Last week, Adobe Lightroom got a big update. One of the best application for editing and organizing photography has split into two different apps: a new cloud-based (syncs images and edits across devices) Lightroom CC and the regular (but also updated) local-file-focused Lightroom, now rebranded as Lightroom Classic CC.
A motivational speaker once told me “We often overestimate what we can achieve in a day, and underestimate what we can achieve in a year.” This is very true. But what if we do have genuinely under-productive days?
Do you ever get home and think “I should have achieved more today?” If so, you’re not alone. We all have days where we step off the gas a little. For some, commonplace. Indeed, for some people, remaining focused can be a constant challenge.
So how, then, do we train ourselves to remain focused, and get things done? Some of the following may seem obvious, but often it’s the little tricks we can employ that make all the difference!
Not everyone who is a blogger has studied writing or editing. However, if you are sharing your thoughts online, but can’t tell engaging stories without grammatical and spelling errors, readers aren’t going to stick around and will move on to something else. Here are some of the best resources and writing tools that will tighten up your sentences, improve your writing skills and fix your mistakes. While none of these tools can guarantee to save you from getting stuck on the first sentence, many of them will make your work a lot easier.
Almost since the very beginning of Barn Images, building our email list has played a huge role in our strategy. That’s right, almost from the beginning. We launched the website on a free WordPress theme with nothing but a bunch of photos we decided to give away for free. In fact, there was no strategy at all, no big plans, and definitely no subscription form. We didn’t feel the need to focus on email marketing and collecting emails because we weren’t selling anything. Looking back now, I can confidently call this a big mistake.
If you are still manually tracking mentions and tweets, spending hours to find good content to share with your audience, and cropping images the old-fashioned way (or not bothering with social media images’ sizes at all), then it’s time to say goodbye to these outdated rituals of social media management. While you may already be familiar with some of the larger names in social media marketing – like Buffer – making social media marketing easier doesn’t stop there.
There are countless social media tools and apps competing for your time and money, but you can’t buy them all, and you don’t need to settle for a product that doesn’t work for you. Here are five of our favorite free social media marketing tools. We use them every day, and we encourage you to add these to your toolbox as well.
Undoubtedly, Adobe Creative Cloud is still the best choice for working with visuals and doing advanced design work. But creating great visuals no longer requires you to be a graphic design professional. Even if you don’t have the skills, you can use a variety of free web-based visual tools for designing eye-popping graphics directly in your browser. In this blog post, you’ll find six of the top free visual tools that you can use for your online project.
Which visual tools do you use? Post them in comments to let us know!
Mockup templates are ideal for showcasing your design directly on the appropriate medium. Whether it is an iPhone or iPad, Apple Watch or MacBook, T-Shirt or a giant billboard – you’ll definitely find the right free mockups among these resources.
If you know another great resource, let us know in the comments!
We thought it will be a good idea to start our blog with a little story behind Barn Images. We might not know what kind of advertising you see on the Google Adsense banners on our website, but all the other things we advertise are the tools we use, like and definitely recommend.
In this post you’ll find out about services we use to build the website and promote our project. This is not a step by step guide, but we hope you will find this post useful! And we’ll add more to it as we learn more. Enjoy!