Category Archives: Site News

Trying to start a new chapter

Please, bear with me over the next few days. I have upgraded to the new WordPress 3.0.3 and have suddenly found my widgets out of whack and my hacked-to-heck-and-back theme/template teetering on the edge of obsolescence. So I’m trying to chart a new path which may require a new template, etc. Ugh, we’ll see.

It’s a change that’s a long time coming (the current look is 3-years-old) and one that will no doubt require more tech skills, knowledge, time and bourbon than I have.

Getting Mentioned

I just wanted to post a quick and very sincere THANK YOU to both the Birmingham Magazine and the fine folks over at Alabama Bloggers. I managed to make the pages of Birmingham Magazine for their Summer Reading extravaganza… which ran the month after their “Best Looking Sexiest Hottie” issue… maybe I need to start working out. But Carla Jean’s articles are still up, so go check them out while you can. Good stuff.

Also, my little book blog landed a “Center Stage” feature over on Alabama Bloggers. Thank you for that! Lots of good things happening at Alabama Bloggers. It’s a good one to keep an eye on.

All of this to say it’s been a busy summer, it’s always nice to get noticed and now it’s time to get back to regular posts and some good books. Though with this great weather, I’d almost rather be out hiking.

Bookish Types who Twitter

I discovered Twitter some time ago and have been hooked ever since. So I am maintaining a list of all the “bookish types” who, I follow, on Twitter. The list isn’t very organized, yet. But it’s brimming with publishers,book designers, book media folks, publicists, bookshops and peppered with an author here and there. If you know of anybody else, in the publishing/book world, that I should be following, please let me know. Also, please let me know of any other online rosters of this type. I haven’t found one, which is the impetus in developing my own.

I’ve had some great conversations online because of it and am looking for more. Some of the tweeters do a great job of using the medium. Others, like myself, are still a bit newbie and it shows. But we’re learning and following!