Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Key to My Best Shot

I'm excited to say that above and beyond working on Shutter Sisters (due to launch Jan 21st-yay!) I've been transferring the archives from Picture This to a new and improved blog site. Oh baby. Good times. I will be unveiling the spruced up version of Mother May I soon after the New Year. Yikes, that's like in a few days.

I'm taking this time of transition to make all the changes my little heart desires. That's the key to keeping it fun, interesting and creatively inspiring for myself (and hopefully for you too).



I have been poking around and playing at SquareSpace and I can say that I am loving it. I figure if people like Krystyn, Maile and Irene are using it, it must be pretty great. They offer a free 30 day trail so you can try it on for size before you buy. Very cool. Just thought I'd mention it. I find SquareSpace to be a refreshing change from Blogger, that's for sure. And transferring posts from a different platform has been a breeze. Really. Just thought I'd mention it, just in case you needed a little nudge.

And I also wanted to mention how much I appreciate you trying to get the new BSM button onto your blogs and I know there's been all sorts of issues. Arg. I feel your pain. I think, since I am refurbishing, I will wait and give you the code when I get things all finalized at SquareSpace, kay??

Now that that's all settled, let's get on with our Monday (which I realize I posted on Sunday).

What is the key to your Best Shot as we say farewell to 2007?

37 comments:

alli for crumley.org said...

I am so happy to have added Mother May I to my google reader. I have to gush how awesome I think you and your photography are and I can't wait for Shutter Sisters.

I am slowly finding a groove to my photography and loving it more and more. I really have you to thank for being a stepping stone in helping me with my discovery of a new love.

I'll post a best shot tomorrow.

I know you can hear me... said...

What a great shot! And I am excited about Shutter Sisters too - I can't wait to see it, January 21 can't come fast enough!

My BSM is up:
http://andtheducksaid.blogspot.com/2007/12/best-shot-monday-miracles.html

Happy New Year!

Megan said...

oooh, sounds like exciting stuff! love the key pic, too :).

here's my BSM:
http://mentalinventory.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

So many exciting new things in the works! Can't wait for Shutter Sisters; this wait sure is making me curious to know more about it.

The grain works perfectly in that picture!

My BSM post
(I think I did that right....we'll see!)

Phyllis Sommer said...

here's mine:
http://imabima.blogspot.com/2007/12/my-little-beauty.html

Happy New Year, Tracy - I'm so curious as to what 2008 will bring with all these exciting changes you keep hinting at!!!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

cool shot and so many fun changes coming! :)

Here's My BSM for this week.

Happy new year to all!

melody is slurping life said...

Love the exciting changes and the key shot. My button is posted, but link does not work...I'll be patient. :)

My BSM is up

http://slurpinglife.typepad.com/slurping_life/2007/12/look-what-found.html

If that link does not work, my "name" links to the post.

Anonymous said...

SquareSpace is not bad, but I found better web 2.0 free website builder. It is called www.webnode.com, it is a free service and IMHO you should check out Webnode as a more feature rich alternative.

carrie said...
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carrie said...

Tracey - that is a cool shot and I'd just like to say how very happy I am to have found you. You are definitely inspiring and I can't wait to see Shutter Sisters and the new site, and all the goodness you will bring to us in 2008!

Happy New Year!

My BSM is up at
http://barelycontrolledchaos.wordpress.com/2007/12/30/the-hat-best-shot-monday/

Blessed Nest said...

Looking forward to change as well!

Amazing photo as usual!

http://blessednest.blogspot.com/2007/12/me-and-my-baby.html
My Best Shot

chaoticfamily said...

Wonderful photo - can't wait to see what 2008 has in store for you!

http://chaoticfamilypictures.blogspot.com/

zoot said...

I've been wanting to do this BSM thing but I'm never decisive enough. And also I always fear calling something my best shot might imply it's better than it is. BUT - this is one of my resolutions for 2008, to participate in BSM. So - I'll refrain for now (must. put. off. decision. making.) but I'll be back next year!

Julie said...

Love the photo--those old keys are beautiful :)

Here's mine...

Melody A. said...

I can't wait for Shutter Sisters!

Here's mine:
HipMomma

Corey said...

I'm looking forward to shutter sisters! The key shot is great. Here is my shot for the week... http://www.flickr.com/photos/divrchk/2143083054/
I have no idea where he gets those eye lashes. His sister's are not as long...

Sara said...

http://itsnotaboutthatanyway.blogspot.com/

Angie said...

Here's my first best shot ever. Thanks for the inspiration, Melody!

http://asonflower.blogspot.com/2007/12/zach-reads-christmas-story.html

DanaB said...

What a great shot--very coolie!

This Best Shot Monday is a fun gig--I'm so glad I found y'all!

~~
http://www.ourwindowswideopen.wordpress.com

Brittany said...

How awesome! Can't wait to see the new page!!

Here is my shot:

Yay! For Monday

Left-handed Trees... said...

The key photo is absolutely beautiful...I have been missing out on a lot with you lately--glad to see things are going well! I hope 2008 keeps this forward momentum for you.
Love,
D.

Mandaroo said...
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Mandaroo said...

Violet likes collecting keys. That's a cool one, looks old! Looking forward to seeing how Squarespace works out for ya, I might have to switch over....

Here's my BSM, having fun with Picnik!


SweetViolet

Stacy said...

That is a great shot, Tracey. :)

Mine today is more of a ode to 2007, since it is the last day of the year.

Maya said...

I'll have to check out Squarespace for my new blogs. Thanks for the suggestion! Can't wait to see Shutter Sisters!

Here's my Best Shot:
http://laurentfiles.blogspot.com/2007/12/crazy-boys.html

Stacy said...

Okay, so that html didn't work...I give. Here is my link:

http://the-kraft-family.com/WordPress/?p=855

Brittany - 4 little MEN said...

Great pictures everyone!

Here's mine 4littlemen

Happy New Year!

Brittany

Arizaphale said...

Here's a late one from the Antipodes as we say Howdy to 2008!!!!!

http://www.arizaphale.blogspot.com

natalie said...

Wohoo!! I'm up! I COMPLETELY forgot about MBS, so when I saw some other posts with pictures, I knew what I wanted to put up immediately!

I can't wait for Shutter Sisters. I know it's going to be fantastic. I also can't wait for your archives to go up.

Jessie said...

What a great shot and like everyone else I am can't wait to see what you have in the works for Shutter Sisters. I have found so many great blogs since starting to do my own this past May and yours has been one of the highlights!
Happy New Year!

My BSM

Colleen said...

I almost missed it again!

We're ending 2007 with an obsession with crocs.
http://amadisonmom.blogspot.com/2007/12/best-shot-monday-crocs.html

Blueberry and the Bean said...

better late than never, right??

http://blueberryandbean.blogspot.com/2007/12/im-baaaaaack.html

Golightly said...

Can't wait to see the changes! Love the key picture - great tease for what's ahead! I'll wait in the BSM link.
Here's my best shot (getting it in before the end of the year - on the west coast!)
http://piercebabyproject.blogspot.com/2007/12/bsm-presents-christmas-2007.html

Shickles said...

I've seen your button on Zoot's blog. I need something like this to give me structure. I look forward to submitting a picture next week.

Digirati Dad

armywifeforlife said...

Love the shot! I'm late in posting the link, but here's my BSM from a few days ago. http://armywifeforlife.wordpress.com/

Kerith Collins said...

i just found ya and i already have the shutter sisters site bookmarked.
kerith
http://kerithskontest.wordpress.com

Barbara said...

Mine is up!
http://downstowngirl.blogspot.com/2007/12/weekend-snapshot-and-my-best-shot_31.html
What do you think about putting up a Mr. Linky, much more convenient than leaving a comment I think.
P.S. Check out the memes I am hosting. They are listed on my blog on the sidebar.