Wednesday, April 24, 2013

4KCBWDAY3: Infographics

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 Day 3: Infographics.  Errr....

Infographics sounds like a made up word to me, but I've decided that many words in these tech-savvy  social media days sound made up to me. Ho hum.

Anyway, today's task is to include an infographic into the blogpost - a way to combine both text and graphics to convey information to the reader. Well, with a brief like that I should revert back to my science and engineering background to present some well-researched and peer-reviewed data about the state of my knitting.

Yeah, right.

Instead, you have this purely anecdotal piece of bad science, as observed by my husband as I approach a work-related deadline.

14 comments:

Natalie Buehler said...

I love your infographic, had me giggling - I guess us knitters can all relate to your chart :)
x
Natalie
www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

lornabecky said...

I love your choice of infographic. It certainly shows the daily turmoil us crafters face when trying to lead normal balanced lives :)

Liz H said...

Very true!
For me, I think that likelihood of checking Ravelry is even higher than likelihood of knitting because, when you can't see the laptop screen, it looks like work (especially when you put on a serious face, frown and sigh every so often)

Jodiebodie said...

I had similar misgivings about the word "infographic". Isn't that just a longer way of saying "chart", "graph" or "diagram"? I have a vision of a teacher reading a storybook aloud to her class and then pausing to turn the book around, "...and here's a picture!" I might make that phrase my next caption! ;-)

Dahle said...

Great choice. Who needs to clean anyway? It isn't important, like ravelry!

kathatravelling said...

Great infographic, I can really relate to that although I'd rather iron than the other household stuff. I think window cleaning is highly overrated. I decided to put mine in the favourite Colour post tomorrow. But one question here: how do you manage to include your infographic. I made mine on infogr.am too and wordpress doesn't seem to like it and therefor doesn't show it.

betsybu said...

Great post! I read somewhere, "Behind every blogger, there is a hungry husband" -- or something of the like. I think us knitters could add, and an extremely messy house.

Vivianne said...

I love that - so brilliant - and true !

Chrisknits said...

I daresay you have created a chart that all of the knitters can use. Love it!

Nic said...

When you click on the Share button in infogr.am, there are options for FB, Twitter, Google+ etc, then at the bottom there's some HTML code under the heading "embed". In the Blogger editor I just made sure I was in HTML mode, not Compose mode. I'm not familiar with WordPress, so don't know if you can edit in HTML.

bookworm-Mary said...

I really like your infographic! So clever, and so true!

April said...

I love it! I can totally relate :)

Jazz said...

I agree with your chart!! The ironing is the less important hore on my schedule.

Here's my attempt at infographic: http://mibruno.com/knittingdia3/

shinybees said...

Love the info graphic. You missed out a few choice procrastination tasks though! Cleaning under the sofa, anyone?