DIY blog themes – drag and drop

I fell down a rabbit hole today — originally I was looking for a blog widget for my linkedin account.  The Linkedin blog has a few they are testing and the site itself has some very plain ones — but none were quite right.  At 300 px for a blog sidebar badge, the test ones aren’t going to work. However, this quest got me thinking about my blog theme — 3 columns seems a bit…

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My 2008 Edublog Award nominations

There are so many people who have contributed to my learning this year — in person and online. My nominations for the 2008 Edublog awards are: Best individual blog http://ogrady.globalteacher.org.au/ Lauren O’Grady is an intelligent, passionate young professional whose personality shines through in her online work.  She inspires me to be myself online. Best resource sharing blog http://www.downes.ca/ OL Daily is an indispensable tool for me to keep up with what’s going on in the…

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Why don’t I feel like bloggin?

So many ideas for great blog posts – so little ambition. From a rant about the LOUD family living next door – to mulling over McD’s new virtual space for kids and the joys of Twittering — I just don’t feel like writing lately. Not sure why, but I’ve decied to try a video blog instead. Here’s a link to an MP4 file if you’re following via RSS: http://blip.tv/file/get/KerryJ-BlogPostLight244.mp4 If you’re here on my blog,…

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Google Lively – browser-based chat goes 3-D

Being the Second Life officianado I am, I was looking forward to trying out Google Lively – http://www.lively.com.  Everyone seems to be looking for the “SL killer” — so I wondered, was this it? I was able to create an account fairly easily and within minutes was styling my new avatar. Hairstyle, haircolour, and a few different outfits to get me started.  Next, off to look at the popular “rooms”.  One I went into had…

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Want a free mobi site?

Every 15 seconds another mobile account is added to the more than 3 billion existing ones according to an April 2008 press release from the GSM Association. So when I saw a web site promising me the ability to create a mobile compatible web site in minutes just after lunch today — I thought I’d check it out. I signed up for mobisitegalore.com and was really impressed by the user interface. They were a bit…

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