Week-End Review: Travels around the blogiverse this week

Audience Participation: Blogger Input Requested!

Two items – one regional, one worldwide:

  • If you’re a Southern California book blogger or author, have you given your input on a new site to help build up our connections to each other? If you missed the post about that earlier this week, or just haven’t responded yet, please read all about it and take our very short survey!
  • Become part of a very ambitious project to collect one single favorite post from bloggers all over the world, no matter what they blog about (as long as it’s in English) – pick out your own from your 2009 archives, and then find out about how to include it in The Golden Haiku!

New Arrivals in my Google Reader

Becca’s Byline
Bookstack (also by Becca)

Dispatches: Links of the Week


(Not a huge collection this time – I’ve been having trouble keeping up with my blog-reading this week!)

Money may just be the one thing that’s too personal for mom bloggers to blog about. Somewhat related: There are many great reasons to start blogging – making money really is not one of them

Reporting on Blog With Intergrity‘s webinar with the FTC

Some people are spending this month writing novels…and some people will be their editors

Should we tell them the truth, or let them keep believing?

Kids and their potty talk – such a bad influence! Somewhat related: watch out for those (Freudian?) slips of the tongue

The apocalypse had BETTER not spoil her birthday!


“There’s No Treatment For That,” via Not Always Right

Tech Support | Torrance, CA, USA
Customer: “Hi, I had my computer looked at there, and you guys said that it’s running slow because there are probably bugs in it. Well, I sprayed some bug spray in it and now it won’t turn on.”
Me: “Ma’am, when they tell you bugs, they mean computer viruses, not an actual bug.”
Customer: “Well, what can I spray it with to get rid of the viruses?”

Some people’s computers need to be repossessed. Now.

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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01374498643286099244 Jeanne

    I haven't been keeping up with my reading either, so you've made it easier! The golden haiku looks like an interesting project, in particular.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09789402061034734894 Florinda

    Jeanne – I think she's accepting links for that well into December, and I'd really like to participate – hope you're thinking about it too!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07651401312450990123 Kristen

    The last bit made me smile. My husband works in a the IT field and one of his co-workers years ago told me that they had determined that many of the computer problems were PEBCACs (problem exists between computer and chair). I always hoped he wasn't refering to me! 😉

  • http://justareadingfool.wordpress.com/ justareadingfool

    I'm working on whittling away at posts in my reader and now you add more….ARGH!
    You're no help, Florinda. 😉

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09789402061034734894 Florinda

    Kristen – We usually just call that "operator error." My husband and I have decided that most of the time when his mother calls him about a computer problem, that's the cause :-).

    Bryan (JaRFool) – That's what I hear from my husband, too :-). Just forget about Google Reader and get your posts here!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09102364083044797155 Gentle Reader

    I'm so glad you posted this about the SoCal book bloggers hub–I just signed up on your spreadsheet–very interested! And thanks for the other links, too :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09789402061034734894 Florinda

    Tracy (Gentle Reader) – I'm so glad you signed up on the SoCal Book Blog spreadsheet; I was hoping you would :-).

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13079276242303738719 Literary Feline

    I'm so far behind with my Google Reader that I am not sure I'll ever catch up. I've given myself permission to use that "Mark As Read" button, which helps some.

    Thanks, as always, for the great links!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09789402061034734894 Florinda

    Wendy (Literary Feline) – I used the ol' button last night. Thanksgiving Day did manage to keep me unplugged, and I decided I could live without catching up on everything for a day or two :-).