Just to give y’all a heads-up: there may be a drop-off in the posting pace around here during the next few weeks. The Busy Season (audit time) is coming around at work, and considering that, my family, and other responsibilities, I may have to cut back my appearances here at The 3 R’s from six days a week to three or four. This does NOT make me happy, but I do value my mental health (and I hope you do too!), so I’m trying to prepare and keep things manageable.
She Reads and Reads
Anna Jarzab (you may know her from books she’s publicized via Authors on the Web, but she’s also a blogger and soon-to-be-published author herself)
Happy Valentine’s Day! Well, maybe “happy” is a matter of perspective…but you can still have fun in bed (it’s not what you think!), have fun if you’re single, and maybe even get a little love from your kids. Also: the ghost of Valentine’s Days past
Some suggestions that might actually help car salesman sell cars in the current economy
Blogging: it’s about friends, and sometimes it’s like Friends. But do you ever think it’s like high school – and would that be a good thing or a bad thing?
Ways to avoid and address blogging burnout (so far, so good…); ways to change bad blogging habits; reflections on blogger insecurity (an all-too-relatable condition for me, I’m afraid); and not a blog item, but sort of related: 10 reasons why Facebook is for old people
A phishing expedition to be wary of – be attentive when shopping online, y’all!
“Middle class” might depend on the middle of where – but there’s a whole task force looking at questions related to that very topic
|You Communicate Passionately|
You speak from the heart. You can’t separate your feelings from what you’re saying, even in a professional context.
You like to connect with people early on so that you can personalize what you are saying to them.
I think this one is pretty true for me, even in writing – have you noticed my use of italics?
I’ve been enjoying the new “Reader Spotlight” feature at Maw Books Blog – have you checked it out? Natasha selects one of her frequent blog visitors, shares some of her best comments, and gets to know the commenter – I think she’s an excellent interviewer.
A discussion on book bloggers and overexposure – when every other blog is talking about the same book, is it a word-of-mouth phenomenon or marketing?
Because “book bloggers” don’t have exclusive rights to blogging about books: YA fiction, public libraries, and Carrie Bradshaw; also, going “underground” with Neil Gaiman, and Popdose‘s books they love – do you share any of their favorites?
Whether you’re on the lookout for it, or looking to avoid it: a quick guide to spotting Christian fiction
Books on (surveillance) tape, via Not Always Right:
Books that caught my eye this week:
The Only True Genius in the Family, by Jennie Nash
Happy Valentine’s Day, and if you’re lucky enough to have this as a three-day weekend, enjoy it!