My DeHaan Services website saw a prolific growth of four articles over five days. All revolved around Canada Day celebrations in Toronto.

"Hillbillies parading with their raccoon" image (c) by Linda DeHaan.
Leading up to Canada Day, I wrote"Official Canada Day Fireworks Displays in Toronto" and "Canada Day Fireworks and Festivals in the GTA for 2015". I've generally found that people really want to attend free fireworks displays on holidays such as Victoria Day, Labour Day, and of course, Canada Day.
"Canada Day Fireworks in Toronto at Ashbridges Bay #4" image (c) by Mike DeHaan
On Canada Day itself, July 1st, I watched a parade (which included Canadian/American hillbillies) and later went to a free fireworks display in Toronto's Ashbridges Bay Park. I included more photographs than usual in both "Canada Day at the East York Parade and Stan Wadlow Park" and "Canada Day Fireworks in Toronto at Ashbridges Bay".

One Writing Tip from Canada Day 2015

I'm sure I've mentioned the idea of using one inspiration for multiple articles, so that is not today's tip.

My writing tip today is to take your own photographs when you can. Sometimes I've taken as long to find images in the online photography sharing sites which have "share for commercial use" licenses, as to write the articles.

With a decent digital camera, including your cell phone, it's possible to take reasonably good quality photographs and transfer them to your web article.

Note that I've included "... image (c) by person" in the caption for each image. Publishing the image online, even in your own blog, establishes copyright by first public use.

One other trick is that you can edit the images you take with tools as simple as Microsoft Paint. For example, I cropped Linda's picture of the hillbillies. My main reason is that her camera put too many pixels into the image: my web site did not want to load such a large media file. But this also allowed me to remove a bit of background from the left side of the image. I cropped several of my fireworks photos to delete an annoying street light in the bottom right of the pictures.

You may not be able to take your own photographs to illustrate everything you write about; but it's worth taking advantage of the opportunities when they arise.

Plus, my wife and I enjoyed the outings.

Thanks for reading about my four 2015 Canada Day articles.

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