Week-End Review 5/14: “Just For the Pun of It” Edition

Week-End Review 5/14: “Just For the Pun of It” Edition

Scroll on down past the links for the Silliness of the Week! It shouldn’t take you too long to get there, since I’m a little light on linkage this Friday. It happens when I get behind on my blog-reading, which has definitely been the case this week (and it may be next week as well)! Posting in general may be lighter than usual next week, period, since I’ll be focused on preparing posts and doing […]

Week-End Review: a non-automated response to links of the week!

Week-End Review: a non-automated response to links of the week!

Would you consider auto-responding to blog comments? Sharing this post from Blogher.com sparked a brief Twitter conversation with Dawn (links to my “shared items” from Google Reader are automatically tweeted): TooFondOfBooks: @florinda_3rs interesting article abt auto-responders. I think non-bloggers might feel invaded, less likely to visit/comment again (IMO) what do YOU think of it? florinda_3rs: @TooFondOfBooks Part of me likes it, part of me might be unnerved if I got one. I think I prefer […]

Week-End Review – FoB Hangover edition

Week-End Review – FoB Hangover edition

I missed the tweet originally, but my friend Mike fixed that situation with a DM: Mjfrig: Pamie linked to your blog. You’re famous! πŸ™‚  Wait, what? A quick Twitter search turned up what he was talking about: pamelaribon: Photographic proof I was at Nerd Fest. (And this girl does have a name like a beautiful nemesis.) http://tinyurl.com/34tu5st #LATFOB Never underestimate the power of the linkage, folks – or of Twitter, for that matter. Oh, and […]

Week-End Review – with bonus Movie Review!

Week-End Review – with bonus Movie Review!

I couldn’t come up with a Question of the Week this week, so I thought I’d tell you about something else we did this past weekend. Mini Movie Review: Date Night We saw Date Night last Sunday (in the afternoon, actually – ). The basic plot was kind of ridiculous, in my opinion. Unless a movie is clearly meant to be make-believe, I’m starting to lose patience with movies that have realistic trappings but premises […]

Week-End Review 4/16: Links and “Question of the Week”!

Week-End Review 4/16: Links and “Question of the Week”!

Question of the Week: Is Facebook becoming the new AOL? I have a pretty limited Facebook presence, but I know plenty of people spend nearly all of their online time there, and it seems to be getting easier to do that. Your friends and family are there, so you can keep in touch with each other via status updates, and comments on those updates can lead to actual conversation (of a sort). You can keep […]

Week-end Review: Links and Question of the Week

Week-end Review: Links and Question of the Week

Question of the Week: How much attention do you give to your blog stats – and do you talk about them? Earlier this week, book bloggers were invited to participate (anonymously!) in a survey concerning blogger/publisher relations that asks some questions about blog statistics – not just about your numbers, but about your willingness to divulge them. From what I’ve seen, some of us will provide them only on request, and some of us will […]

Week-End Review: TWO Questions of the Week, plus links and Randomness GALORE!

Week-End Review: TWO Questions of the Week, plus links and Randomness GALORE!

Question of the Week: What was the #1 song on the day you were born? In case you didn’t know, I had a birthday earlier this week, so when NPR’s Monitor Mix blog pointed me to the This Day in Music website, I thought it would be fun to see what song topped the charts on the day I was born. Four guys from Liverpool, England had the #1 song in the USA on March […]

(Birthday) Week-End Review: Questions, links, and Fill-ins

(Birthday) Week-End Review: Questions, links, and Fill-ins

Question of the Week: How do you like to celebrate your birthday? My birthday is this coming Monday, March 29. I view birthdays as our own personal holidays, although as I’ve written before, my birthday isn’t truly my own, since my mother had it first. But it’s still my day! I like to celebrate my birthday over a full weekend when it works out. Last year, it fell on a Sunday and my stepkids had […]

“A Page in the Life” with Wendy

Did you ever consider having separate blogs or did you know from the start one was enough? Has blogging impacted your reading? If so, how?  How do you pull yourself out of a reading or blogging slump or what steps do you take to avoid that from happening? Book you’d most like to be trapped with in a broken elevator for several hours:   Name one book I absolutely must read at some point in my […]

Week-end Review, Weekly Question – End of Winter (?) Edition

Week-end Review, Weekly Question – End of Winter (?) Edition

Question of the Week: “Who’s ready for Spring?” I realize that it’s probably a bit unfair for someone who lives in Southern California to complain about winter, and I’m really not doing that. We don’t have very distinct seasons here, after all – “winter” weather is cooler but rarely requires bundling up, unless it’s against the rain. We’ve actually had a good amount of rain this year, which after several years of drought was quite […]

I’m back – just in time for the Week-End Review!

I’m back – just in time for the Week-End Review!

Question of the Week: “Where have you been for the last couple of days, Florinda? What’s going on?“ I know, I know…I’ve been AWOL. Sorry, y’all! I’ve got a few posts in the works, but none ready to go up just yet, and I just haven’t been able to carve out the time to write much this week, so I decided I’d skip a couple of days rather than toss up a placeholder post. I’m […]

Week-end Review, 3/5/10: Links from across the Blogiverse

Week-end Review, 3/5/10: Links from across the Blogiverse

Question of the Week: Do you have a Social Media Policy? Some bloggers have developed and posted their comment policies, but this is a bit more wide-ranging: Do you have a Social Media Policy? Amy posted hers, and I’m thinking I’ll follow her lead with one of my own. It will become part of my “About Me and My Blog” page (yes, I have one of those now), and I’ll post the whole thing once […]

Week-end Review: Links from all over!

Week-end Review: Links from all over!

My Questions of the Week this week concern comments, and I hope they will generate some! 1) Has commenting activity been slow on your blog this week? It’s definitely been quiet here, and I’m hoping it’s not something I said! Two out of four posts since Monday got no comments at all, which is always disappointing. But if I’m not the only one in the blogiverse who’s not generating much conversation lately, it will be […]

Week-end Review: Travels around the blogiverse this week

Week-end Review: Travels around the blogiverse this week

No big announcements or overall theme this week – just links, and the questions a couple of them spawned… Question of the week #1: Do you share your blogging with your “real-life” family and friends? I always have, but I know they don’t always read it. Sometimes I’ve had mixed feelings about that; occasionally there’s something I’d like to work through in writing but not necessarily share with people who see me in person – […]

Week-end Review: Travels around the Blogiverse this week

Week-end Review: Travels around the Blogiverse this week

Many thanks to Kathleen of Boarding in My Forties for sharing the One Lovely Blog Award with me! Kathleen and I are relatively new blog acquaintances, but we’ve got a good bit in common – books and blogging, living in California, our age group – and I’m glad to have gotten to know her. If you haven’t met her yourself yet, go visit her blog and correct that oversight soon! I’m breaking the “pass it […]