social media tip from ya' grandma.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


she looks like a fine italian lady who can make a mean bolognese.

ps: i get personal over at blogstar this week on my life as a blog.

ps again: i DESPISE vertical pictures on the blog. they irk me. but grandma was worth it. 

photo via blogstar and more tips from grandma.

38 comments:

jillian m. said...

You know what? Me too! I really don't like vertical pictures at all. There's something very uneven about them (in my eyes). And it really bothers me when I give my camera to someone so that they can take pics with it and I see them turning the camera around for a vertical photo. I'm always like, "No, No! No long photos please!". Control freak much?

vanda said...

Your grandma is the best!!!!! You have a lot of humour in your DNA!!!that's great!!!!!

B. in the Know said...

Hahaha this is brilliant! Good use of a vertical for this image!
Much love,
B

Stephanie said...

How cute is that?!?! Love it!

Lottie said...

They irk me too..I am so glad I found someone else!

Although sometimes certain photos have to be put on even if they are vertical.

Kim said...

I love this, even though I sorta like Instagram - it's great for taking photos in low light when you're only carrying an iphone because you can mask the shadows with the effects. Which I agree in no way makes me a photographer, but it's still fun . . . heading over to check out your other blog post now :)

rebecca said...

kim-
i'm not hatin. if i had an iphone i'd be all over instagram.

Michelle said...

haha, glad I am not the only one who gets annoyed by vertical pictures. sometimes there is no way around it though.

Karolina said...

Hah grandma was definitely worth it!

<3
K

Rebeka said...

Ha I lovee this picture! So amazing!!

rooth said...

So true and so awesome. Thanks for sharing

skim said...

So awesome about your Blogstar post! And Grandma's right. I've been feeling like a cheat using cell phone photos but thankfully I have a camera again so that will be remedied soon. xo

la petite coquine said...

Nana is so right. Now you know why I never post photos-I'm a picture-taking nincompoop!

Jasmine said...

So, this just made my entire day better, times a gajillion. :)

SJ said...

i can't handle vertical photos on my blog either, it actually affects the way I take photos. I think 'but if i take a vertical shot of this, i can't post it on my blog' and so the camera angle changes.

Ashley said...

Love, love, loveeee this! Thanks for stating the TRUTH my dear Italian grandma. :)

crustaceanisland said...

i hate vertical blog photos too - what is it about them? it just gets me in a visceral way. but this photo is too good.

valerie enríquez said...

Heh that is funny. I think instagram photos and dslr's are magical entry ways into photography land. :p

Karen said...

I am so with you on the vertical images!! It has ALWAYS been a pet peeve of mine.... too much scrolling, too much scrolling.

vitaminA said...

grams is adorable, preciuos. just read your blogstar post and feel like i know you that much more! :)

vitaminA said...

oops, meant precious. got excited about grams, wasnt paying attention :P

annelise said...

Telling' it like it is, Grandma. (I love Instagram)

I've never given much thought to vertical pictures before - any thought, really. I had no idea people felt so strongly about them! Feel like going through my blog and deleting all vertical pictures and starting again!

Alexa said...

Ha. Hilarious. And so true.

Ans said...

BRILLIANT, LOVE THE LADY!!
XXX

Greetings from Texas! said...

Just read your post at Blogstar! Enjoyed learning more about you!
www.megansilianoff.blogspot.com

Smitten 4 Style said...

hahaha this is great!! love it!

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

HA! Grandma! I hate vertical pics on my blog too.....but recently decided to make them the full width of my blog and love the way they look then. lol...

kitchu said...

isn't that weird. i so don't like vertical pictures period, like i try not to shoot them. and i shoot almost exclusively film, all manual, at that (so i'm kinda really digging grandma right now).

House of Milk said...

I agree with you on the vertical pictures. I only do it when it's absolutely necessary. And grandma here is definitely necessary.

Taylor said...

Oh my word. This is almost the best thing I've ever seen! Thank you for bringing this amazing picture into my life.

Happenstance said...

That was hilarious! Thanks for the comment on my gift guide today:)

Morlee said...

This is funny! It reminds me of a pin I found not to long ago on Pinterest, that had a different grandma holding a sign that says "Death to Hipsters".

Jamillah said...

OMG, is that actually your grandma?!?! LOVE. And totally worth going vertical.

EvaForeva said...

I also don't like vertical photos but I totally agree, grandma was worth it!
Brilliant!

Laura said...

Hilarious!! :D
Rebecca, do you mind if I share this post on my weblog?
Have a nice day!

rebecca said...

laura-
absolutely! but please give credit.

Laura said...

Sure! ;)
www.laluesi.com

Chrissi Holt said...

That's fabulous !!!

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