How can I add my own content to Yarn?

A few pointers on using free web platforms from which to add your own photos, video and audio files to Yarn stories.

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If you're not yet familiar with how to use Yarn, this video provides a good introduction.

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Ok, so you've got to grips with the main features of Yarn and have started using material from other websites to create your own stories but what if you want to add your own photographs, videos or audio files?


First, give your story a title and brief description. Descriptions shouldn't be very long, just a taster of what your story is about. Don't worry, you can always edit them later.
From How to make a story with Yarn by Dean Vipond

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These documents were photographed using a digital camera and then uploaded to Flickr.

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First of all, the material you want to use will need to be in a digital format, so that you can look at it on a computer. For instance, if you have a printed photograph or a document which you would like to digitise, you could either make a scan of it or you could take a photograph using a digital camera.

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There are many free web platforms which can be used to upload content which you want to add to Yarn stories. However, we don't advise that you use Facebook or Twitter for this purpose.

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Yarn doesn't store any web content, so you can't upload any of your files directly to Yarn. Therefore, the next step is to upload the digital file to another website. If you already manage a website or blog, you could just use that, but there are many alternatives which are free to use.

That said, some are better than others. For instance, links to images uploaded to Facebook and Twitter can change if the platform is updated, which would mean that the item would disappear from your Yarn story. Let's look at other options...

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If you want to add an image to your Yarn story you could start by uploading it to a photo sharing platforms, which offer lots of free storage for your images. Here are a selection:
Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/)
Instagram....(https://www.instagram.com/)

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