I decided to try the second version of the assignment:
...create a Free account in Flickr and use your digital camera.... Upload these to your Flickr account.... Then create a post in your blog about your photo and experience. Be sure to include the image in your post. Once you have a Flickr account, you have two options for doing this: through Flickr's blogging tool or using Blogger's photo upload feature.
I'm used to blogging with Blogger, though I usually just upload images from my harddrive or flashdrive.
I thought that all I needed to do was use the Blogger photo upload, with its "image from the web" option. Apparently Flickr doesn't like this. I put my photo URL http://www.flickr.com/photos/bright_crow/2632052926/ into the Blogger URL field and uploaded.
What I got was this:
You have to click on the empty box, and then Flickr asks you to log in.
I'm probably still missing something, but I next tried the other route, starting in Flickr and using the BLOG THIS feature.
The catch here was that I hadn't configured my "external blog" (that is, this one), so I had to do that first.
Then I found out that all my photos were still set for Private, even though I had changed the default privacy setting to Public.
It seems that changing your default only applies to future uploads. I haven't found a way to do bulk resetting of privacy codes (or copyright licensing).
Now I have to create a blog entry using the BLOG THIS feature.
Bleegh! Flickr creates a new blog entry, so I have to open that one, copy the code for the image, and past it into this post.
And it forces a default format...which doesn't display quite the way it says it will...and which I can't change from post to post.
[Can you tell I'm fussy? I like Flickr, but this process is waaay too cumbersome for a lazy...um...hyper-efficient librarian.]
Anyway, here's the photo.
At Mohonk Mountain House, where my spouse Jim and I went for vacation last July, one climbs a cliff (by stairs, of course) to find a watchtower and, behind it, a man-made lily pond.
This is one of my favorite shots from the pond. I usually have it as wallpaper on my PC.
Hope you like it.