Whoops! I totally forgot to put this up yesterday — sorry! Anyway, I was going to do something this week about blog categories and tagging, but soon realized the topic is more complicated than I anticipated and, frankly, I need something low-key after Bingo (results soon). So this week is going to be something easy […]

How to Make HTML Tables

by Kim on July 23, 2009 · 22 comments

I’m no html expert, but I like to dabble in it occasionally to see what I can figure out. One of the coolest things I’ve learned is how to create tables for my blog. I love being able to add tables because it can keep pictures and text lined up, something my OCD personality really […]

This week’s Weekly Geek challenge is a revival of one of my favorite previous activities, the book review link exchange. I’m excited because doing the link exchange was, I think, when I first found Weekly Geeks.  Basically, the challenge to let your readers know that you have a link exchange policy, show them your archives, […]

April Blog Project at ProBlogger

by Kim on March 25, 2009 · 2 comments

Darren Rose, the author of Problogger, is hosting another “31 Days to a Better Blog” project starting on April 1. I read Problogger regularly and have taken quite a few articles from that site as resources for the Blog Improvement Project, so I’m very excited about this. Even if you don’t consider yourself a professional […]

Social Media Carnival (BIP Week 5)

by Kim on March 14, 2009 · 11 comments

Thank you to everyone who submitted posts for the Blog Improvement Project Social Media Carnival. We have post on a whole variety of topics, so feel free to scroll around and learn more about social media that’s interesting for you. Some Overviews Margot at Joyfully Retired wrote an excellent post pointing out the uses of […]

March is Social Media Month for the Blog Improvement Project, and the first task is to write about how you use a social media tool to improve your blog. I thought about writing on a bunch of different things, but finally decided to write about Delicious because it is one of the only tools I […]

Grammar Makes the News

by Kim on February 4, 2009 · 20 comments

One of my secret (or maybe not-so-secret) nerdy passions is grammar.  I’m no expert on grammar rules, but I like to think I generally get things right.  Over the last few weeks, there have been a bunch of mainstream news articles that have brought up some grammar issues that caught my attention. In Birmingham, England, […]

Tweeting Class

by Kim on January 30, 2009 · 11 comments

Welcome to my second edition of J-School Journal.  I hate that name, so instead of formalizing my feature with a name I’m just going to commit to writing a post about journalism and journalism school on Friday, without worrying that it has a snazzy button or name (unless I come up with something cool later […]

Six-Word Memoirs, part II

by Kim on January 28, 2009 · 9 comments

Last year (wow it seems weird to write that), I read and reviewed Not Quite What I Was Planning, a book of six-word memoirs edited by SMITH Magazine.  The concept of the book comes from an urban legend that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words.   Based on that […]

Best Blogs from PC World

by Kim on January 27, 2009 · 13 comments

PC World recently published a list of 100 of their favorite blogs.  I went through it yesterday and a lot of them seemed fun.  I know everyone’s Google Readers and Feeds are overflowing, but here are a few more I think you should consider (that don’t take any time to keep up with): passive aggressive […]