Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts is a weekly meme hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous that works well for my scattered mind.
- Well, yesterday I did something that I hadn’t done in a while… applied for a job. My local library has a couple of part-time positions open, which would (obviously) be perfect for me. To this day, the best job I’ve ever had was the year I spent working at the university library back in college. So… we’ll see what happens there.
- I think it’s important to remember that not all readers of blogs are actually bloggers. I was thinking about this specifically after reading a post about spoilers in reviews, and how frustrating it is to try to avoid them, especially when, if you ask most bloggers, a lot of times we avoid reviews for books we haven’t yet read. So if the people you’re avoiding spoilers for aren’t even reading the reviews, what’s the point? But… there is an audience out there who aren’t bloggers, and who might not ever comment, but who are reading your reviews. Most of my search terms are on specific books, despite the fact that reviews generally get the least interaction. And while fellow bloggers might be most interested in spoilerishly discussing books we have in common, that will never be the main purpose of my reviews.
- This week we had our second 80+ day of the year… and I’m already ready for fall.
- It used to be, if a blog didn’t put out a full feed, I didn’t follow, end of story. Partial feeds don’t bother me as much as they used to, since I click through most of the time anyway (much as I love Feedly, it can do some wonky things with formatting), but especially if I have a lot of posts to read through, I’m a lot more likely to just skip partial feeds if the title and opening doesn’t immediately grab me. I assume their main function is to keep from missing out on those page views from people who use a reader, but with how many people complain about partial feeds, I have to wonder if it’s worth it. (Of course, there are way more complaints about captcha and people still use that, so…)
- Speaking of which, consider this your pre-ABEA reminder that captcha sucks.
- If you’ve never been to an sj drinkalong, this would be a great week to start. (No, you don’t have to drink if you don’t want.) I’ll let her tell you all about why, but suffice it to say, there are prizes involved. Usually getting a fun group of people watching movies together and tweeting about it is its own reward… but an actual reward never hurts. #BetterOffDrunk
- Unfortunately, I won’t be there, because we’re going out of town for the holiday weekend. It’s going to be a wonky beginning to Armchair BEA (still working to get my first few posts scheduled), but I hope I’ll be back and ready for the first chat Monday evening.
Share some of your randomness this week!