Portland Boil Water Notice

The city of Portland is currently under a citywide Boil Water Alert due to E.Coli in the water.

Don’t worry Portland, we’re laughing with you.

WordPress Power Blogging Tips – October 29th at the Portland WordPress Meetup

WordPress logoIf you’ve ever been interested in blogging better, or just listening to me perform an organized(ish) brain dump of a lot of WordPress power user blogging tips and tricks, you’ll want to be at the Portland WordPress meetup on October 29th. Daniel invited me to come and share some things with the group.

Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):

  • idea management / article creation and workflow
  • writing in various places both within and outside of the WordPress interface
  • media tips
  • a few useful plugins
  • my newsletters and how they relate to my blogs
  • social, search, and incoming link strategery
  • things I schedule and automate vs. things I choose to do manually

What else is on your mind? If there’s something else related to content creation, publishing, or sharing that you’d like to hear about, leave a comment and I’ll see if I can help.

Support Local Charities with a Click to Bojack’s Blog

It’s buck-a-hit day over at Portland blogger Jack Bogdanski’s website; for each visitor to the site today he’ll be donating a dollar to charity. Please click over to his website and while you’re there, considering offering a few dollars of your own as a donation to his group of charities.

Jack offers up interesting commentary all year at no charge; once a year he asks readers to join him in donating to a worthy cause. Please consider helping.

Join me for a ZooLights Photowalk: Tuesday December 13th

Steam at the StationEach year, the Oregon Zoo is decorated with millions of lights forming a variety of shapes, structures, and creatures in a wide assortment of colors.

Photographing ZooLights is all sorts of fun, especially when one experiments with long shutter times and camera movement. Let’s have an informal photowalk. If you’re interested in joining me, here are the details:

  • When/Where: Tuesday, December 13th at the Oregon Zoo. We’ll meet inside the main zoo gates in front of the mountain goat exhibit at 5:30pm.
  • Who: any photographer – all skill levels and varieties of gear are welcome.
  • Cost: Adult ZooLights admission is $9. See the zoo’s website for more details.

We’ll be strolling throughout the zoo’s public areas and photographing the various scenes. Read more about ZooLights on the Oregon Zoo’s website. This is an informal photo gathering and is not affiliated with any organization or company.

If you’re attending, it would be swell if you would RSVP on Plancast.

North(west)ern Lights ZooLights: Crocodile