Have you ever forgotten to upload a layout to all the galleries you have? Isn’t it frustrating to go to a gallery and find that you didn’t upload all the same layouts to each gallery? I have been in the spot SO many times. When designers do a CT call, they often as for a link to your “most complete gallery.” What gallery are you supposed to use? What if all my layouts are spread out in all different galleries? I struggle with these ideas all the time…mostly because my mother usually visits one of my galleries, and I like to make sure that it’s complete for her…and it’s always the one I forget.
I thought the best way to learn about uploading to multiple galleries is to go to an expert. One again, CT Laura to the rescue. Laura is on like 100 CTs, so I figured she knew a bit about how to get this done. She had recently shared her methods for uploading with one of our friends on Twitter, so I knew she would have something to say. Here’s Laura after the jump.
Hi guys, it’s Laura again. I can’t believe I let Aaron talk me into another blog post, but hey…anything to help. Today, I want to share with you how I go about uploading my layouts to multiple galleries.
As I am doing layouts, I keep my credits in a notepad document. When I’m done with the layout, I upload to tinypic and paste the IMG code into my credits. Once the product has been released, I add in the links and then everything is right there waiting for me. I upload everything that I need to upload that day to one site at a time. For example, this morning I had 6 layouts to post for new releases. I pull up all the notepad documents that I have saved for each layout, and as I begin uploading I add the link to the layout under the IMG code for the layout. I upload to scrapbook.com
first because they don’t allow links, so I do this before I link anything up. Then, I go to the designer’s store and upload there after I’ve added links. Then, I pull up DST, LYM, MSA, and DSA. I only upload at one store at a time, otherwise my head might explode. Once I’m done at one site, and have added all my layout links to the notepad document, I close out the site I’m at, and move on. Once a month I clear out all my posted LO’s and my notepad documents, zip them up and move them to my EHD.
This is how I go about it for all of my CT responsibilities…if you have any questions about my process…go ahead and as in the comments below! Have your own method for uploading? Share that with us too!