I began my blog basically as a place where I can publish reviews of the books I've read. I'm a relative newbie to consistent blogging, having dabbled a bit last year, but I resolved this year to try to blog almost everyday. I've just worked out today that I've done more than that. This is my 208th post in 173 days. I know that I sometimes post twice a day - a book review, and some other cogitations.
The thing is I do find blogging cathartic. I often publish a "progress report" about the book I am reading. It helps me clarify my ideas about what is going on, and is often the starting paragraphs for my eventual review. I am also finding, I think, that the extra writing practice is having a beneficial effect on my reviews.
My postings for this week:
- REVIEW: CARELESS IN RED, Elizabeth George
Just what it says, my review of the book. Much awaited by Lynley & Havers fans. Some people have already found the review and commented.
- Watching You, Watching Me
A description of the way in which I keep track of the blogs of others. I'd love your comments about what you do.
- Never visit Midsomer during a Festival
I love watching the TV series Midsomer Murders but my advice is to keep well away in real life. I found out where to check on whose been in the 60 episodes etc.
- Spending all day online
In reality I spend most of every day online. I work online to a large extent. But last Tuesday was special because we ran a series of workshop sessions online for the first time. To the right, me at work.
- Suffering from Big-Book-itis
Just recently I seem to have chosen big big books to read. Often they are well over 400 pages, even over 500 pages. They do affect where I have to sit to read them. Lying in bed holding the book in one hand is really challenging!
- The footy team lost again yesterday! But at least there were some good signs - they went down fighting. But they have no hope of making the finals. Time to blood some youngsters
- I have added a new html block to my blog called Breaking News and hope to add an item on an almost daily basis - when I find something newsworthy.
Here is what is there at the moment:
- On a recommendation of a friend I have just begun reading ASKING FOR THE MOON by Reginald Hill, a collection of 4 novellas, beginning with The Last National Service Man, which divulges how Dalziel and Pascoe met.
- I saw a really good Word Press plugin over on ClareS's Blue Archipelago this week called Comment Luv. You'll see it in action here. When you add a comment to the blog posting, then it displays the title of your last blog posting. Very nifty, but I don't think Blogger has an equivalent unfortunately. The closest widget is probably what I have running in my blog roll. (51 Blogs I am watching)