Credit where credit is due

The revamp of TokyoShoes is (almost) complete. Special thank you’s to fellow blogger,MJ, who set me up with an upgrade to MT 2.63, Jeremy for providing the code for the archive drop down boxes, and Lil for offering support all along the way.

A number of sites provided creative inspiration; three well designed stand-outs include AntipixelExposur3, and

Currently there are five new logo images, refresh will display a new one. I plan to add more and periodically include seasonal, limited additions. The revolving image code courtesy ofJavaScript Kit .

I have also added a search function and a category archive. Feedback and comments are always welcome.

Now back to proper blogging!

Beginner’s Guide to Blogging with MT

As promised I have completed and posted my Beginner’s Guide to Blogging with Movable Type on how to create a blog using Movable Type, the software used to run this site. It is based on a DigitalEveJapan workshop I taught in March 2003.
A kind of “blogging for dummies,” it is aimed at the beginner and assumes little knowledge of website design/building. However, programmers and other web gurus unfamiliar with blogging may find it useful.

Comments and questions are welcome and encouraged, especially any blogging tips that you may have.

Wow, wow, wow!

I am very happy to share with you that tokyoshoes has just been featured in this month’s Japanzine magazine as “Best of Japan on The Web 2003”.


They call my site, “funny, smart, and they get around to lots of interesting places in Tokyo. It’s everything a blog should be.”

Right now I am feeling about like this:

Me, age 5, wearing a blonde wig that I insisted on wearing to school… and my mom let me.

It’s a blog, blog, blog world

Reminder, it is not too late to sign up for the Tokyo bloggers party on Friday, February 28 at The Pink Cow in Harajuku organized by me and HUNKAMIKE. Details are here. If you havn’t rsvp’ed to Mike, please contact me if you would like to join.

In addition, I will be teaching a Workshop on creating a blog using Movable Type on Saturday, March 15 in Tokyo. The workshop is organized through Digital Eve Japan. If you are interested in attending, please email: After the class I will post my notes to


Below, these three pint size police women looked so funny in their leather motorcycle suits and crash helmets. For what I could determine their job was to write parking tickets.