Giant Duck Waddles Downtown Renton!

By
Title Company with First American Title

I woke up early this morning. No idea why. It’s Saturday and that’s a couple 2 or 3 extra taps on the snooze button. Yet I’m up, coffee’s on and I’m looking through pictures on my PC.

“Man... did I take a lot of photos or what this summer!”
And I hardly used any of them. In fact, I’m just discovering a bunch I totally forgot about.

As any blogger worth half his salt, I have a hunter’s eye. I’m always keen on the lookout for prey. (I mean subjects.) Nothing tells (or enhances) a story like a great picture. I love today’s parlance, “A picture’s worth 50,000 words!” Did you know we spend about 70% of our eye time on the page looking at the photos.

After the visuals we scan the text (just give me the bullets), then look back to the images. If our interest was captured, read on. Yet, most of us don’t read anything online entirely... We default to, “I got the gist. I’m busy, and keep moving.”

Often we assume we know what the author is talking about based on the image and jump to conclusions. That said, as bloggers we often overlook the potential of a “not so perfect” picture that would make our point.

Giant Rubber Ducky at the Renton River Days Parade, July 28, 2012.

I throw nothing away and dump everything from my cameras to an external 2.5 terabyte hard drive. You just never know when the occasion might pop up. “I got this cool idea and I need an image,” then get excited to recall, “Hey, I took a shot of that back in July!”

LOOK!... There’s a Giant Duck Waddling Downtown Renton!

Posted by

René Fabre

"Where there's conversation, there's opportunity."

Please Note - The views expressed herein reflect only the individual’s personal views and are not the views of the author’s employer.

The Blackberry Chronicles, a blog by Rene Fabre and his travels around the Greater Pacific Northwest and beyond. Connect w/ Rene Fabre on Google+. Rene Fabre on Twitter. Rene Fabre writes reviews on Yelp. Rene Fabre on Linkedin.com The Audiorium YouTube Channel by Rene Fabre. Facebook.com/renefabre Rene Fabre loves digital photography and here are his shares on Flickr. Rene Fabre checks in on Foursquare. Rene Fabre is a musician and composer and shares some of his orginal music and recordings on Soundcloud. Rene Fabre shares his interests on Pinterest.
close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the sunglasses to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
Real Estate Technology & Tools
Location:
Washington King County Renton Downtown
Groups:
"Whacked"!!!
POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul
HyperLocal Neighborhood and Community Posts
The Lounge at Active Rain
Addicted to Active Rain
Tags:
giant duck

Comments 13 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the truck to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
431,808
René Fabre
New Media Marketing
First American Title

Thanks Roy! Alway's have my camera!

October 07, 2012 09:07 AM
Rainmaker
670,487
Steve and Jan Bachman
Realtors - Northern Virginia
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax

No ducking the issue of quality visuals online Rene. My Facebook readership and comments tripled when I put photos with few words in the posts.

October 08, 2012 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
431,808
René Fabre
New Media Marketing
First American Title

Hi Steve... I agree, my Facebook readership went up a lot when I started sharing photos, especially those about quirky interesting stuff you see when your out and about.

October 08, 2012 11:00 AM
Rainmaker
16,893
Barbie Van Horn
Barbie Van Horn
First American Title Company

A new hard drive for photos is on the shopping list.  Any reccomendations?

October 09, 2012 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
431,808
René Fabre
New Media Marketing
First American Title

Barbie: I've always liked Western Digital... and Seagate. Fry's has a 'green' Western Digital 1 TB drive, green because it uses 40% less power than other external drives for $79.99... I'm going to check that out. I'll let you know what I find out.

October 09, 2012 08:58 AM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the sunglasses to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
431,808

René Fabre

New Media Marketing
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the pencil to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information

I'm a teacher, artist, blogger and public speaker living in the Pacific Northwest. My passion is the evolving social media environment and how it is profoundly changing the way we do business.


As a certified clock hour instructor, I enjoy teaching new media marketing, social media, and emerging technologies to real estate professionals for the First American Title Real Estate School of Washington and Alaska.


I also enjoy teaching social media strategies for entrepreneurs and small business in the continuing education department at Bellevue College.


Locations of visitors to this page