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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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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Where did the summer GO? (Into my blog, it seems…)

Where did the summer GO? (Into my blog, it seems…)

Days that don’t follow the normal routine – get up, go to work, come home – seem to exist in a different time stream, pulled out of the calendar and somehow blown away somewhere. The “normal” days can become compressed together, and suddenly it’s later than I thought – time has certainly flown, but there seem to be holes in it. The last few months have had more than their share of out-of-the-norm days, and here in August, that classic question seems especially significant: where did the summer go? Fortunately, most of it has been documented. Those days outside of […]

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Next year at BlogHer…or at BookBloggerCon? Conference Conundrums

Next year at BlogHer…or at BookBloggerCon? Conference Conundrums

Just a few weeks ago – while we were at Comic-Con, actually, two weekends before BlogHer’10 – I told Tall Paul that after attending for two years running, I wasn’t sure about going to BlogHer next year. We had already decided we wanted to go to Comic-Con again (we’re anxiously waiting for online registration to open, and we really want the four-day passes this time!). Sure, the event is crazy and crowded, but it’s just so much fun – as Amy put it, it’s “mad addicting.” Also, despite the crowds and craziness, it’s somehow relaxing – probably because I’m just […]

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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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