Tag Archives: polling the audience

Thinking is dangerous, m’kay?


So, my Snarkcraft partner-in-crime poked me with an idea a couple weeks ago that’s been rolling around in my head ever since.  And because I totally suck at decision making, I’m gonna open up the floor to discussion via the loverly comment button below.

Apparently, I have an interesting perspective on books, specifically YA books, as witnessed by the comments to this post.

While I’ll never be another SBTB, she feels I would make an interesting reviewer.

This, though I’m too poor to have a good, steady supply of books, and my reading tends to go in bursts.  Sometimes YA, sometimes Romance, sometimes Fantasy, and sometimes online manga scans.

And also, any who’s checked my activity on Goodreads knows I don’t usually ever get around to doing the review part that the site wants, anyway.

Also, this will make Blog #3 that I write or co-write, and this from someone who never considered herself much of a writer (or wanted to do that much writing) to begin with.  wth

So, thoughts from the masses?  Good idea or doomed to failure?  Would you even be interested in going through my current shelves to hear me snark/rave on the YA genre?


Thoughts on privacy


One of the things I have the most difficulty with when posting here is determining the level of privacy I want to maintain.  I mean, if you’re really wanting to poke around, you can find my full name, my husband’s name, my current residence (at least as far as city goes) etc.  Generally speaking, I’m not terribly hard to stalk.  I count on the fact that I really don’t provide any meaningfully interesting reasons to want to do so.

Well, I can bake.  But otherwise, I’m a pretty prickly individual most days.

But otherwise, I’m pretty open about “who I am” on the internet (well, except for stuff like including a facebook link in my wow blog).  For whatever reason, that doesn’t really trigger my privacy bells.

The important stuff, personal stuff about me, what I do and the like doesn’t really get covered, however.  I’m not certain why…  I said (to myself, at least) from the beginning that this wasn’t just going to be an outlet for my whining, or angsting about personal stuff.

I… don’t know why, however.  I mean, I kinda know why.  I have certain things compartmentalized in little boxes with labels like “that’s boring” or “that’s no one’s business”

It may be boring, but so are my character write-ups.  It doesn’t stop me from posting them.

It may not be anyone’s business, but neither is my recipe for porkchops, but that doesn’t stop me from sharing.

I think everyone reading this, however, is pretty active online in their own ways, so I’ll turn theses questions to you:

How do you determine your preferred level of privacy in your blog (or other online outlet)?  What are your yes and no columns?  What is kosher to discuss, and what is never handled?

What are you interested in from me?  Do you want peeks into my boring box?  My day-to-day?  My stuff I would probably whine about if I didn’t actually have an audience?