Tag Archives: online interactions


7 Jan

I find myself in need of advice from the sensible people who regularly read this blog.

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Quick update

16 Nov

I did not finish reading my book for SuperWendy’s TBR Challenge–hopefully will post my review on Friday–but I did not want more days to pass without posting. I know that once I get into the habit of *not* writing here, I can just stop doing it for months, and I really don’t want that.

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Twitter, and the death of communities

31 Oct

Felon Husk entered Twitter headquarters a couple of days ago, and the effect of the bullshit libertarian/fascist asshole’s presence was immediately felt. Whether any policies have officially changed or not is irrelevant; what matters is what the users perceive, and all of the users I regularly interact with noticed the change.

Some have already left, some are already planning when and how to leave, and where to go.

There is much to be said about the impact this will have on the world at large, starting with misinformation campaigns directed towards affecting the results of the midterms in the U.S., to democratic efforts in other countries where popular movements depend on twitter for rapid and effective mass communication.

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Blogging with Integrity

9 May

I have always described myself as a reader, before most anything else. At different times I’ve been a martial arts student, a horseback rider, a roller skater, a crafter. I have been a mother (of now-adult offspring), and a food service worker, but I have always been a genre reader, even when I have struggled to read.

(I like to say that Paul Féval’s Le Bossu made me a reader before I knew how to read (footnote 1), that Agatha Christie made me a mystery reader by the time I turned nine, and that finding a copy of E.M. Hull’s The Sheik–just shy of turning eleven–made me a genre romance reader)

I also tend to think things to death. And lately, I have been thinking a lot about how I blog and review (again). And you, lucky people, get to learn what I’ve been thinking.

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