Jun 30, 2011  •  In Blogging, Personal, Web

Online Handles

I saw an article titled “How Dumb Was Your First Online Handle?” yesterday on Gizmodo and I couldn’t help but let out a small giggle. It sure brought back some good memories…
The year was 1996.  Everyone was talking about the wonderful new invention called the internet.  AOL was starting to gain in popularity, especially among the 15-30 crowd.  And, in the usual Hwang family fashion, our parents only surrendered their credit card number after all our friends were online.
The hardest part about setting up the account was the username.  It had to be something unique.  It had to…

Jun 21, 2011  •  In Blogging, Geek, Personal, Tutorials, Web, WordPress

WordPress for the Everyday Blogger:
Part 7 — Plugins

It’s been almost 3 months since I’ve written anything in my WordPress for the Everyday Blogger series…eek! And since I have entirely re-designed this blog earlier this month, all that hard work almost seems obsolete. 
One of my New Year Resolutions has been to try my best to finish everything that I start. For this reason, I have decided to continue on with the series, but in a different direction.
I had promised that the last post in the series will list all the WordPress plugins I use for my blog, and this is precisely what I will do in…

Jun 20, 2011  •  In Aerin, Blogging, Personal, Pregnancy

Winner of the BB Cream Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered my BB Cream Giveaway! Without further ado, the winner is…

According to my spreadsheet, #31 corresponds to commenter Ruth, who wrote:

I will be contacting Ruth via email shortly to work out all the details.
A huge thanks once again to everyone who entered…and please stay tuned for more giveaways in the future!
(And please continue to spread the word about my blog, as I will have the resources to host bigger giveaways more often if the readership continues to grow!)
P.S. — Posting will be light today, as I woke up completely nauseous…

Jun 1, 2011  •  In Blogging, Personal

Site Redesign (Geek in Heels 6.0)

It’s done. After working all last week and through the long weekend, my site redesign is finally complete.
Introducing Geek in Heels 6.0 —

I know that when adding a place for ads, I could’ve just easily done so with my last design. But I had been itching for a redesign for ages — so I figured, why not now?
(J is thrilled that I included him in my banner. He says I better add Comang too — what do you think?)
I am still working out some minor kinks here and there, so please bear with me for the…

May 12, 2011  •  In Blogging, Personal

Blog Announcement

I have stated in the past that I do not make money from blogging.
Actually, I make some money from linking via Amazon Associates. But that doesn’t amount to much at all…$10 a month on the good months.
I have gotten inquiries about advertising on Geek in Heels, but I always brushed them off because most of them were not companies/products I would enthusiastically endorse.
But after having been a SAHM for 7 months and contributing no money into our household income, I have decided that perhaps it is time for me to start trying to make some money from…