Archive | 2010

APPLICATIONS, TECHNOLOGY

February 25, 2010

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Balsamiq Mockups Feels Like Hand Drawing your Interface

Balsamiq Mockups Feels Like Hand Drawing your Interface

Balsamiq Mockups is one  tool I use to build my upcoming community site. Following a tweet I made last week, I saw that many of you were curious to know what I was thinking of Balsamiq Mockups. So, here we are. Before you build any software, Web site or even a blog, you need is […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

February 23, 2010

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Bloggers Need a clear Editorial and Advertising Policies

Bloggers Need a clear Editorial and Advertising Policies

March 8th, 2010 Update:  “Bloggers are not slaves of brands” was the original post title. If you run a blog, you probably notice a surge on the number of brands that wish to either buy coverage on your site, ask to write a guest post for free or for money, or my “favorite”, the ones […]

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Blog PROMOTION, BLOGGING

February 21, 2010

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My Interview on Blog Out Loud

My Interview on Blog Out Loud

Rebecca Orlov interviewed me for Blog Out Loud. I thought she asked very good questions about blogging and how to use social media for small business. When I read her introduction, I blushed. I feel really honored to have earned her respect. Giving interview and interviewing other bloggers are effective ways to get word around […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

February 16, 2010

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The Schedule for PodCamp Toronto 2010 is Out

The Schedule for PodCamp Toronto 2010 is Out

You can start planning your agenda for PodCamp Toronto now that the schedule is out. The 2010 edition is huge. They have over 1,000 persons who registered to attend. In the tradition of the unconference, the presenters selected their time spot. I will be presenting this Saturday, February 20th, 2010. + First, at 11:15 a.m. […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

February 5, 2010

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Catch The Business of Online Communities for Women at podcamp Toronto

Catch The Business of Online Communities for Women at podcamp Toronto

I hope you plan to come to PodCamp Toronto 2010. I already told you about my individual session. To pursuit further the discussion on niche communities, I will sit on a panel with the popular Erica Ehm of Yummy Mummy Club.  We will exchange on the business of online communities for women. A savvy girl […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

February 1, 2010

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Social Netiquette: I won’t become a fan of every Facebook page

Social Netiquette: I won’t become a fan of every Facebook page

More and more brands ask you every day to become a fan of their Facebook page. As a blogger, we often get requests from brands that we never heard of. In light of this fact, I share here how I decide to become a fan or not of a brand on Facebook. I feel my […]

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TECHNOLOGY

January 31, 2010

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The iPhone and now the iPad will Push the Boundaries of Web design

The iPhone and now the iPad will Push the Boundaries of Web design

After covering what the iPad should do for magazines and newspapers, Fast Company published an interesting article on how five websites push the envelop of web design. We are entering a new era. I cannot wait for an enhanced experience. Imagine how more fluid browsing a site like MoCo Loco could be if you navigate it on […]

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TECHNOLOGY

January 29, 2010

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My Take on the iPad

My Take on the iPad

Apple revealed its iPad last Wednesday. I took a couple of days to think it over before I shared what I think about this new device. I will probably get one! Let’s be clear, I do really need it but it’s cool and some features make the experience more enjoyable than using my 13-inch MacBook […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

January 29, 2010

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My Next Speech at PodCamp Toronto 2010

My Next Speech at PodCamp Toronto 2010

A quick note to tell you that I will be giving a session at the next PodCamp Toronto that will happen on the weekend of February 20 and 21st, 2010. I started working on adding a community site to the KimVallee.com brand. I analyzed many angles to make sure I get the right ingredients. My […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

January 9, 2010

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Design Blogs Influence Elle Decor

Design Blogs Influence Elle Decor

Bloggers continue to grow their influence. More and more traditional print media recognized how the blogosphere and social media forced them to evolve. As an avid magazine lover, I am happy that they embrace the Web. We can co-exist and support each others. Margaret Russell pointed out in her January/February 2010 Editor’s page the contributions […]

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BUSINESS, ORGANIZE your work

January 2, 2010

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My New Year’s Resolution: Balanced and Organized

My New Year’s Resolution: Balanced and Organized

Jill Fehrenbacher of Inhabitat told us that her New Year’s Resolution is to spend less time in front of her laptop in order to spend more time with her family and friends. It is easy for a blogger who writes about his or her passion to be carried away. After all, it does not feel […]

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