Full Disclosure: On blogging, books, and money

Full Disclosure: On blogging, books, and money

Bookkeepers (the “my day job” kind) I’d be lying if I said that the possibility of making some money from writing wasn’t lurking somewhere in my mind when I started blogging here. I wasn’t sure it would happen from blogging, but I did hope that blogging would open some doors to paid writing opportunities in other venues (and it has, but it took four years to get there!). But I’ve also had some chances to make a little money with the blog itself, and I have selectively taken advantage of them. I belong to an ad network, I use affiliate […]

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Sunday Salon: The Books of BlogHer’10

Sunday Salon: The Books of BlogHer’10

I’ve been to New York City twice this summer, and I’ve yet to get to the Strand Bookstore! It was actually on the list of things Melissa and I wanted to do when we were in the City for BlogHer’10 last weekend, but between a pretty full conference agenda and my inability to follow the walking directions I got from Google Maps, it didn’t happen. But don’t feel too sorry for me – I came home with plenty of new books! They just didn’t happen to come from the the Strand. BlogHer usually sets up a Bookstore area at its […]

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TBIF: Thank Book/Blog It’s Friday!

TBIF: Thank Book/Blog It’s Friday!

BOOKKEEPING: The Reading Status Report Book reviews posted: None since July 20(!!). Conferencing, and following it up with a lot of writing, took a serious toll on reading time! I have good intentions to get back on the train in August, though – at least partly spurred by review obligations that actually have due dates – so wish me luck with improving my record! Upcoming reviews: Wife of the Gods: A Novel, by Kwei Quartey (for TLC Books Tours) The Last Bridge, by Teri Coyne (for LibraryThing Early Reviewers) The Weight of Silence: A Novel, by Heather Gudenkauf (also for […]

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2001: A Blogging Odyssey–Reflections and Projections After 2000 Posts

2001: A Blogging Odyssey–Reflections and Projections After 2000 Posts

It has taken 6 years and almost 7 months to accumulate 2000 posts on The 3 R’s Blog, but it happened yesterday. Post number 2001 seems like a good place to pause and consider how I got here, and where to go now that I am here. The last time I reviewed blog stats was the end of 2011 (I only looked at reading stats in 2012). I think this is a good occasion to revisit them, with a little bit of context from each year of the blog’s life. Care to come along? 2007: 332 posts for the year […]

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2012 in Review–‘Riting & Randomness…and a little ‘Rithmetic

2012 in Review–‘Riting & Randomness…and a little ‘Rithmetic

I usually do a little year-end number-crunching in the process of coming up with my Books of the Year, but this year I decided to share those before I put up the stats. However, before I get to the Bookkeeping, I have answers to some questions from the “Book Blogging/Reading Life” section of Jamie‘s annual End-of-Year Book Survey. Favorite review that you wrote in 2012?  If I leave my Books of the Year reviews out of the running here, it’s my review of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (audiobook read by Jim Dale). And since I also use the […]

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2010 in Review – ‘Riting: Here and There…

2010 in Review – ‘Riting: Here and There…

Image via Wikipedia (If you think you’ve read this post before, you may be right – it accidentally got published a couple of weeks ago, and got into the feed before I could pull it back to the correct date. Oops!) Total posts in 2010: 305  – includes 11 guest posts, 10 progress updates during two 24-Hour Readathons, and 30 daily posts in November for NaBloPoMo Most-viewed 2010 post: “My Festival of Books Report, 2010 edition”, 4/27/2009 Most-viewed older post: “Vacation Books and Beach Reads”, 8/6/2009 I’m always curious to see which posts get the most reads during the course […]

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