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 […]

Meeting a Real Character (Weekend Assignment #313)

Meeting a Real Character (Weekend Assignment #313)

Never ask me to pick my single favorite anything – when it comes to things like that, I have serious commitment issues. Karen‘s Weekend Assignment question is along those lines: Weekend Assignment #313: Through some miracle of colliding realities, you have the opportunity to meet a fictional character, face to face. Which character would you most like to meet, and why? Extra Credit: What question would you most like to ask that character? Extra extra […]

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 […]

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 […]

Week-End Review: Travels across the blogiverse this week

Week-End Review: Travels across the blogiverse this week

Four years ago today, Tall Paul proposed to me on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara. I said yes. Weather permitting, we’re hoping to revisit the scene of the crime this weekend. What do you have planned? I heard there’s a big football game or something on Sunday. Dispatches: Links of the Week Making assumptions about parenting, whether they involve your kids or your pets; making decisions about your kids’ schooling when none of the options […]

Week-end Review: This week around the blogiverse

Week-end Review: This week around the blogiverse

Have you voted for a “Room of (Y)our Own” for Book Bloggers at BlogHer’10? It won’t cost you anything, and you don’t even have to be going to BlogHer’10 – I’m just asking for your support for a great idea! Will you help make it happen? I did this a few months ago, but can’t recall if I mentioned it here at the time; I’ve set up my “shared items” from Google Reader to go […]

Week-End Review, 1/22/10: This week around the Blogiverse

Week-End Review, 1/22/10: This week around the Blogiverse

Not too many distractions this week – the link round-up actually IS mostly links! Go forth and read, and have a nice weekend! New Arrivals in my Google Reader Books Blogroll Musings Dispatches: Links of the Week When the whole world is your community, compassion can be complicated “Real” kids, “not-real” kids, and “shiny happy stupid” ideas kids learn from their parents; parents may need to learn that “average” kids are all right So much […]

Week-End Review: This week around the blogiverse

Week-End Review: This week around the blogiverse

$$ Delurking and Donating – Keeping it Going! $$ While I was soliciting comments here on Delurker Day, I also managed to do some delurking of my own, dropping more comments than I do most days. (To be honest, there are many times I’ll share a link to a post, here or on Twitter, instead of commenting, because I’m either busy or lazy.) Here are some stats on the visits I made as of 7 […]

Week-End Review: Links from all over, plus Bloggiesta 2.0!

Week-End Review: Links from all over, plus Bloggiesta 2.0!

Announcement: Bloggiesta 2.0 Begins! Bloggiesta kicks off this morning! Participants will be spending time during the next three days tackling those nagging blog-housekeeping tasks that we have so much trouble getting around to doing – and encouraging each other along the way! If you need some ideas about what to work on, the challenge announcement post at Maw Books has lots of suggestions; there’s no minimum time commitment required, but Natasha suggests putting enough into […]