Just a quick little post about Tasmanian Bloggers

A few weeks ago I had my picture taken for the newspaper here in Tasmania. The whole day I was nervous, I am not used to having my photo taken.

I lined up a friend to baby sit my little one and headed back home to wait for the photographer. I was sure as I was driving home that he was going to beat me, as I was running a little bit behind.

That car that just went by me on the highway HAD to be him.

I applied lip gloss as I drove, and smeared half of it all over the car and me. As I approached my house there was no car out front. Phew. I went inside and waited, brushed my hair, twiddled my thumbs and waited, and waited, and waited.

The photographer was late, probably covering a far more important story than mine, but late none the less. It was nearing the time I had said I would pick my little boy up and still nothing. I gave him a call and he said he would be a while. Luckily my baby-sitter didn’t mind baby-sitting a little longer.

He arrived, we had a quick chat about photography, he took a few photos and then left.

I hadn’t gotten around to blogging about it at all, but one of the other ladies also featured did.

You can read the full article here at Life On Planet Baby

6 Comments Just a quick little post about Tasmanian Bloggers

  1. Vicki Tirendi November 22, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    I enjoyed your story of discovering Albumworks, and can only comment favourably myself. The turn around time from order to delivery is great, and in all the 29 books I have done, each has been received within 7 days, mostly 4-5 days. Yes, the paper quality is better than some other photo book sources and the product care and attention to detail I always notice. My last book was 122 pages for my niece’s 21st and what a story that told! I find A4 landscape works for most of the stories I like to tell, but the new 21x21cm is a very readable size which I used for ‘My Family’. I often use photos as backgrounds for the pages, and prefer to place photos myself rather than auto fill. I am currently doing an A3 for my Mother, and I know this impressive size will add a class to the presentation. She deserves it after 74 years. My daughter Grace and I have travelled overseas – Scotland and Nova Scotia for the dancing Tattoos. I like to use 30x30cm for these books, as the bigger double page works well for large group photos, as well as smaller photos to complete the story.

    Thank you for sharing Nicole, and to Albumworks for their efforts to produce a quality product in quick time. You’ve won me!

    1. Nicole Hastings November 22, 2011 at 4:32 PM

      29 books wow! You have been busy! I agree with the placing photos, I always change it anyway if I use auto fill. I used to scrapbook but this may be a better option for me, don’t need to buy the expensive paper and embellishments this way. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments.

  2. Veronica @ Mixed Gems November 28, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Thanks for retiring to this article. In my comment I said, “It paints an interesting big picture of the scope of mummy blogging. I’m not keen to monetise but interested in knowing more about it. At the moment it seems like too much work for too little gain especially for a small fish like me in a big sea.” I may yet change my mind. I hope you got the business you want from it all though!

    1. Nicole Hastings November 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM

      I have approached a few companies for reviews and got a couple of yes answers to that has been good. I am not actively seeking it too much though, I have tried putting a couple of adds on but don’t think they are doing much, but it doesn’t really bother me. Just testing it out for now!

  3. Jane November 28, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Hi Nicole

    Thanks for the sweet mention. You poor darling, getting the run around like that. What poor form. My Hobart photographer was much kinder and made the experience enjoyable – it’s amazing how the kindness of a stranger can change your day. isn’t it?

    J x

    1. Nicole Hastings November 28, 2011 at 7:15 PM

      It was a little frustrating, but he was very nice once he arrived, I think all the photos turned out really good.

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