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