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Bloggiesta Goals

July 17, 2014 Blogger Events 6

BloggiestaMiniS14Bloggiesta starts tomorrow and I can’t wait! Today Nonfiction Friday is on break as I gear up for bloggiesta, but one of my first goals is to get some posts scheduled in advance so that during future events, it will carry on uninterrupted. My other goals are to:

  • visit other posts in link-ups I’ve added to
  • make sure my Riffle, Goodreads, and LibraryThing reviews are up-to-date
  • add some reviews for books I really want to promote to Amazon (Alias Hook in particular comes to mind)
  • update my challenge progress
  • request ARCs for October
  • participate in at least two challenges
  • plan a fun event/post series/etc which I want to run for each remaining month of the year, perhaps drawing inspiration from last Bloggiesta’s Blog Post Bingo challenge
  • participate in the twitter party
  • have fun!

Happy Bloggiesta everyone! What are your goals for this Bloggiesta?

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It’s Complicated

June 23, 2014 non-fiction, Psychology 17

18342787 (1)Title: It’s Complicated
Author: Danah Boyd
Source: from publisher via NetGalley
Rating: ★★★★★
Review Summary: Even though this book had an academic bent, everything was explained clearly and the mix of research with anecdotes and ethical questions made for some fascinating reading.

Being a blogger means I use social media quite a bit, something which often highlights for me how technologically behind I’d be if I didn’t blog. This has made me curious about how more technologically savvy people use social media, so I was excited to see how teens who grew up with social media use these sites. In  It’s Complicated, the author takes a look at teen use of the latest social media sites over the past decade, from MySpace to Facebook to Twitter. The author systematically questions the stereotypes about social media-using teens. These include the assumption that all teens are good at and potentially addicted to technology to the idea that technology has fundamentally changed the way teens interact. She supports her conclusion with facts and figures, as well as hundreds of interviews with teens and parents. Read more »

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Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge: Using Social Media

March 26, 2014 Blogger Events 56

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Hello all and welcome to the Bloggiesta Social Media mini-challenge! There are many mini-challenges about the details of how to use specific social media sites, but this isn’t one of them. Today, I’d like to focus on the big picture: what kind of content to share on each type of social media and how to use different social media platforms in a complementary way. Basically, this post is for people who start out like me, more uncertain about what to do with these sites than about how to use them. At the end of the post I’ve got a fun giveaway of a $15 gift card to Amazon or TBD, starting at midnight tonight when Bloggiesta officially begins. All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment telling me one thing you’re going to do to improve your social media presence and/or share something you think people should know about using social media. So, here we go!

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Bloggiesta Begins!

September 29, 2012 Uncategorized 2

In addition to the fun events of BlogFest, this weekend is also Bloggiesta! Here’s the host post describing the event, which includes a bunch of mini-challenges to get bloggers to interact while improving their blogs. Here’s my to-do list for the challenge:

 

  • complete at least two mini-challenges in both the Organization and Time Management category, and in the Blogging Success and Improvement category
  • update review indexes
  • think about new header for blog and profile pic for twitter
  • update blog roll
  • think about future blog events for the holidays, book and movie releases, the election, etc.
  • update About page
  • work on pinterest, goodreads and twitter involvement
  • participate in sunday twitter party

I think that’s plenty to keep me busy! I don’t know that I’ll get everything done, but it’s nice to have somewhere to start 🙂

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