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2020-01-11-SA @ 8:32 PM CST – A new Offsite At Ransom Note list has been posted to the Blog. This site is a new site to me, so I really don’t have many details to give about it currently except that it is an arts, music, and culture site.
2020-01-11-SA @ 6:12 PM CST – A new Offsite At Discogs list has been posted to the Blog. This list will be maintained to offer direct links to music artists pages in the Discogs database that you may already be a fan of, or may have never heard of and want to discover their music. More lists are coming.
2020-01-11-SA @ 2:56 PM CST – A new list, Offsite At Open Culture, is now available. It’s a dedicated content link list providing the best content available at openculture.com, the best free culture media website on the web. This list is a little short currently due to time constraints, however you are encouraged to browse the site yourself and find your own favorite content. You’ll be glad you did.
2020-01-11-SA @ 11:33 AM CST – It’s been awhile since I posted an update on new website stuff, but I have been working on some things. Recently added to the blog is a new Forces Of Nature category. In this category I will occasionally post photos found showing effects of severe weather. Today I’ve started another new category which is Song Roundups. In that category I will be posting about various genre songs old and new and linking to sites referencing the music… for the love of music of course. Also I have almost completed photo editing for the upcoming Issue #2 of MUDPIX MAGAZINE. It’s going to be a huge issue… much bigger than the first one. I am hoping to have the official pdf put together by the end of next weekend, or the one after at the latest. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it previously, but just to follow up, the photo of the day series is still on hiatus. I will get back to posting those photos as soon as possible. My current focus is on finishing MUDPIX MAGAZINE Issue #2.
2019-12-30-MO @ 5:37 PM CST – Happiness is realizing you have New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day off from your day job. With that said, I have really only two big goals I want to accomplish during that time. Maybe put up a new digital billboard somewhere, and definitely get as much photo editing done as I can for MUDPIX MAGAZINE Issue #2. I just took a count on my computer and as of this update I’m sitting on 282 photos edited for Issue #2.
2019-12-26-TH @ 6:05 PM CST – I took a break from website work and photo editing for MUDPIX MAGAZINE for a few days before Christmas, but tonight it’s back to the grindstone with my photo editing. As of this update I am now sitting on 80+ photos edited that are going into Issue #2.
2019-12-22-SU @ 7:27 PM CST – The Zines page has had a minor update, however the page is still in “under construction” status.
2019-12-22-SU @ 6:30 PM CST – A new list has been added to the Lists category on the Blog. It is the new Fishing On Instagram list where you will find a list of the best and hottest fishermen (and women) catching some bad ass monster fish. Fishing is probably the greatest outdoor sport on our planet and seeing as how MUDPIX MAGAZINE is all about lake life which includes fishing, it was only a matter of time before a list like this would be posted at mudpix.com for all the avid outdoorsmen, nature lovers, and fishermen to check out. So go check out the page if you like fishing and see our current pick of the best fishing pages on Instagram right now.
2019-12-21-SA @ 8:45 PM CST – All my photos for MUDPIX MAGAZINE Issue #2 that I’ve worked on so far are now named correctly. So I can get on with continueing that work now. I also had no plans on getting on the internet with my laptop tonight, but I just thought of a new list to make that I think will be fun and may help to drive more traffic to mudpix.com but mums the word about it for now until I get it started and published on the website. Stay tuned!
2019-12-21-SA @ 7:56 PM CST – It’s been a hectic week since my last update, but I’m not going to dwell on anything other than MUDPIX MAGAZINE in this update. When I last looked at the work I was doing on MUDPIX MAGAZINE Issue #2, I realized that the first batch of photos I edited were saved with incorrect file names for the locations where they were taken. So tonight I’m going to work on renaming those files so that I can make sure they get into the correct chapter of of MUDPIX MAGAZINE Issue #2. Yes you read correct, I said chapter. Issue #2 if I haven’t mentioned it already will follow an updated format to include chapters for each location where I took photos at around Lake Harding, and West Point Lake. Issue #1 did not follow this format. I decided to seperate the photos by location in Issue #2 for several reasons to include having the ability in the future to publish location specific issues of MUDPIX MAGAZINE and also to build a list I’m working on (mostly for myself) that includes dates I visited each location.
2019-12-17-TU @ 6:35 PM CST – My computer is on and I am digging through my photos tonight to begin editing the next set for MUDPIX MAGAZINE Issue #2. The internet on my phone is working extremely slow tonight, so I guess it’s a good night to get this photo editing mission started. I have a feeling the slow internet connection is probably weather related since it’s been raining pretty much all day.
2019-12-15-SU @ 7:30 AM CST – This morning I’ve been working on deleting old (now irrelevant) posts I made in my social media on facebook and just noticed on April 11th, 2019 I had started working on a relaunch of mudpix.com and I realized in the last 8 months how busy I’ve been at working on the website as it has grown a lot. I’m looking forward to seeing it’s growth over the next year. – – – 9:23 AM CST – I came across something I wrote on January 6th, 2019 that puts a check mark on my MUDPIX MAGAZINE project. Here’s what I wrote: “How many of you travel to the same place over and over again? Where is it? For me it is nearly any park around West Point Lake, both Alabama and Georgia side. For a lake as big as it is, and the parks as big as they are, it is almost always possible to find most of the land all to yourself where you can hang out and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Sometimes the parks are busy on the weekends, but nearly dead during weekdays. That lake has been my favorite day trip destination since around 2002.”. It’s true. I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of going out to explore the land around West Point Lake.
2019-12-14-SA @ 7:26 PM CST – On the personal side of things at mudpix.com, tonight I want to mention that I recently bought some new games for my Nintendo Switch from the eShop. Those games are Twister Road, Tabletop Racing: World Tour – Nitro Edition, Monster Bugs Eat People, and SpaceColors Runner. I may have also already mentioned it, but I recently purchased a game called GRIP also. It’s a cool racing game that I like. All of these games were purchased on sale. If you don’t know already, Nintendo eShop has a ton of sales going all the time on a lot of games. You’re missing out if you’re not checking it out frequently. – – – I wrote it on a note earlier today to mention that I still haven’t found my tile cutter that I need to make more polymer clay tiles for my Mosaic Therapy project. To be honest I have not actually been looking lately since the last time I mentioned it. I’ll blame it on the hectic holiday season… speaking of things I haven’t done lately… I still haven’t done my Christmas shopping this year yet. I’m leaning toward gift cards probably. – – – Tonight I was going to list some of the new accounts I recently followed on Twitter, but then I decided just to give you this link and you can hop over on my Twitter page and see for yourself who I’m following. You might find some cool accounts to follow, and while you’re there go ahead and give my page a follow and then you can keep up with the latest updates here at mudpix.com and MUDPIX MAGAZINE on Twitter. I do eventually want to get around to making an organized list of accounts I follow because as I’ve learned previously, if you are someone who will eventually follow lots of accounts like myself, it can be difficult to keep up with who you’re following since none of the social networks offer a way of grouping accounts you follow by content matter and my OCD kicks in every time I look at my follow list and I can’t remember why some accounts were followed.
2019-12-14-SA @ 5:13 PM CST – Today is a big day for MUDPIX MAGAZINE. This project is now being advertised on it’s first digital billboard in Pelham, AL (ok it will be once the billboard image meets approval and starts lighting up – hopefully by this coming Monday). This sign location was chosen as the first advertising location for mudpix.com because it’s a huge sign, and it is located next to the entrance to beautiful Oak Mountain State Park which should bring lots of views to the sign, and hopefully more visits to mudpix.com and all of it’s content including MUDPIX MAGAZINE. Today is the state of Alabama’s 200th birthday also, so that makes the launch of this advertising campaign a bit special in the history of MUDPIX MAGAZINE. This also adds a first to this project since there is no other self published photo magazine ebook series project like this of such massive scale (that I’m aware of) that is being advertised on a billboard anywhere in the United States. I’m looking forward to the potential this advertising campaign will bring to MUDPIX MAGAZINE in attracting nature lovers who enjoy photo ebooks to discover this publication. I must mention that the Photo Of The Day series sadly is still postponed. I do hope to revive the series beginning no later than New Year’s Day 2020 or maybe sooner if time permits. I also want to mention that mudpix.com has recently achieved 200 likes on it’s blog posts and pages. A big thank you goes out to everyone checking out the content and leaving your likes behind.
2019-12-01-SU @ 11:38 PM CST – So I did download Krita and spent some time playing around with it. I’ve already learned enough about it to start working on my first artwork with it. Still got a lot to learn though. Maybe in a few weeks I’ll have something worked out that I can show on the blog.
2019-12-01-SU @ 8:39 PM CST – Hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I know I enjoyed it with some time outdoors which allowed me to get new photos that will go into MUDPIX MAGAZINE. Let’s take a look at some updates from the last week. I’ve added a new Nintendo page to the website. On it you’ll find a list of all the games I own on my Nintendo Switch. MUDPIX MAGAZINE is currently on sale at 50% off until Sunday, December 8th, 2019 using discount code “thanks19”. Get it at gumroad.com/mudpix. I’m planning on starting some photo editing for Issue #2 tomorrow evening. The Photo Of The Day which normally runs at 6 a.m. each morning will be postponed tomorrow. I’ve had a very busy time over the last few days and have been dealing with some back pain and haven’t really felt like making post scheduling a priority for POTD. I apologize to everyone who looks forward to seeing those early morning posts on my website. I will get tomorrow’s Photo Of The Day posted tomorrow evening. Tonight I think I’m going to download Krita, an open source digital art software and see what it’s all about. I need to blow the dust off my Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet.
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Mudpix Magazine Demo 1 Now Available
MUDPIX MAGAZINE – DEMO 1 has been released and it is now available for downloading. It’s absolutely free and will give you an idea of what to expect in the premium issues. This issue is 290 pages and is 71.7MB in file size. This demo issue features photography by David Thrift that was shot on Lake Harding, and West Point Lake during the weekend before Labor Day 2019. Use the following links below to download or preview this magazine: DOWNLOAD your copy now, or Preview On Issuu If You Would Like Before Downloading.
MUDPIX MAGAZINE Issue #1 Is Available To Purchase For Just $24.00 At Gumroad. Get Your PDF Copy Today.
The first official issue of MUDPIX MAGAZINE has been released and is available for purchase. Head over to the Home page for info on how to purchase your copy on Gumroad, or click here to jump straight over to MUDPIX MAGAZINE’s Gumroad creator’s page for more info and to purchase your digital pdf copy today. It contains over 750 photos shot by David Thrift on Lake Harding and West Point Lake in Alabama and Georgia, is 792 pages and 162MB.