How I love the Interwebs

On tweeting the fine line between promoting and bragging

24 March 2011 Meta-blogging

There was a social event a month or two back. To be honest, I’ve completely forgotten what it was for, but it was one of those “invite a lot of local bloggers and tweeters out for a night” type of things. Someone asked me if I was going, and it was the first I’d heard […]

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Hooray for Ottawa!

15 February 2011 How I love the Interwebs

Here’s three great links for people who love Ottawa as much as I love Ottawa. (And for the record? I love Ottawa A LOT!) First, mad props to the Ottawa Public Library. I love the library and I really love their website and new interactive features. I love the ease of popping over whenever the […]

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On photos and covetousness and social media success stories

4 February 2011 How I love the Interwebs

While I love my camera and taking pictures, I’m not a huge gear junkie. I’m mostly happy with the four lenses I have, and the small bag of accessories. I have the kit lens, which I use when I know I’ll need a wider angle and for TtV. I have a telephoto zoom, so I […]

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Look over there!

3 February 2011 Meta-blogging

Today I’m writing my first-ever post with the Kids in the Capital team! (It’s about time, isn’t it?) Head on over and read all about Simon’s excellent seventh birthday party at the Putting Edge!

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Six years ago today: My first blog post

2 February 2011 It IS all about me

Six years ago today, on February 2, 2005, I wrote my very first-ever blog post: Okay, so I’ve been reading about blogs for quite some time now. At first, the idea was quaintly geeky, which of course immediately appealed to me. But aside from generally knowing what they were, and stumbling across a few here […]

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An unprovoked attack on Comic Sans font

28 January 2011 How I love the Interwebs

I was in a committee meeting of the boys’ school council recently, and one of the other members presented a letter of some import that would be going home with each child in the school on behalf of school council. It was a very serious letter with a significant call to action (we’re raising funds […]

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Some thoughts on comments and comment spam

18 January 2011 Meta-blogging

I‘ve been thinking about comments lately. It was Delurking Day the other day, and I got an interesting e-mail from a reader. She asked me why bloggers think comments are so important. She noted that we as site owners can plainly see the traffic, so why do we want people to comment? I thought it […]

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Delurk dammit!

14 January 2011 How I love the Interwebs

Well, well, well, whaddya know — it’s Delurking Day 2011! Thanks to Chris at Rude Cactus, lurkers are exposing themselves all over the interwebs. So now I can coerce you — yes, you, the one over there hiding behind the dual 17 inch monitors, don’t think I don’t see you peeking! — to come out […]

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So far, 2011 is looking pretty damn good!

1 January 2011 How I love the Interwebs

It’s barely 10:00 on New Year’s Day, and (at the risk of jynxing myself) I’ve gotta say, it’s been a pretty damn good year so far. I woke up at a spectacular 6:20 am, almost a full hour later than I’ve woken or been woken up for most of the month of December. As the […]

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A bloggy year in review

29 December 2010 Meta-blogging

I must admit, I am not a huge fan of year-end retrospectives. However, I am a bit of a nostalgic fool. (And apparently a bit of a confused hypocrite to boot.) I’ve done this year-end meme a couple of times, and I like the way it manages to tell the story of our year in […]

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