Posts by natasha

KIVA

Posted by on Jan 3, 2008 in Uncategorized

The holidays were around the corner and I looking for some way to give back beyond the regular charities that I support. I happened to watch Oprah Winfrey recently where I found out about KIVA. It struck a chord within me but I did not get a chance to pursue it any further as life got in the way. Good Morning America did a piece on holiday giving and KIVA was mentioned yet again. Having some time on my hands I took a look at this website. KIVA is a website that allows one to lend money directly to an entreprenure in developing countries in other words provide a microloan. Microloan,...

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WordPress – images in a post – 1

Posted by on Dec 19, 2007 in Uncategorized

I have finally made a breakthrough in including images in a post. I was trying to download various plug-ins but could not seem to find the one that I liked or worked with the version of WordPress that I was using. It turns out that the solution is very simple. Scott saved the day, thanks! Here is his 2 step tutorial. Step 1 – upload image Step 2 – send to editor The first time I uploaded the image it took a while and was too large. I then edited the picture in another image editor before uploading it to the blog. The results were much better this time. I used the normal editing...

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Women 2.0

Posted by on Dec 5, 2007 in Events

I just came back from a very invigorating session, hosted by Women 2.0 on leadership. Jen Hunter from The Learning Catalyst started the session of with two questions. “Who are you as a leader? and What is your burning question about leadership? The common theme was that we liked to connect with people, talk to them, engage them, help others out and most importantly we were passionate about what we were doing. Jen mentioned some really great books to read on leadership and we ended the session with a fun exercise, Getting to the Hear of the Matter, Discovering & Connecting with...

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WordPress 101

Posted by on Dec 1, 2007 in Uncategorized

I have been fascinated by web 2.0 for a number of years and have been following it’s trends in social media. There are a number of blogs that I read on a regular basis and toyed with the idea of starting a blog, however where was I supposed to start? To gather more information I attended various social media events like Barcamp, Third Tuesday, Ottawa Podcasters, read a lot of blogs on a variety of topics and even read a book on blogging. So armed with all this information, WordPress was the lucky winner for the blogging tool and I was confident that I would get it up and running in no...

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