Archive | January, 2009

SOCIAL MEDIA

January 9, 2009

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Join The Barack Obama Wave

Join The Barack Obama Wave

The campaign of Barack Obama was an example on how politicians can use the Web to get support. Bloggers and the voters spread the word. The innovation in social media initiatives continue with Join the Wave. This was a somptaneaous idea from a cool Montreal company called Pixman Nomadic Media. Pixman takes advantage of the […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

January 9, 2009

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Make Love Not War

I read a sad story from one of my favorite bloggers, Holly (decor8) in Haus Maus yesterday night. It is the typical case where troublemakers steal the show. But bullies do not impress us. Here is the story. Apartment Therapy held a Best Blog of 2008 contest called The Homies. Sadly, some trolls invaded the […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

January 7, 2009

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How to add Site Meter and Google Analytics to a WordPress Blog

My educational background is statistics, so you will be surprised if I tell you that I use several Web services to track the statistics of my blogs. Each service has its strength and purpose. First, I use Site Meter as the statistics I open to the world. You do not need more than the free […]

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TECHNOLOGY

January 6, 2009

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Think Twice Before Changing a System that works

My husband wanted to pleased me last December so he decided to replace the cables by wireless connections for our Media Center (a digital video recorder). My Xbox 360 is hooked to my kitchen TV so I can watch the cooking and design shows I recorded during the week. I got an Xbox 360 because […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

January 4, 2009

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Simple Way to Add a Background Image to a WordPress Blog

I purposely selected a simple WordPress theme for this blog. I wanted to see what is or is not necessary when you start a blog. The Zindi theme that I used was programmed with a boring solid beige background. It did not feel like me. I decided to add personality with an image. I first […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

January 3, 2009

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Why Do a Review of Your Blogging Year?

This is the first year I did this exercise. I wrote over 665 posts on At Home with Kim Vallee in 2008. The same way as we reflect on our life, I felt it would be a good idea to go over my posts before starting the New Year. My method was simple. For each […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

January 2, 2009

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Supporting Facebook Connect for Commenting

Part of the mission of On the Web with Kim Vallee is experiencing with plugins and widgets that I think add value to a blog. My geek husband suggested Facebook Connect as a practical feature for my comments. If you are on Facebook, Facebook Connect will reduce the amount of info you will need to […]

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