I’m sure those of you who follow unsweetened.ca daily have realized, the Instagram Daily Digest experiment was a bust.
The instagram plugin I was attempting to use, WP Instagram Digest, simply didn’t do what I was hoping it would do – show you 4-8 Instagram photos I’d taken and posted in the last 48 hours.
It kind of sucks that I can’t do th [...]
Since many of you aren’t on instagram, and I’ve started using it regularly for sharing what I’m up to, I thought I’d try out a new tool which automatically publishes a digest of the Instagram photos I’ve taken. I’m using a plugin called WP Instagram Digest and we’ll just see if it works.
Long-term rea [...]
So much going on here that I’m testing a new wordpress plugin that lets me use Flickr photos in an embedded gallery. Ya, tech/blog stuff you probably don’t care about… but I do.
In the meantime, why not look at my handsome & charming - muse, task master and PIC (that’s partner-in-CheapEats not partner-in-crime)
How cool is this: the Food Bloggers of Canada have featured unsweetened.ca as their Featured Member Blog.
My answers to the Q&A range from food-related to not so food-related and intensely personal, but that is the nature of unsweetened.ca, or as Gerry says unsweetened is “pure, undiluted, unsweetened Alexa”
The fact I had to use my old [...]
Today marks the 9th anniversary of my personal blog – unsweetened.ca (yes, this one!)
The photo above is also the 15000 photo I have loaded to my personal account on Flickr.
If I ever wonder if I’m producing enough, this just answered it for me. Though I have a backlog of photos, posts and ideas just bursting to get ou [...]
Yes, I know this is not nearly as exciting for you as it is for me. But this is my blog, so you have to suffer through my verbal happy dance to get to the goodies like recipes, contests and delightful photos.
Happy Dance, Happy Dance, Happy Dance!
A couple of small favours to ask of you my kind and generous readers:
If you hav [...]
Yes, it’s true, we are moving to wordpress and we’re moving today!
Hold your horses (not your breath), and cross your fingers that all the name server, DNS mapping and RSS configuration we did in 2006 will get changed smoothly and quickly!
If you are subscribed by RSS, there may be some hiccups. Maybe you can check the site directly l [...]
As many of you know I’m doing some WordPress work and I’m bumping heads with the same issue over and over again… so I’m turning to my very smart, very resourceful and very helpful wordpress friends who I’m happy to suck up to in order to get help with the bane of my existence – CATEGORIES!
Here’s the thing: I want a predictable way to know w [...]
Kim Vallee of At Home With Kim Vallee and On The Web With Kim Vallee invited me to send her a list of my Top 5 places to eat in Toronto.
It’s always hard to limit myself to only 5 (that’s why I publish CheapEats guides with 200-365 recommendations)… but I was able to control myself and send her 3 CheapEat options for brunch [...]
Box of Chickens — Originally uploaded by LexnGer
The Chicken Farmer’s of Canada blog – Chicken Feeds profiled me recently in their new series of Food Blogger Profiles.
This is the interview that I needed to find a euphamism for “pissed off” for, I ended up using “upset”. Not as accurate or as [...]
For the third year, I’m hosting Mini Book Expo for Bloggers (http://www.minibookexpo.com) sharing some of the experience of BookExpo Canada with readers who weren’t able to attend.
Claim it – Read it – Blog it
year, with help from the 50 publishers who are participating, we are giving free books to readers with o [...]
It’s almost June and you know what that means: Mini Book Expo 2008!!
This year I’m hoping to get more of the publishers involved directly so we can go back to the "Free Book" model which got more books into more people’s hands. (Or at least it did when the publisher’s didn’t drop a request. [...]