It’s Weekly Geeks Time! The theme this week is to consider how your blog appears to a first time visitor. Please visit the official website to get the full scoop by clicking on this sentence.
Hi New-Person-To-My-Blog. Welcome.
How are ya?
My name is Care and it’s a nickname; short for my real name. I like to use ‘CARE’ because when I write letters, I love to sign them
The four letter name is shorter and thus QUICKER to write. To be honest, few people verbally call me this, but I don’t mind when they do.
I like to read books.
I used to have a [just-‘life’] blog – wait! I still do! I just don’t yap there very often anymore… I just got to be a bit obsessed with books and …
Sometimes, though, you might wonder that I only like to post about books, blog about books, waste time on the interwebs twitting about books, talk excessively about books (especially to people I just meet, like at parties and such), etc – – but actually spend little time READING books! At least it feels like that some days.
To read about the Who and What of “Care’s Online Book Club”, just click on that tab above that says WHO? WHAT?
And if you want to see what kind of books I’ve read, just click on the tab above that says BOOKS I’VE READ. <=== or click on that. I list them by date – last read is listed first. Also, if you visit that tab, you can find out about my love for PIE and how I rate the books I read.
I think I read a variety of genres. I know I’ve read a ton of different stuff now that I’m blogging and getting recommendations of books I doubt I would have ever heard of before.
I don’t do ARCs. Which stands for Advanced Reader Copy, by the way. These are books that publishers often send to bloggers for pumping up enthusiasm before the book hits the stands (available for purchase.) I don’t have enough confidence to write reviews when somebody is eagerly anticipating it – too much pressure. I don’t think critically and hate to do negatives.
Which is why I don’t do book tours, too. I don’t like the over saturation feel of seeing them everywhere and trying to think of something new and different to say. I rarely talk to authors. I enjoy reading all those interviews but I shy away from interviews.
Which, I suppose is odd. I do like to talk to people and wouldn’t call myself shy. oh well.
If you want to add me to your Google Reader and visit me often, that would be nice! I have no idea how to add an RSS feed button. I have never ever gotten the concept nor has it worked out for me when I’ve clicked on anyone elses. I do the copy/paste method to add to my Reader. But if you all think I should do so, I’ll go figure it out. I also don’t understand the meta tag thing and suppose I should go try and read that explanation again but that lazy apathy is getting in the way.
I really don’t care about stats. I only care when I get crickets. Sure, I get a little sad and worried that I’m not clever enough or exciting enough – especially when I visit a blog and they don’t come back here to say hello. Then I get over myself and keep on keeping on. and then my favorite people always seem to stop by and I keep finding new people to add to my favorites and if I get any more I’ll explode! so, really, no biggie to me if I don’t see more visitors here. No offense! I didn’t respond to that BBAW* goals meme because I have no goals except to continue. I have no ambitions to change it up, improve – impress, go get all self-hosted and whatnot – I don’t want any technical headaches at all: NOT INTERESTED. I am happy to be on the fringes of the book blogging party and be a wall-flower over here, spiking the punch. No desire to be on stage.
So, if you are here and want to say hello, join in! I’d love to meet you! But I don’t see you as a number. I see you as a person. Welcome. Tell me your favorite book! Have you read The Help yet? What about The Book Thief? Not your kind of book? What’s your favorite genre?!
*BBAW is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, by the way. It was a few weeks ago. Amy did a fabulous job. She’s in my BLOGROLL to the left as Amy – My Friend Amy in the ‘Other’ section. Yea, I agree – I have a ton of blogs ‘rolled’, don’t I? and the why I group them like that is determined by how I have to be signed in to leave a comment. OK, here’s a goal: improve my blogroll. A few of them have gone self-hosted and the links are likely invalid. Another good goal might be to list books I’ve read by __ …. nah, too much work. You can always search a book title – the search box is in the upper right corner under the header banner.
And I love dogs; this is Oscar on the dock looking east at Greenwich Bay Rhode Island. I was reading Lolita by Nabokov.