Just in case you missed it…

…the (slightly re-titled) Weekend Review was posted yesterday, and has officially moved to Fridays. Beginning tomorrow, I’ll be participating in the Sunday Salon, which is where you’ll find my reading-related links and updates now. Hope to see you tomorrow, and enjoy your Saturday! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Post #1000 – The 3 R’s Greatest Hits!

Post #1000 – The 3 R’s Greatest Hits!

Nine hundred ninety-nine posts ago, this blogging adventure began, and I hope it goes on for another 999 (at least!). For post #1000, I thought that it might be fun to see what posts have been the most-viewed on The 3 R‘s during its history. Even though the first post here was March 16, 2007, stats don’t start until June 3; there were 11 page views recorded that day, and 9 of them were my […]

The goal of avoiding blogging burnout (belated Geekery and BBAW leftovers)

The goal of avoiding blogging burnout (belated Geekery and BBAW leftovers)

Lots of things catch my eye as they make their way around the blogiverse, but sometimes it takes me awhile to get around to doing something with them myself. Part of the “assignment” for the final day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week was to consider blogging goals: “Tell us in 50 words or less where you want your blog to be by the next BBAW!” Since it’s no longer BBAW, to heck with the 50-word […]

Site status: Two things for Thursday

Site status: Two things for Thursday

I’ve got a couple of blog-related status reports for you today, just in case you missed some things that happened earlier this week. (1) If you’re like me, you probably do most of your blog reading via an RSS reader of some sort and don’t visit the blogs themselves very often. Also, your feed reader probably brings you many blogs where you don’t comment regularly, so you don’t really need to go to the sites […]

Book Review Policy: information for publicists and authors

UPDATED 3/1/10: I am not an especially fast reader, and I have a family, a full-time job, and other responsibilities unrelated to book blogging. In order to fulfill the review obligations I already have pending, I will only accept a limited number of new review offers – please read on to find out more about the sort of books I’ll consider accepting. Thank you for your understanding.  My goal is to post book reviews here […]

Blogging with Integrity, part two: what it means to me (and some other people)

(Part One of my commentary on this subject posted here yesterday.) As I’ve mentioned before, I take up space among both mom bloggers and book bloggers, but I learned about this through my mom-blogging connections. And while Blog with Integrity was founded to address issues arising in the mom-blog community, that’s not the only segment of the blogiverse that gets involved in marketing relationships and product reviews – or the only one who may find […]

Blogging with Integrity, part one: the pledge and the practice

The mainstream media has picked up on the debate that’s been going on in the blogiverse for quite a while now – the one concerning disclosure, ethics and the interplay between blogging and marketing. As CNN.com states in a recent story titled ‘Mommy bloggers’ vow to avoid ethical conflicts: “(M)oms who detail every moment of their domestic lives online produce some of the Web’s most well-read blogs. Many of these ‘mommy bloggers’ even draw the […]

Time to Blog! (Weekend Assignment #278)

Time to Blog! (Weekend Assignment #278)

For about a year and a half now, I’ve been a (mostly) regular participant in the Weekend Assignment writing exercises hosted by blogger Karen Funk Blocher – I’ve missed some due to other commitments (or, a few times, honestly not having any idea what to say in response to the prompt), but for the most part, I’m there. Sadly, though, there aren’t many of us turning out for the Assignments lately, so I wanted to […]

The post where I talk about going to BlogHer’09

The post where I talk about going to BlogHer’09

I’ll be glad to make room and share the corner, though. It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone with a blog and plans to attend a conference must write a post prior to said conference discussing her hopes, plans, and fears surrounding her attendance at the event. This is mine. Too early on Thursday morning, I’m boarding a plane at LAX headed for Chicago, a city I’ve never visited before and probably won’t get […]

BLOGGIESTA “Done/not done” list

BLOGGIESTA “Done/not done” list

I posted my Bloggiesta to-do list on Friday morning. It wasn’t very long, but it was pretty heavy on time-intensive post-writing, so even as I put it together I wasn’t sure I’d be able to accomplish it all. And then Natasha had to mention the mini-challenges, and I thought about trying out a few of those too – hey, they were mini-challenges, right? How much time could they take? Some of them took longer than […]

BLOGGIESTA To-Do List

BLOGGIESTA To-Do List

Bloggiesta commences this morning, and will continue for the next 48 hours! I am not sure how many hours I’ll be devoting to it, but I do have a list of tasks that I’d like to accomplish during this marathon, which is aimed at developing blog content. Here’s what I want to work on: Draft two posts for the LA Moms Blog, and select pictures to go with them. Since I have a twice-a-month posting […]

Book reviews by the numbers (Blog Improvement Project #11)

Book reviews by the numbers (Blog Improvement Project #11)

The current task for the Blog Improvement Project is a bit unusual, so I’ll let Kim explain it herself: “This week’s task is a content analysis of book reviews to get some info about reviews. How long are they? How personal are they? How many paragraphs does the average book review have? By comparing book reviews written by bloggers to reviews written by professionals, I hope we can come up with some interesting stats to […]

Because someone asked: Blogging about Blogging

Because someone asked: Blogging about Blogging

Ms. Mazzola at State of Denmark has taken on a “senior project” of her own to keep her students company; she’s doing some research on blogs and blogging. She’s posted some questions for bloggers, and if you’d like to be part of her unscientific, self-selected survey group, you’re welcome to answer them on your own blog and leave a link in the comments on the “project” post. This is my contribution to the effort. It’s […]

Please excuse Florinda from blogging today

I just don’t have anything prepared for today! I’m scrambling to get the TBIF memes done for tomorrow. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, and I’ve really had trouble making time for writing. It’s been tough keeping up with my blog reading as well, so this week’s Saturday Review may be on the lightweight side again. I am brewing a few posts for the near future, including some themed entries for next week (leading […]

A few comments about comments

A few comments about comments

The Musing Mondays question for April 13 dovetails rather well with Task #7 for the Blog Improvement Project, I think – see if you agree: How do you respond to the comments on your blog? Do you try to email individually or comment on post yourself answering the comments above? What do you think is the best way to respond to comments and do you respond to all of them? Do you feel slighted if […]