You've only got to look at my blog to understand how blogging is such a satisfactory experience for me.
I thought I would just initially use my blog to post my book reviews, and there are nearly 300 of them available on my blog at present. In fact I created another blog Smik's Reviews to make it easier for people to locate the reviews.
But my blog quickly became a venue for other activities, for participating in online events like Friday's Forgotten Books, Weekly Geeks, Book Review Blog Carnival and Sunday Salon. You'll find links to those in the right hand column.
And then I use it to run polls and communicate with other bloggers, and to try out web 2.0 tools.
I have even run some memes myself such as the Crime Fiction Alphabet.
You'll notice that I don't have a blog roll in the right hand column - that's because it got too long - so I created another blog which displays Blogs I'm watching. Go there if you are looking for some crime fiction blogs to watch.
And finally I have another blog about books: Agatha Christie Carnival - that's a monthly carnival where people submit their reviews and blog posts about Agatha Christie.
I've read a couple of good New Zealand crime fiction titles and a new Australian author** this week:
Best Thriller/Mystery/Suspense/Crime Book Blog on Book Blogger Appreciation Week
I ran a poll this week - the results are below
This week and last I used AnswerGarden to allow blog followers to come up with suggestions for crime fiction titles and authors to follow: see In your search for crime fiction
Other posts this week:
- Weekly Geeks: 2010-27: Covers
- Setting the Stage for Murder in New Zealand #2
- Forgotten book: SUPERNATURAL SLEUTHS, Peter Haining
- Looking for Australian crime fiction?
- Canadian Book Challenge 2010-2011
- Eye Candy - Book Sculpture
- What I read in July 2010
** Do you read Agatha Christie novels? or watch Agatha Christie films? How about writing a blog post about them?
Put your hand up for the celebratory Agatha Christie blog tour in September
There are tour stops available so think about when it would suit you to host a stop on your blog.