I really adore Voltron genderbend AU by littllecofiegirl and decided I have to make male Allura! I liked him both in pink and blue armour so I decided to post two edits. On second picture I added pink freckles, because… Well, because I love freckles! I am pretty sure male Allura would still wear pink.
“Harry often gets told that he’s too trusting, that he’s gonna get stomped all over one of these days because he gives people more credit than they deserve. But Harry doesn’t think that Mitch would ever stomp all over him, not even a gentle tap of his foot.”
Hi everyone! I’ve had this blog for a little over a year now, and it has made such a huge difference! I remember feeling overwhelmed when I made this blog, so I thought I would make a little welcome-to-the-community guide for those of you who are looking to make a study blog of your own.
Why start a study blog (aka studyblr) in the first place? Because you want to be motivated to do better in school, want to find new ideas, or just because you like pretty stationery. There are a ton of good reasons to start one, so go for it!
What do I have to do to be a studyblr? Make a blog and follow some other study blogs. That’s pretty much it. There are no GPA requirements, supply lists, or complicated rules.
how to start a blog
You can either start a whole new blog (make a new account), make a side blog, or start posting study tips from your current blog. It all depends on your personal preference and how much you use the blog you have now.
Your url is an important part of your blog because it lets people know what you’ll be posting about. Your name + studies is a common url to see, but you can get more creative if you choose!
I suggest avoiding tumblr default themes and instead finding one you like from @theme-hunter. If you don’t have any experience with coding, you can pick up the basics you need to install a theme from Youtube.
After you have your blog all set up, make a post introducing yourself. Include a little bit about yourself like your name, grade level, major (if you have one), interests, and tag your favorite blogs so that they can help get the word out about you!
connecting with the community
Message/send asks introducing yourself to other blogs. It’s easy and it works, study bloggers are usually really friendly and welcoming!
Enter blog of the month or blog awards to get your name out there.
Send random asks, just because. It makes people smile!
creating original posts
You don’t have to make your own posts, but it helps to get your name out there and it’s nice to be able to share your own study tips.
For pictures, try posting your notes, study setup, or favorite supplies. Good lighting and editing with an app like VSCOcam will make them more appealing and get more notes.
Making masterposts is my favorite way to create content. Think of any topic that you know about or would like to learn about, and write out a post of resources or tips.
Canva is a great free site for making graphics
Tag your posts with relevant tags like #studyblr #studyspo, as well as the urls of different blogs as people will usually reblog posts they have been tagged in.
making your blog work for you
Above all, having a study blog is about improving your study habits.
Create a good tagging system so that you can find posts later. It should be simple and easy to remember (this post would go under #masterpost #new studyblr #tips for me).
Find a study buddy or group to keep you motivated
Reblog only things that you find inspiring, regardless of how you think your blog should look.
Start the 100 days of productivity challenge to stay accountable
Install a site blocker so that you can log off and focus!
Welcome to the community! I hope that you find it as beneficial as I have, and I look forward to meeting some new faces!
It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve finished watching all 3 seasons of Haikyuu, and still can’t get it out of my head. Thus here I am, taking up an old hobby for the little birbs.
Edited by Westfield’s Maple (nkaede).
Pictures by official art from both anime and manga.
＊Feel free to use them, I’ve already left my name inside so it doesn’t matter but if you can credit me it’d be really nice!
Edit: I could accept requests if you guys would like (for free of course). Not limited to Haikyuu but it depends how well I know the character or the anime/manga.
Thank you for all the reblogs and likes!!
shjt u h how do you edit out edgy text you absolutely regret putting in your picture when its kind of embedded into a background that took you like half an hour to get exactly right and that you can probably never replicate?? asking for a friend
reposters are running rampant in the scene so i thought i’d put together a nice lil guide for newcomers on posting to the site. dont forget that this works when reblogging stuff as well; keep an eye on blogs that are known to reposting other ppl’s content !
“When is it 100% okay to post pics?” - the picture is taken by you - you’ve asked the original photographer for a permission to post the pic - if the photographer has not explicitly stated that it’s against their wishes to repost the image - if you always remember to credit the photographer.
“This pic looks edited, can I post it?” - if it’s an edit with someone’s watermark on it, don’t post it. - is it a meme? sure, go ahead. honestly. if it’s got a watermark, don’t delete it. shouldn’t be anything questionable in fucking with memes, i think.
“I edited the pics myself, can I post it?” - yes, unless: 1.) the photographer has explicitly asked no one to edit their pictures upon posting anywhere, or 2.) it’s not okay to post it in the first place, you fucking gremlin. - always credit. always.
“It’s a gif. Can I post it?” - Gifs are always made by someone, so in case it’s not made by you, it’s better not to post it. - If you made it, do post it ! Totally okay. ( Extra points if you link the video you made it from, makes people happy. )
Now for the more specific situations…
“The picture I found is grainy as fuck, zoomed weirdly, the source can’t be found even with witchcraft and it doesn’t seem to have a watermark on it. Can I post it?” - Welcome to the Grey Zone, everyone: where the morals don’t apply. These pics are usually taken by various fans in early 00s and are usually okay to post; not because it’s legal to reshare them, but because usually no one gets hurt if the pics are reshared in the year of 2017. So yes, usually it is okay to post it. Ask someone more familiar with old mcr pics for help if you want to credit the pics (usually impossible, though.).
“It’s a paper clipping of an interview. Can I post it?” - If you can make out the magazine the picture is taken from, please add that when you post it.
“It’s from (the member)’s Instagram. Can I post it?” - Yes, if you tell people it’s from their Instagram / Snapchat / Google+ / Website. There are blogs that are dedicated to posting the members’ social media pictures so I’m sure you can find someone else’s post on it, but if you really need to repost it yourself, go ahead.
Good blogs to ask for help upon crediting pictures;
hi, i'm just starting a studyblr (going back to school tomorrow and need motivation) and i was wondering if you have any tips for taking photos? yours are just so nice all the time.
Hi! Thank you so much, that’s a big compliment!!
Okay, a few tips:
- get a good lighting!!! - natural is the best but I’ve taken a few pics with a lamp and it worked okay. All of these pictures were taken at night under the light of several lamps :D (still, natural light is better :D) you just need to edit it heavily and set the light properly - basically there’s more work with it and it does not always work out
- take several pictures from different angels - I usually take about 10-15 pics of the same spread with different props and angles and choose the best one afterwards!
- EDITING - this makes my pics ten times better. When I edit the pics for my instagram (and then usually post them here) I use the Snapseed app to lighten it up and then do some finishing touches in the insta app. Snapseed is good because it has these exposure&saturation brushes that are just GOLD because you can lighten just a certain part of the picture, maybe an annoying shadow or sth.
Here’s an example of my photos before and after editing:
I edit them quite heavily hehe :D esp. when there’s white background
This one was taken during a gloomy day and there’s this noise that I can’t get rid of - see, good lighting is vital :’)
At last Frodo spoke with hesitation. ‘I believed that you were a friend before the letter came,’ he said, 'or at least I wished to. You have frightened me several times tonight, but never in the way the servants of the Enemy would, or so I imagine. I think one of his spies would - well, seem fairer and feel fouler, if you understand.’