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Saratoga Family Awe

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If this works, I’ll be able to post directly to the blog from my phone. I’m at home now, but I was in Saratoga for the 2017 Whitney a couple of days ago. I only used the phone camera instead of schlepping the Nikon to the track, so I had to conserve power in the phone to last the, yes, twelve hour day.

You’ll see more photos from the track soon. #WinAndYoureIn #BCSWEEPSTAKES

Anyway, it DOES work.

I can’t set up keywords through the WordPress app on the phone, nor can I caption and title the photo file, but y’all should be able to see the post and photo. Which is, IMO, what counts for now.

That I could only live post to Facebook or Twitter bothered me. You guys are the ones I like seeing my stuff first.

However, I can add keywords and edit when I access the blog dashboard via the desktop. (I know, that’s tech stuff, not horses, so blah, blah, blah. 🙂 😉  )

Also, SnapSeed

I’ve never really been happy with my phone photos. The husband of one of my writer pals took a course in iPhone photography, and he’s now shooting fine art photos with an emphasis on street scenes. Bill Carito posted on the Jungle Red Writers blog about how he learned. Most of it is translatable to the Android, which is the phone platform I use.

Because I shot the photo to show how families can enjoy together time at the racetrack, I wanted to focus on the horses and the children in the photo. I used an app Bill recommended called Snapeed to vignette, or “burn in,” the edges of the crowd to focus on the horse, its connections, and the children in the front of the fans.

BTW, if you don’t know, Bill is married to novelist Barbara Ross, whose Maine Clambake mysteries will take you on vacation.

 

 

We’re back!

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Photo by byllwill/iStockphoto
Photo by byllwill/iStockphoto

Thank you for your patience! 🙂 You may have noticed – or not, and that’s okay, too – we’ve been gone since right before the year-end holidays.

What the heck happened?

My access to write and post articles here to The Horsey Set Net crashed. (To you WordPressers, I couldn’t access my dashboard.)

For readers, nothing was amiss. You could search and read the blog and have no idea, except the dateline on that previous post, that something was amiss.

I couldn’t figure out what went wrong. I tried to repair it, but the problem was way over my head, basically deep in the wiring of the blog.

Even worse? I couldn’t reach any of you loyal readers to tell you we were having technical difficulties.

I sent out hails to my various brain trusts; i.e., writer’s groups.

What’s up here?

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The Cutest Brute Force Attack/ Photo by Rhonda Lane

You may have noticed I haven’t been posting as often as I was. I’m so grateful to you all for reading and subscribing, so you should know a bit of what’s been going on. Several of my writer pals have stopped blogging. Perhaps you’ve wondered if I stopped, too?

No way.

Update on The Book

Oops – Technical Difficulties

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Photo by byllwill/iStockphoto
Photo by byllwill/iStockphoto

I have no idea how the horse got into this predicament. But I know how he feels.

My apologies to anyone who tried to click on this site on Thursday. I only knew that I couldn’t access it anymore. And you couldn’t either.

Joel, who bails me out of the technical trouble, says that a plug-in trashed out the theme?

So, I think, in WordPress-speak, that means that I added something that messed up the whole thing.

I feel like the horse in the picture. I’m not sure what happened. It’s a mess. I made a mistake. Probably over-estimated my skill level. And I am sorry.

Thanks, Joel.