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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BlogHer’11: You Won’t See Me (This Time…)

BlogHer’11: You Won’t See Me (This Time…)

The fact that the 2011 BlogHer Conference starts today in San Diego may not mean much to some folks who read here, particularly those who don’t blog at all, blog only about books, or are guys (all four of you). But there are others who read here – and whose blogs I read in return – for whom this is A Very Big Deal. I went to BlogHer’09 in Chicago and BlogHer’10 in New York City, but I’m sitting out this year’s conference, despite the fact it’s literally just down the road (or the train tracks) – a few hours’ […]

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The Meme Thief brings back the old year for New Year’s!

The Meme Thief brings back the old year for New Year’s!

Since we’re barely into 2010, I don’t think the statute of limitations for reflecting a little more on 2009 has run out yet. The Meme Thief stole this “New Year’s Meme” from Jo-Lynne at Musings of a Housewife, but other bloggers have posted it too. 1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? I went to my first conference of any kind – how nice that it was a blogging conference! I also made my first visit to Chicago, and hope it won’t be the last. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will […]

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The Year in Review: ‘Riting and Randomness, 2009

The Year in Review: ‘Riting and Randomness, 2009

I “borrowed” this first line meme from Kristen at BookNAround – it suggests that taking the first line of the first post of each month of the year will make an interesting portrait of your blogging year. I guess it depends on how you define “interesting,” but let me know if you can spot a theme here. I don’t see one, other than the fact that several of my “firsts” were Weekend Assignments. However, you may notice that I was providing disclosure statements about my review books before all that FTC business got started… January: I’m not a stickler for […]

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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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BlogHer’09: The hangover

BlogHer’09: The hangover

OK, so I fibbed a little. I wasn’t quite done talking about my experience at BlogHer in Chicago after all, but this piece was originally published elsewhere, so I didn’t really count it in with all of the other BlogHer’09 posts last week. Like a substantial number of women bloggers – including some that I actually have met, and many others that I’ve gotten to know online – I recently attended the BlogHer conference in Chicago. Unlike an unknown number of the women bloggers who were present, I actually attended the BlogHer conference in Chicago. I realize that statement sounds […]

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