I am recommending to people who don't have blogs to try out flickr as a way of sharing during Art Journal Every Day! There are people who know a lot more about flickr than I do. But I thought that I would share the very basics of setting up a free account and uploading some images so that you can share your images with the world.
Setting up Your Account
When you get to the site, look for the pink and grey "Create Your Account" button on the upper right...
A window will pop up. You can sign in with your Yahoo ID or Google ID or create a brand new Yahoo ID.
If you have a digital camera or a scanner, you can upload your photos to flickr! Once you've gotten the image into your computer (i.e. off of your camera or from your scanner), click on the "upload photos and video" link. You'll be taken to a screen that looks like this:
...and you can choose whether you want to upload more images (use the blue "add more" link) or just this one. You can also choose the privacy level of the image. Once you're done, click the pink and grey "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the bottom of the screen.
The green check marks mean that image or images have succesfully uploaded. Click on the blue "add a description" to fix the title of your image and write a few words about it, if you want to. It's not necessary.
These are some of the flickr questions I most frequently get. Feel free to ask your own in the comments section.
Q: How do I link to my flickr page?
A: Log into flickr and then click on the tiny triangle next to the word "You" along the top of the page.
Q: How do I add my artwork to the Art Journal Every Day flickr group?
A: Join the group by clicking on the blue link that says "join."
Q: Can people comment on my flickr photos?
A: If your images are public, people can click on them to see an enlarged version and leave a comment.
And if they click on the triangle next to "share this"...
...a drop down menu will appear and they can choose how to share the image. Or you can. A lot of people upload all the images for their blog to flickr and then use the "blog it" function to add it to their blog.
If you do not want people to be able to comment or blog your images, flickr lets you block them from doing so.
At the top of the page go to "You." Click on the triangle and drop down menu appears.
On the next page that opens choose "Privacy & Permissions."
There's a ton more that flickr can do. But that's the super duper basics to get you started sharing.