|Forum topic by Allison||posted 04-04-2009 07:17 AM||1311 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
04-04-2009 07:17 AM
I do not know if a lot of LJ’s folks use Google, but I just wanted to share something with you all in case you were not aware of it. When you have a Google account, you also can sign up for Google alerts. When I first learned/owned/used a computer less than 3 years ago, I wanted to find wood working sights, along with patterns etc. So I signed up with Google alerts and wrote the words intarsia and scrolling. I immediately was bombarded with intarsia and scrolling sites. The problem was intarsia is a form of knitting I guess, (or sewing, in that category) and scrolling has a zillion different ways the word is used, from scrolling a page etc. LOL!!!
Anyhow I changed those two and added woodworking with both words. To this day I still receive my google alerts. It was through these alerts that I found Lumberjocks! So I just thought I would pass this along in case you were not aware of it. I have also used this for free woodworking patterns. Just make your alert for free woodworking patterns (or be more specific, say intarsia, or fretwork, etc)
I also love to crochet and found hundreds of free crochet patterns and crochet sites by doing this.
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!