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Monday, April 30, 2012

The Best Alternative for Picnik – Aviary Photo Editor, a Facebook App!

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Hello there, so I am back with a mission of giving you a good alternative for Picnik Photo Editing Tool.

According to an interview with a friend, though most of the tools used in Picnik can be found and used in Google+ Creative Kit, she still encountered problem because it's not as friendly as to the Picnik Interface.

So far, I have enjoyed using the Creative Kit, but for those who were using Picnik for a long time, they would rather say it's the best, and rather look for an alternative aside what Google+ has for photo editing.

What's the best alternative?

They said, it's Aviary Photo Editor (Phoenix)
Just a personal opinion, knowing that there is a competition between Google+ and Facebook, when Google completely shutdown Picnik, why Facebook use Aviary Photo Editor without shutting down it's website? Well, it's up to use to weigh things fairly. I am both enjoying Google and FB for the main-time :)

Going straight to the topic:

According to Matt Smith at Makeuseof, most likely, Aviary Photo Editor is the closest option for Picnik!

I want to personally try this photo editing tool too, since facebook has just recently launched Aviary as Facebook Photo Enhancer, try it here - Aviary at Facebook or find out what Mashable says!

What I've found out?

  • The Interface is friendly. You can edit photos from your computer (upload), from an existing image on the web (URL), or you can edit images from your Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, Tumblr, and Ning Accounts!
  • Well, if you are not familiar with this photo editing tool, you can read Aviary Tutorials.

What's Next? Google Creative Kit VS. Aviary Photo Editor @ FB

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Are Blogging and Freelance Writing Perfect Combination?

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Hello there, did you come up with the idea of doing together blogging and freelance writing at the same time? Is it possible anyway? A loud yes!
You can maintain a blog, write regular blog posts and write essays and articles as a freelance writer. It can be tricky as you will be serving two masters at the same time, but you need not to be a supernatural being to do such.

I had a conversation with my friend during our dinner, and I told him that blogging and freelance writing are not different things. The two share similarities, and these are:

  • Both done in forms of writing
  • Both follow grammatical structure
  • Shaped and written with creativity and passion
  • Both enhance your communication skills
Both done in forms of writing
You don't have to learn writing and do an actual cooking at the same time. All you need to do is transform your ideas into words. Whether you compose your post or draft your essay-- you need a pen and a piece of paper to express what you are most knowledgeable at.
Both follow grammatical structure
You might ask me: Are you a freelance writer? My answer is simple: Yes. I want to indulge more with grammar, that's the main reason. Post writing is not as hard and strict as to following academic styles. You might choose to stick at the writing rules and methods set by you. But engaging to a more difficult and recognized way of shaping composition is rewarding-- it would help you grow. The rules set for writing academic papers cannot be directly applied in doing our blog posts, why bother? Well, the connection is indirect, and it is worth knowing. Writing discipline, well, it's applicable to anyone.
Shaped and written with creativity and passion
Regardless of the writing styles: whether they are formulated by grammarians or a blogger like you-- they are both written as an expressions of your creativity and passion. When you are posting, you share your chosen topics of interest and so as writing an academic essay. You don't write about topics you are not interested in. Subjects written with passion possess power to reach and inform!
Both enhance your communication skills
While blogging, you are reaching out to the blogosphere. You are communicating to your readers. But how can you communicate and inform properly if you lack the skills? Hence, you need to enhance your communication skills, and one of the most effective ways is freelance writing. By doing so, you are giving yourself a chance to be trained more.

Anyway, have I informed you well?

Read this post for more: Why Bloggers Should Also Be Freelance Writers


Discover how Google + Creative Kit turn a pen and a blogger logo into one perfect image for this post!
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