My name is Kim Crawley, and my blog features intriguing ideas and interesting information, whenever they occur to me.
A lot of my posts are about web design, as I'm a freelance web designer and my website's for my services. But I'm also interested in other 'nerdy' pursuits- anime, video games, IT stuff, you name it. I also like to talk about pop culture, world issues, and other interesting ideas.
I welcome readers to comment on my posts and contribute to the dialogue.
Before I get into the meat of this post, I have some news to share. It's all good stuff!
First of all, I was offered a position in a tech support call centre yesterday. I had to pass a number of tests of my IT and networking knowledge, plus a mock call scenario, in order to get the job. I gladly accepted the job offer. I'd be working on behalf of a major American ISP. Well, Americans, at least some of your tech support jobs are being outsourced to Canada instead of India. My 'Canadian' accent is more similar to an accent from Connecticut than an accent from Arkansas, but I have plenty of practice understanding Southern accents from talking to my dear half-sister Tori, who has spent enough of her life living in Florida and North Carolina to sound like she's from there. But yes, my accent is still generally Canadian (still some Londonish inflection exists from being raised by my father and grandmother), I don't really say 'oot and aboot', do I, eh?
Anyway, my IT know-how and call centre experience got me the job, and it sounds like a pretty good one. I start training on December 6th. I will still be working on my freelance web design and blogging, I'm not giving anything up. And KimCrawley.com will undergo a major overhaul in the next few weeks. I'm going to change some of the colours to be easier on the eye, and make the site a portal for my blogging, too, not just my web design. Plus, I'll change the colours of this blog to make it easier to read, as well.
There's going to be no more Diary of a Lab Rat, I was withdrawn from the study, due to my low blood pressure. But they paid me very decently for my participation! I did most of my Christmas shopping in the past couple of days, all with 'lab rat' money. Thank you, Kendle and Merck! Oh, talking about Christmas, why don't you check out my Christmas Dos and Don'ts on Blogcritics?
I'm also working on a website for my dad and stepmom, authors of The Women's Club. See my Blogcritics interview of them here. The website should be live in a couple of weeks.
And, my Blogcritics articles are now being syndicated on the websites of major American newspapers! Here's a link to my Ladies Who Love Coach Bags rant in the Seattle Post Intelligencer. I'm also a featured writer in Google News. Google News keeps an updated list of some of my articles here.
I'm sorry for my delay of my ever popular 'Brief History of the Web' series, I hope to continue with another part this weekend.
In the meanwhile, this is the continuation of my 'Shout-Out' series, this time for Dragon Blogger. The site is run by Justin Germino. He also runs a few other great blogs and websites, you can check them out here.
Dragon Blogger is an excellent source for technology and entertainment news. Justin contributes most of the articles, but I also contribute original articles, and so do several other great bloggers.
I recommend that my dear readers bookmark Dragon Blogger, not just for my articles, but also for Justin's and for all the other great content on there. The site is updated multiple times a day.
If you'd like to follow my 'Shout-Out' series so far, here are my previous ones: