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FreelanceCamp Vancouver

Freelance Camp Vancouver

A few weekends ago I attended the first ever FreelanceCamp Vancouver at The Network Hub downtown. This was very well-spent $10 admission, but with an unconference style only some of the talks appealed to me. The first talk I attended was The Importance of Proper Branding for Small Businesses by Kevin Simcock from 1000Watts. This really hit home with me as it seems every freelance client I design logos or business cards for needs to be taught about proper business branding. Kevin reminded us that every interaction speaks about your brand. With all of your products (logo, business card, website) Continue Reading »

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Possible Blog Downtime

Don't Panic (from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

I’m having some back-end issues with the blog. It may be offline at some point this week or weekend. I shall return. So keep that in mind as I know you’ll mourn during the 24-48 hours the blog could possibly be offline. Either way, this weekend is SUPER busy. I have a work event in Victoria (1.5 hr ferry ride away) all day Saturday and then I have to rush back to Vancouver on Sunday to make it to my choir’s Spring Concert!

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Social Media Carnival – Blog Improvement Project

2009bip-update

All over the blogs participating in the Blog Improvement Project, I’ve been hearing about Social Media people use: Twitter, StumbleUpon, Technorati, LibraryThing, GoodReads, Shelfari, Ning networks such as NaBloPoMo or BookBlogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, Deli.cious, Digg, YouTube, Reddit, Flickr… really the list is endless. But I have decided to talk about the Social Media outlet that everyone is taking for granted: your blog. Because it is so easy to set up a free blog and run it, many people are unfamiliar with simple practices and habits that make blog surfing, reading, and commenting so much more enjoyable. Your blog is an Continue Reading »

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Blog Maintenance

blogimprovement2009

I’ve done some minor updates around the blog as suggested by the Blog Improvement Project Week 4. Nothing too hefty, just some minor maintenance I’ve been meaning to do. After my rant about Social Media sites, I thought about being connected and getting the blog out there. I also thought about making it easier for people who do use those kinds of sites to share my blog with others. So I’ve decided to stick with the AddThis social bookmarking widget. It is fairly widely used and I appreciate that it’s design is not intrusive like the other widget I was Continue Reading »

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Blog Improvement Project: Week 3 [Types of Posts]

This week was all about the different types of posts we write: links, reviews, how-to’s, long, short, etc. Now, I admit to being a one-topic-per-post kinda gal. That’s just the way I like things — organized and slightly obsessive. I’d rather do three small posts over the span of two days then mash all the topics into one post. I find that people spend less and less time actually reading on the internet and just skimming. Therefore, I feel that shorter posts, straight-to-the-point topics, and smaller paragraphs lend well to the skimming style. Kim posted several links about types of Continue Reading »

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Blog Improvement Project: Week 2

blogimprovement2009

This week, Kim has brought up the topic about what to blog about; more specifically, brainstorming ideas and what to do when we can’t think of anything to blog about. Well, as you may have noticed, I don’t seem to have this problem. I blog nearly daily… and I always try to make it something new, interesting, or unique. I’m trying to cut back on the pointless memes. For example Tuesday Teasers; while it’s interesting to know what other people are reading, picking a random quote from a random page just doesn’t do it for me anymore. However, I really Continue Reading »

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Blog Improvement Project: Week 1

blogimprovement2009

Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness is hosting the 2009 Blog Improvement Project. I’ve offered to help out in any way I can with HTML/design related inquiries, but for the most part, it’s mainly a discussion and any changes you make will be of your own merit. The first week’s topic is fairly straightforward: Setting Goals — What Is Your Blog For? My blog is for my own personal record and expression. I love taking pictures, reading books, and participating in various hobbies. I’ve had a blog since 2001 and before that I kept a journal as a personal record of goings-on. Continue Reading »

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