We’ve Moved

Posted in Personal with tags on June 14, 2008 by Johnathon

Well, things have gone pretty well, and we’re at our new location.  Be sure to check us out there!

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We’re Moving!

Posted in blogging, Personal with tags , , on June 13, 2008 by Johnathon

Well, its a big day for us here at j.zirk, we’re getting our hosting setup and getting our things transfered onto our new server.  Hopefully by the end of the weekend we’ll be up and going at our new location!  Be sure to bookmark our new address and check us out!  You can find us at www.jzirk.com!

Also, if you are looking to start a blog, do what we did and sign up with AN Hosting. They’ve got some great packages that will help you get started, and getting your own domain name is a great way to start building a loyal audience.

Free Fonts

Posted in Design with tags , , on June 13, 2008 by Johnathon

Every so often, the folks over at Smashing Magazine help designers out by rounding up a good list of free fonts.  This time around, they’ve located several free and great fonts. You can find them in their article here along with some past fonts they’ve listed.

Starting a Blog

Posted in blogging with tags , , , , on June 12, 2008 by Johnathon

In this day and age, starting a blog is simple and easy. Almost anyone could figure it out. The hard part is maintaining the blog with interesting content. There are blogs for just about everything, so how can yours make it?

Start by finding a topic that interests you. Its much easier to entertain an audience when you like the subject, and you’ll attract and keep your crowd if you stick to a certain topic. If you post whatever you feel like, you may attract people for that one post, but most likely they will never return. Having a topic for your blog will keep those readers coming back for more.

Don’t expect an overnight success. Most blogs take a good while before they see any sort of devoted audience. Stay away from your stats page and don’t worry about how many people read that post you just published. People will see it. Once you start to establish your blog, people will learn about it and refer others who may be interested.

I’ll leave you with one more tip. Keep your posts simple and short. In most cases, people just look for short snippets of information on a blog. Make it easy for them and they’ll come back later to read more. Don’t take a paragraph or two to finally start the content. Start off with a bang!

Update: We’ve moved! To find us at our new location with more information about blogging, click here!

Free iPhone 3G

Posted in Giveaway with tags , , , , on June 11, 2008 by Johnathon

That’s right, you could be the winner of the brand new iPhone 3G. Upstart Blogger is hosting the contest, and all you have to do is leave a comment with a link to your blog. On your blog you need to post a short review of Upstart Blogger. Go ahead, head on over to the article for the details and leave your comment!

Snow Leopard

Posted in Apple with tags , , , on June 10, 2008 by Johnathon

Yesterday at WWDC, Apple announced the next OS in its line, named Snow Leopard.  OS X Snow Leopard will focus mainly on security and improvements and is said to reduce the operating systems footprint, giving your Mac more room and memory to do what you want it to do.  OS X Snow Leopard was also seeded to developers to begin testing and application development.  More can be found at the official site here.

Smashing Magazine Contest

Posted in Design with tags , , on June 9, 2008 by Johnathon

Smashing Magazine is giving designers a chance to win some great design books.  And all you have to do is post a comment!  Head on over to their article for the specifics!