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.
There is no doubt in my mind that you are one of the most passionate blogger that I know on the net and that must mean you are getting heaps of satisfaction from what you do...
The kidlet and I appreciate it - you are our go to blog for good crime fic and some well thought out reviews, rant, snark and anything else you decide to toss our way in your post....
Keep on doing your thing - as long as it makes you happy...
Happy 50th TKAMB... read it years ago and still love it years later, the kidlet has already read it two times..
happy week hon..
You are very kind EH - glad to hear from you (always)
Passionate is spot on!
And though I tease you a bit now and then, I do admire the work you do on your terrific blog, Kerrie.
thank you Dorte - I think we all inspire eac other a bit
I can only add that I am more than glad to have met you Kerrie in the blogosphere. Thanks for being there.
And I'm glad to have met you too Jose Ignacio. I never seem to be amazed at the good "virtual" friends we can make these days.
oh dear, I didn't mean "seem to be amazed" - I meant I never cease to be amazed
I am in awe of your blog and all that you read. I'm glad to have found your site too.
Thoughts in Progress
Kerrie - Your superb blog was one of the inspirations behind my own blog. I saw what a marvelous blog you have, and how much information there is here, and I decided, "I want to blog, too!" Thanks for all that you provide for us out here in the blogosphere.
What does it mean that I stop by your blog now and then despite the fact that I NEVER READ CRIME FICTION! :-)
Isn't it amazing that we start out with one blog, and then we have another, and another!
Keep up the good work, and congrats on your nomination! You deserve it!
Congratulations, Kerrie, you deserve it! I hope you win. I enjoy your blog very much and always find good mysteries to read through you.
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