8 August 2010

Sunday Salon: the satisfaction of blogging

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:
One highlight of the week has been learning that MiP has been longlisted for
Best Thriller/Mystery/Suspense/Crime Book Blog on Book Blogger Appreciation Week

I ran a poll this week - the results are below
Very interesting that so many of us can count this book in our reading. This week saw the celebration of the book's 50th birthday.

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:

** 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.


Erotic Horizon said...

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..


Kerrie said...

You are very kind EH - glad to hear from you (always)

Dorte H said...

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.

Kerrie said...

thank you Dorte - I think we all inspire eac other a bit

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

I can only add that I am more than glad to have met you Kerrie in the blogosphere. Thanks for being there.

Kerrie said...

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.

Kerrie said...

oh dear, I didn't mean "seem to be amazed" - I meant I never cease to be amazed

Mason Canyon said...

I am in awe of your blog and all that you read. I'm glad to have found your site too.

Thoughts in Progress

Anonymous said...

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.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

What does it mean that I stop by your blog now and then despite the fact that I NEVER READ CRIME FICTION! :-)

Marg said...

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!

Susan said...

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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