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Stumbleupon for Photo Blog Hopping

by Kay~Kacey on 3/10/2008

Okay, you’ll thank me for this. Or maybe you won’t. I’ve been known to waste tons of time photo hopping with Stumbleupon.


(this photo inserted for no reason at all. Doesn’t pertain to this blog post. It’s totally superfluous. But it’s pretty, isn’t it??)

Where was I? So do you know about Stumbleupon? It’s many things. A social networking site. A toolbar that allows you to browse the web according to your interests. You thumbs up or thumbs down a page as it feeds them to you, depending on whether you like it and it interests you or not. The cool thing is? As you use it more, it gets to know more of what you like and don’t like and serves you up web pages more to your liking! Kind of like magic :wink:

You install the toolbar, hit the Stumble button, and it serves you up a web page according the interests you marked when you signed up. I did up an easy guide to getting started with Stumbleupon over on our how to blog DandelionBlog.

Okay, now here’s the cool thing. If you want to Stumble only photos…which I love to do sometimes when I’m procrastinating when I have some spare time.

StumbleUpon toolbar
Here is the StumbleUpon toolbar. See where it says Channel? Then it has a World. Then what looks like a picture frame? Click on that picture frame icon, and it will Stumble only photos. I’ve found some really cool photo sites that way.

I also submit other people’s blog posts to StumbleUpon when I find a post with great photos, or a post that moves me, or has really good information about something. My mother always taught me to share. :mrgreen:

So if you’re looking for a way to kill time discover some really cool website and photos, give StumbleUpon a try. You’ll thank me later…or not :wink:

So go over to the article on DandelionBlog, read about StumbleUpon, how to use it, and how to download the Stumbleupon toolbar and have fun! If any of you try out StumbleUpon make sure to add me as a friend. And if you find other Stumblers with similar interests as yours, add them as your friend. You can then see what they are stumbling too.

Do any of you already use StumbleUpon? And if you do, have you found the Stumble Photos only button? Any other cool tricks that you know of? (you can see on my DandelionBlog post how I use it to research subjects for my books).

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Cherrye March 10, 2008 at 5:15 am

Very cool, Kacey! I’m also gonna check out your other site now. :typing:


Suzanne March 10, 2008 at 7:09 am

Pretty flower picture! :grin:

Shirley March 10, 2008 at 9:17 am

The pansies are georgous. I love them and usually plant a few each fall to enjoy early.

Thanks for the post about stumbleupon. I’m definitely going there. I’ve been looking for bloggers that do machine embroidery or smocking and so far have found only business that are more interested in selling than sharing.

And thanks for visiting my blog. Come back anytime.

Karla March 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you’ll come again soon!

Tori Lennox March 10, 2008 at 12:44 pm

I love the pansies!

So do you know about Stumbleupon?

I’d never heard of it until you dragged me kicking and screaming gently guided me to it.

Oh, I just Stumbled Images and got some gorgeous black & white photos of Africa!

Tori Lennox March 10, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Oops. I didn’t realize the delete code didnt’ work in comments. Oh well. *g*

Tracey March 10, 2008 at 4:23 pm

I’ve heard of it but haven’t checked it out quite yet. Thanks for the head’s up! Oh, and thanks for checking out my photo blogs :0) They are my pride and joy!

Kacey March 10, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Tori, glad I could corrupt you. Always wiling to help. Yes, it’s just another service I provide :wink:

Tracey, your photo blogs are WONDERFUL!!

Kate March 10, 2008 at 7:14 pm

I’ve been using Stumbleupon for just over a year now. In fact, it’s how I found Pioneer Woman’s blog!

I didn’t know, however, that there was a photos only button. Where is that?

Kacey March 10, 2008 at 7:31 pm

It’s on the StumbleUpon toolbar, Kate. Right between the globe thingie and the TV thingie icons if you haven’t changed your toolbar around.

It looks like a blue picture with a white frame around it. Or hover your mouse over the icons until you find the one that says “stumble images”

somepinkflowers March 10, 2008 at 9:25 pm

going to visit StumbleUpon
as you made it sound so ez & fun…


mostly i think i need something
like FellOverThis
or HowThe%^&DidIGetHere?

Rene March 10, 2008 at 11:14 pm

That is so cool. I’m going to check it out.

Love the flowers.

Jeannelle March 11, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Thanks for this info about StumbleUpon. So glad you happened to insert this photo. I, too, love pansies, and the similar violas, which these might possibly be.

Kacey March 11, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Jeannelle, you know, you might be right. These might be violas. I’m so not up on my California flowers! They’re pretty whatever they are.

I hope to see more of you on StumbleUpon!

Misty Dawn March 13, 2008 at 12:17 pm

I have the StumbleUpon toolbar, but haven’t done much with it. Thanks for telling me about the photos button.

Do you know if there is a way to see if any of your own photos or posts have been stumbled? I always wondered about that.

SR March 21, 2008 at 8:57 am

Got here through stumble upon. While stumbling..

paper shredder July 24, 2008 at 11:11 am

Stumbleupon for Photo Blog Hopping

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