(bits) by bill keaggy

Every week I used to find a cool weblog (sometimes a local St. Louis blog) or some useful, interesting web site from here or there and write up a brief on it for the Sunday Everyday section Tuesday Here and Now section in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (I used to work there as Features Photo Editor). That's about it. Not much action here anymore. More of my stuff can be seen here: keaggy.com.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What Did You Buy Today?

Kate Bingaman-Burt has been running her Obsessive Consumption site for years now, fueled by the slogan, "consume/document/make." She's best known for making highly-detailed drawings of her credit card statements, which she plans to do until they are paid in full. She also draws the various things she buys every day at her new blog, What Did You Buy Today? Find out what Kate bought today at obsessiveconsumption.typepad.com.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Jessica Hagy's blog, "Indexed," isn't just clever -- it's brilliant. Every day she draws a deceptively simple diagram on an index card, scans it and posts it to the web. Hagy does this to "make fun of some things and sense of others." The result is sometimes hilarious, occasionally sad, and always insightful. And take note: A book is in the works, due early next year. Get indexed at indexed.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Was on vacation

No posts from me for 7/17. I was on vacation and someone else wrote the blog column.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


The world of Harry Potter is strange and the Simpsons' universe is pretty weird, but the truly odd things in our world are almost always real. Neatorama is a blog dedicated to finding those unlikely (or underappreciated) things and writing up quick, photo-driven blog posts. Topics have included the World's Worst Molasses-related Disaster, the 30 Strangest Animal Mating Habits, Missing Body Parts of 10 Famous People and the 30 Strangest Deaths in History. It's not just neat, it's Neatorama: www.neatorama.com.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

How to Photograph Fireworks

Fireworks -- they look and sound great in real life but your 4th of July photos always turn out dark and blurry. Well, we can't make your pictures louder but professional blogger and amateur camera geek Darren Rowse can help make them better. He writes the Digital Camera School blog and he recently published a post called "How to Photograph Fireworks," featuring 10 useful tips plus some reader suggestions. Light the fuse, back away, and click on over to http://digital-photography-school.com/blog.