Blogger Profile: Kim Werker


Friday, October 12th, 2012 — 11:19am PST
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Over the years I have profiled bloggers from the Northwest Territories to the Fraser Valley, anyone that interests me and that I hope will interest you as well. A few years ago I started asking a standard set of questions and I’ve sent these out to a few local bloggers for this week’s series. Click, share, explore, and enjoy.

Kim Werker


Photo credit: Kevin Eastwood

Blog: Kim Werker
Twitter: @kpwerker
Facebook: /kpwerker

How long has your blog been around?
I started this blog-slash-website in 2006.

What is your role?
It’s my personal and professional website, so I’m pretty much the everything of it.

What does your site do/what is it about
My site is my professional hub online. I work as a freelance writer and editor, and I lead a few projects related to crafts and creativity. My site is my portfolio and CV, it’s where I promote the books I’ve written (http://www.kimwerker.com/books) and the projects I’m working on, and it’s where I blog about pretty much anything that strikes my fancy.

What can people see, read, and do when visiting your site?
People can find links to and explanations about my two favourite projects at the moment: Taco Hat TV, which is a web show for curious people and makers that Ben Z Cooper and I are working to fund through Indiegogo; and Mighty Ugly, which is a project about confronting creative challenges.

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Visitors who are looking for creative collaboration or who need some writing or editing done can see what kinds of work I’m looking for at the moment. Most importantly, folks can get in touch with me. I love hearing from all sorts of people, especially about their creative adventures.

Why do you blog?
I just love being a part of the creative community. I blog to share my thoughts on any number of topics, from crafts to great books to editing to events in Vancouver, and obviously to promote the work I do. My favourite thing in the world is having a great conversation with thoughtful people, blog to blog or in the comments or on Twitter.

What is the ultimate goal for your site, how would you like to see it grow?
I want to do work I love doing with people I love working with, to concoct amazing creative collaborations, and for my own projects to thrive. I try hard to use my site to connect with potential clients and collaborators, and with fans and supporters. My ultimate goal is to nudge people to explore their creativity without crushing anxiety – from creative professionals to people who insist they’re not creative.

Follow Kim on her blog Kim Werker, Twitter and on Facebook.

Read all entries in my Blogger Profile series and feel free to suggest a blogger for possible feature in the comments of this post.

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