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Blogging, what is it?

i had occasion today to take a trip down memory lane through the archives of this blog. Well, actually most of the archives were those transferred from WordPress a couple of years back, when LiveJournal was dying, but regardless of that, they are MY archives. It was a fascinating exercise in cringe (did I say THAT?!), memory loss (did I even WRITE that?!) and a little bit of chuffed (huh, THAT was actually pretty good…). The thing that struck me the most, though, was the sheer number of posts. I started blogging at LiveJournal in 2007 and for several years posted several times a week. There’s memes, book reviews, con reports, family posts, publishing stuff, everything. Now? The last time I updated this blog was April, at the end of the holidays. The FableCroft site gets more attention (that’s business), and the school sites I run get a little, but not a patch on those halcyon days of yesteryear. 



Why is that? I blame Twitter. Facebook to, to an extent, but i think it was after joining Twitter that I stopped blogging with any frequency. To be fair, the apparent death of LJ didn’t help, because blogging within LJ gave a different sense of community to WordPress, one that I think Twitter emulates in many ways. So a combination of those elements, I suppose. Add to that I now use Goodreads to record my reading/reviews, and Facebook to keep up with family and friends, blogging really doesn’t serve the same purpose anymore. Social media has moved on, and will, I’m sure, continue to do so. Twitter will no doubt be superceded some day, just as LJ was. Facebook will is under the weight of public disdain, as did MySpace. I wonder where we’ll be finding our communities in 10 years from now?

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Things that I’ve been up to!

16128954254_e8d78d7a86_bIn lieu of an actual post about all the things I’ve been doing, here is a list of links to them!

Last Friday I spoke at the CSIRO Staff Association’s International Women’s Day luncheon. You can read (basically) what I said here.

On Sunday we launched Cranky Ladies of History out into the world! Photos and launch report here.

We’re running a series of guest blogs by our wonderful contributors about their Cranky Ladies stories to celebrate Women’s History Month and the book. Check them out at the FableCroft site here.

I’m running for NAFF, a fan fund to get fans to the annual Natcon (this year it is Swancon in Perth) — information and voting here.

On top of that, I had Tansy to visit on the weekend and we managed not to commit projects while she was here, despite lots of talking about things! And we’re now in week 6 at work and the term is half over and how does that even happen?!

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Linking for husband

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Oh, I forgot!

Heh, we’ve had a couple of other little things this past few days. Bubs has started having a bit of “solid” food (rice cereal barely counts as solid!) – I’d forgotten how cute babies are when they are learning to eat! The perplexed look they get, the little tongue working, trying to understand the new textures and tastes – cute! So that’s a fun new thing.

Oh, and husband has sold his mine. I banked the final cheque today. That’s also fun :)

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Moving house

 No, not literally yet, unfortunately. But I have moved over to Word Press at thebooknut.wordpress.com (RSS me into your reader!). For those interested, here’s my most recent posts:

https://thebooknut.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/holidays-the-first-few-days/
https://thebooknut.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/a-geek-girly-day/
https://thebooknut.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/working-on-the-holidays/
https://thebooknut.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/productivity/
https://thebooknut.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/time-slips/
https://thebooknut.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/and-time-gets-away-again/

The RSS is also available through LiveJournal – just friend  :)

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