--- I've decided...again... that giveaways just aren't my thing. I don't do many of them here on this blog, but I have done quite a few these past few months. And they just don't seem to go over well. I guess I don't get excited about them enough, and then my readers don't seem to get excited about them. I just plain don't get it. I'm baffled by other blogs who base their whole thing around giveaways! And I'm always scratching my head at those that enter and enter and enter! I guess if I rarely enter, I shouldn't expect too many readers here to enter either, yes? Anyway, yeah. Giveaways. They are a strange creature to me! But even so, I'll still do them now and then.
-- Hey look at that! I tweeted my 10,000th tweet recently! That took me...oh... just about four years almost to the day. Four years on Twitter. Wow. Anyway, I feel tweeter validated now. Wait, except for the fact I'm this close to 1000 followers too! As soon as THAT happens, I'll feel really validated!
(Oh, I know! I'll have a giveaway when I reach 1000? Ha ha! Now THAT should motivate people! )
-- Speaking of Twitter... ho boy, it was scary there this past week. Looks like there's not just a few of you getting excited about politics and presidents!! I guess I can quietly say that I'm MASSIVELY in the minority when it comes to the things my Twitter friends think politically speaking. I hid out in the corner all week while you all spoke your minds! I'm hoping it's safe to come out now, especially now that you are all so happy and joyful!
-- So I've been taking this class on writing your personal history, or life story, or whatever you want to call it. I've had much interest in this in the past and thought I could re-kindle the flame. I thought perhaps sharing stories here would be fun and sort of motivating, and in my Bloggiesta reader poll when I asked what you thought, you all (almost) said, go for it. But when I went to share the first story last week, I chickened out big time. Yeah, not sure about that whole idea now. I'll keep pondering on it.
-- I got frustrated this week, too, when I wanted to request an ARC and upon looking at the website, I couldn't find a place to write to. This is what usually happens. So my frustration stems from the fact that after all these freaking years of book blogging, I still don't know how to request an ARC... a specific book from a specific publisher. Why is this so hard for me and so many of you just BAM get the books you want? Hmmm? What's the secret here? BEA? I'm thinking I have to go to BEA to "get known" by publisher publicity people. So, oh, well.
-- So, I keep joining stuff. I figure, why not, you know? Life is only so long. Might as well DO STUFF! I'm exchanging ornaments thanks to Penelope, and I'm about to send my info to the Broke and Bookish people for this blogger gift exchange. And I'm really hoping to hear about the other blogger gift exchange that I've done all these many years, and the holiday advent thing, and the card exchange I did last year. How many do you think I can do? Oh, as mentioned the other day I'm doing the book blogging buddy thing, and then just Tuesday suddenly Lisa and Trish are talking a quilt along! So I figure.... you know... WHY NOT? What else should I be joining? Because I certainly don't want to be left out of any one thing!
-- I think perhaps I should stop for now! Anything been bugging you lately? Share in comments!
OH WAIT! A song!!! For getting all the frustrations out! Wow, this would work for that I'm thinking:
Happy weekend! Read lots of books!