What’s Up Wednesdays: Turning ThirtyJuly 30th, 2008 by Michael Kwan
While previous editions of What’s Up Wednesdays have focused on success and girl bloggers, this week’s mashup is a much more of a mixed bag. You’ve got everything from international fashion to some geeky web code. Whatever it takes to get over hump day, right?
Let’s start off with Richard Eriksson, the guy that serves as the basis for this post’s title. Better known in the blogosphere as Just a Gwai Lo (gwailo, in Cantonese, refers to white people), Richard celebrated his birthday on Monday. Well, maybe “celebrated” isn’t the right word, because he doesn’t sound all that thrilled about turning thirty… even if he doesn’t feel like he’s thirty yet.
Fellow Dot Com Pho member Ed Lau is still partying it up in Japan, going to sumo tournaments and dining on exotic cuisine. Along the way, he has also encountered some rather outrageous hairstyles, like those seen at the Yoyogi Park. These musicians have got plenty of flair, that’s for sure.
Jennifer Mattern of All Freelance Writing describes ways that you can expand beyond freelance writing and blogging to get more mileage. Maybe I should write a book. There’s got to be an audience out there, right?
You may know Chris Bibey from ChrisBlogging.com, but he has now launched a new blog that focuses exclusively on reviewing the content of other blogs. I’m flattered that one of the first posts on BloggingWords.com is a review of Beyond the Rhetoric. Naturally, he says that I rock (because I do).
Even great photos need a little help sometimes, but it can be very time-consuming to go through each one in PhotoShop. Derek Semmler has devised a very simple method to frame images with CSS. This way, every picture you load up on your blog will come with a stylish frame. Now he just needs to deal with the RSS issue.
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