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Friday, June 27th, 2008 — 9:48am PDT
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Yes, that’s me on the cover of the 24 Hours, “right above the shirtless man with a hose,” as my husband stated.

Blogathon 2008

Even though Blogathon 2008 will not officially be happening, the good folks at Day of Blogs have picked up the reigns and I have decided to spearhead the Vancouver effort. If you are a blogger interested in writing for 24 hours straight for a good cause, please sign up on the wiki. On July 26 keep your eyes on the internets for some entertaining content from a bunch of great causes (mine will be announced soon). Feel free to contact me for more information or questions about donating.

Coming up July 16th we have WordCamp Fraser Valley, which will feature several speakers (myself included) with topics ranging from community blogging, switching platforms, and code.

Raul Pacheco – I Switched to WordPress, and So Can You!
Kerry Sauriol
– Building a Community Blog the Simple WordPress Way.
Kulpreet Singh – Secure your WordPress Blog from Hackers.
Rebecca Bollwitt – Custom Page and Sidebar Templates for WordPress.
John Chow – Evil Ways to Increase Traffic to your Blog.

Now for some quick links from this morning’s headlines:

  • Rogers iPhone Data Plans = Epic FAIL or see also…
  • Rogers iPhone 3G Pricing: Lube Not Included
  • Life-size statue stolen from Vancouver park
  • Zipline course opens tomorrow on Grouse Mountain
  • Unique Video Training with Special Guest GaryV (I had the chance to attend this weekend in Seattle but it’s my nephew’s 4th birthday… and he’s a little more special to me :-P)
  • Finally, it’s not often enough we get to take time for ourselves. I’ve been told by several people lately that I need to take more “me” time especially when I get a wicked cold like the one I’m currently battling. As a result I’m going to fully enjoy the sunny weekend outdoors and spend time with family (getting in some quality Surrey time) – have a great weekend everyone!

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    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Congrats on the mainstream exposure! It’s great that blogging is finally getting regarded as something legitimate and worthwhile. It’s even better that you and Raul are getting so much free press (that’s twice in one week for Raul).

    2. Raul says:

      Thanks for this, Rebecca ๐Ÿ™‚ I would not have landed on the 24Hrs of today if it wasn’t for you ๐Ÿ˜€ You’re a star…

      And now, let’s disconnect from the internets! It’s sunny out there!

    3. fotoeins says:

      Woot! Congrats! Coffee, a Mac, and you – a terrific combo.

    4. Christine says:

      Can you double check the link to Kulpreet’s website. Its pointing to a gift basket website and no mention of a blogger. I won’t be able to go to the event, but would love to know more about that topic.


    5. Dan Udey says:

      Saw that this morning, shame your front page appearance was overshadowed by Dr. Hunkenstein. I’d rather have you and he swap places, imho.

      Regardless, it was an interesting article (and a great photo), and I’m considering joining the blogroll myself. Not that I have anything interesting to write about, but I don’t right now either so whatever.

      Bloggers represent!

    6. Luc says:

      These 24hr people messed things up – you make an awesome cover girl and you should have got the bigger spot instead of the shirtless guy. Don’t they understand anything in marketing?

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