18 October 2009

Sunday Salon - 18 October 2009

Only the 18th day of October and this is my 31st post. Help! This blog is running away with me.
(The cartoon on the right is the work of Andrew Dobbs - check his site and wonderful cartoons).

In just a few hits my blog will reach 75,000 (if the counter can be trusted), and total comments will reach 3,000. During the week I added my 200th book review, and sometime in the next week or so the number of published posts will reach 900. All of those feel pretty significant but really pale to nothingness in the face of the sense of satisfaction that writing the blog gives me, and the wonderful feeling of being part of a huge community of book bloggers.

What you can do on my blog this week:
  • Try your hand at a mini-review: this is a great way to introduce people to your blog. I don't restrict entrants to crime fiction. I collect the reviews via a Google Doc, and then will feature them towards the end of the month.
  • Join the Alphabet in Crime Fiction Community Meme. Tomorrow my blog will feature the invitation for the letter C. Today see the contributions for the letter B. Another way to get people to visit your blog, and also to meet some new crime fiction bloggers.
  • Join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge- a bunch of us are working our way through Agatha Christie novels. I'm reading them in publication order, but not everyone is. Learn what the challenge is about, or simply join it.
  • Find more crime fiction blogs to follow through Crime Fiction Journeys.
  • Become a follower of my blog, follow me through an RSS feed or by email.
  • Listen to a podiocast of my blog post, or simply look for widgets you too can add to your blog.
  • Use my customed Google Search to locate reviews of crime fiction books.
  • Check my reviews, and lists of good crime fiction to read, through Smik's Reviews
  • Have you reviewed an Agatha Christie novel? Or simply know of an excellent site about Agatha Christie? Contribute the URL to the Agatha Christie Blog Carnival. Edition #10 for 2009 will be published on October 23.
New widget to check

In the right hand column I'm trialling a Twitter Feed that feeds in tweets that include my twitter name: smiksa.

This week's posts
News & Headlines
Books I'm Reading
  • now - GENTLY DOES IT, Alan Hunter
  • then - ANOTHER THING TO FALL, Laura Lippman
  • audio (in the car) - THE KILL CALL, Stephen Booth
  • on line - THE DOG WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, Alexander McCall Smith chapt 21
So Sunday Salon friends and others, may you have a wonderful week of reading and reviewing.


Margot Kinberg said...

Congratulations, Kerrie, on so many milestones! You are such a vital, interesting and informative part of this blogging community and I, for one, am honored to share it with you : ). You're a real inspiration from whom I learn a lot. Thanks!

Bella said...

Congrats on the milestones. Your blog is definitely awesome and is my #1 spot for my mystery fix.

Love the Twitter widget especially as I'm a Twitter junkie!

Kerrie said...

Margot and Bella - thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Knowing oyu've touched a spot for people is certainly half the pleasure of blogging. Reading their comments adds to that.

Dorte H said...

I also admire your energy and all the new ideas, Kerrie! Keep it up :D

debnance said...

I love all the ways you offer to participate in your blog.

To me, that's the real fun of blogging...participating.

gautami tripathy said...

You have so manny innovative ideas. Pleasure to read your posts.

I think I will do the alphabet meme.

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