I’ve set up my WordPress blog, but I’m not sure if I like it any better than blogger. Admittedly, the design is cleaner, but blogger has more widgets and customization options. I know that self-hosted WordPress blogs have gillions of plug-ins and unlimited customization, but I’m not quite ready to jump into self-hosting. What do you think?
Sparkles is a beautiful, blogging kitty who is very sad (as am I) about the horrors experienced by the people and animals of Japan. Her human is donating a dollar to World Vets for every comment made on her blog today. Please go visit and say hello – what a fun and easy way for us to help those animals in Japan who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami. You can also visit a ton of other blogs who are helping Japan’s animals today through the links at the bottom of the entry.
Want to know more about helping the animals of Japan? Here are some organizations working right now that need donations of money and supplies. Every little bit helps, so please make a donation today.
Lauren’s post “TBR Challenge 2011” introduced me to the “to be read” challenge sponsored by the Book Addicts! group on Goodreads. (My book montage on the blog’s sidebar comes from Goodreads.) For the challenge, members choose twelve books and two alternates to read during 2011. These must be books published before 2010, in other words, books that have been on the to-read list for quite some time. I decided to join, and I picked the following books:
Because they are mysteries, the books I’m choosing as alternates are:
I am participating in another blog swap facilitated by swap-bot and hosted by “kiwivandal.” While I usually use swap-bot for postcard exchanges, sometimes I do blog swaps, too. It’s fun to see new and different ideas! My partners’ blogs are:
- Adventures with the Nowling Family
- The Aftercraft
- Deborah’s Postcards (Addicted to Mail)
- Yellow Hall Studio
For my partners who are here because of the swap, welcome – or feel free to visit my vintage postcard blog, The Postman Loves Me.
Are you reading my vintage postcard blog, The Postman Loves Me? If not, I hope you will take a look!
- Craftland: a chronicle of Cheryl’s crafty adventures. Check out the July 5 post about her new craftroom!
- Cupcakes and Corsets: what a great blog name!
- The Girl at the Traffic Light Junction: It looks like Stephanie has a very exciting life in Singapore!
- A Life Designed, by RJ: cool photos – love RJ’s jewelry!
- Lost Mitten: I am going to try (i.e., have George make) the vegan blueberry muffin recipe!
- MissAnne: look at her cool manicure!
- Redchuckstress: Casey says Angus, her Boston Terrier, is her best friend. I can relate!
- Studio Strategos: great knitting projects!
- Too Cute: nice blog, primarily about hair accessories, but more, too!
- Tove: Tove is new to swap-bot! She doesn’t know what she’s gotten herself into! ; )
Check out their blogs, and while you’re at it, check out my postcard blog!
Swap-bot is one of the sites through which I exchange postcards. At times, I do other swaps as well, like a current swap “Be My Blog Follower.” My partners’ blogs are below! I will be reading these blogs, and hope you will, too.
- Bare Bones
- Blogging with Michelle
- Kate and Oli
- Lilofant Design
- Lily’s Emporium
- Living in Dar
- Lose it with Laura
- A Moment in Time
- Sweet Daisy Dreams
- Vintage Terrace 2
While you are in a mood to browse blogs, please don’t forget about my postcard blog!
This semester, I am requiring my students in Business Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship to keep a weekly “Idea Journal.” I was hoping the assignment would help the students engage in and think through the material we were covering each week. So far, the assignment has not fulfilled my expectations–I’ll have to think of reworking it the next time I teach the course.
Because I am requiring if of my students, I thought I would create a tumblr account, too. It’s a cool way of amassing information, but I miss the comment feature. I would like the students to know that I am looking at and thinking about their entries. (Some students are writing blogs instead, while others are utilizing off-line Word documents.)
Here’s my tumblr page: http://aimeedars.tumblr.com/. So I have a blog, flickr, facebook, twitter, tumblr, and myspace (which I never update). The Daily Show spoof of social networking is ringing too true!