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BIP Week 4: My Updates

2009bip-150x210 I got started on my BIP Week 4 projects last week, and although I’m only partially finished I thought today would be a good day for my own update.

I’m in the process of updating my About Me page.  I added a section of Awards (in progress) and Communities, and am going to work on the About Me text later this week if I have time.  I’m working on my blogroll, but that turned out to be a process.  I started categorizing blogs, and then trying to match my blogroll to my Google Reader, and it’s taking forever because I have a ton of blogs in my Reader.  This remains a work-in-progress sort of project.

As for other maintenance, the biggest news of the week was buying my own domain name!  If you haven’t already, switch your Reader or bookmarks to sophisticateddorkiness.com and use that address for links in the future — I’m very excited about it!

I’ve used this week to do a lot of BIP maintenance as well.  The main BIP page now just contains the calendar of activities — all the other information is nested in the links at the top of the page.  You should be sure to check out the Participants list for two reasons: 1) to make sure your blog is listed and linked correctly, and 2) because it took me forever to set up!  Also, help me out a bit and go to the Button page to get a new button my with updated URL (or you can just steal it from this post).

So that’s about where I am at this week.  I hope BIP 4 is going well for all of you and have a few questions for your consideration!

What would you like to see in my About Me page?  Also, for BIP participants, would it be helpful to have a page linking to all the articles I’ve included in our activities so far?

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  • Care February 24, 2009, 8:43 am

    To Do list, #1. Update my reader to your new blog domain. CHECK. #2. Try something new in honor of BIP (even tho I’m not participating). CHECK (I attempted the read more click over.) #3. Read and comment on Kim’s blog. CHECK. #4. Recommend Kim’s blog to friend who is considering a blog. CHECK.

    Yes, PLS include a BIP link page.

  • Dorte H February 24, 2009, 2:05 pm

    I am there and I work! Nice job – which is more than one can say for Blogger these days. Today I had a slight headache and decided to surfe around & write comments as I could not work anyway, but Blogger eats every third comment or so.

  • Sherrrie February 24, 2009, 5:22 pm

    Hi Kim,
    Your improvements are looking good. I added labels to my sidebar. It helps a lot to find something I am looking for. I think a page linking all the articles you have given us to read would be a great idea. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!


  • Elizabeth February 24, 2009, 8:53 pm

    Kim, since you have such clear links to the different activities on the main page, people should easily be able to find articles on topics that interest them. I wouldn’t take the time to make a separate page of just the articles, if I were you.

  • Kim February 25, 2009, 9:30 am

    Care: Your comments make me smile! What kind of blog is your friend considering?

    Dorte: Blogger can be frustrating, I used to have a blog there and found it annoying after awhile. I hope things got better!

    Sherrie: Thanks, it’s been a busy week around here trying to get things situated. I think labels on a sidebar is a big help for people trying to navigate a new blog.

    Elizabeth: Thanks for the suggestion. I’m leaning towards just linking to a delicious page with a 2009bip tag so people can find all the articles in one place if they want to, but then I don’t have to make a new page. I was linking them all in delicious anyway, so it would just be a matter of making sure all the relevant articles have the right tag. I’m glad that the pages and links to activities are clear though, that makes me less worried people won’t be able to find what they are looking for.

  • Sherrrie February 25, 2009, 5:43 pm

    Hi Kim,
    I haven’t seen the movie or read the book. But they both sound great. Thanks for stopping by my place. I just finished Alanna: The First Adventure. And I loved it. Now I’ll have to get the rest of them to read and find out what happens. Have a great evening!


  • Jessi February 28, 2009, 5:36 am

    Looking good! I’m still working on my updates. 🙂

  • Jenners March 1, 2009, 9:15 pm

    I just have to tell you that I have been passively participating in the blog improvement process and seeing it used elsewhere and I think you are doing a great job with it! I am seeing a marked improvement in my own blog and in others. Keep up the good work!

  • Dawn March 2, 2009, 3:41 pm

    You’ve got an index of the weekly topics, which people can read (and find the articles), so I don’t think you need to make a separate page listing all the articles. (I know you already addressed this above, but you asked my opinion, so I’m chiming in 🙂 )

    I’m not familiar with delicious, so the Social Media task will help me understand what you’re doing with this!

  • Domain Analysis October 21, 2009, 10:52 am

    I really liked your thread about this, and I’ve seen a few more like it recently – the best part about yours is, it’s very informative and useful and full of good information without a bunch of usless rants and BS!

    I’ll be sure to give this URL to some friends

    Thanks Again