Friday, July 2, 2010

Blog Hop and Follow Friday

It is Friday. That means it is time to hop around the blogosphere and check out some new blogs. Jenn at Crazy-for-Books has the older one. You can check it out and add your blog to the Linky. She will have a question for you to answer so that we bloggers can find out more about each other.

Parajunkee has started another similar hop. She asks that if someone follows you as a result of visiting from the links, that you follow them back.

Both are fun ways to see new blogs and make new bloggy friends.

I am Kathy and I began my blog as an assignment in January of 2008. I took part in a program called 23 Things on a Stick (named because it seems like every kind of food imaginable is served on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair) which was coordinated by the regional library organizations in Minnesota and include public and school library staff. Our goal was to learn about Web 2.0 tools so that we could better serve our patrons. The first Thing was to start a blog so that you could report on the Things as you tried them. After the project was completed, the blog languished almost unused until the Fall of 2009 when I decided to focus on book blogging. Since then I have done much better.

Some other great things that are now a regular part of my life that I hadn't tried before the 23 Things project include LibraryThing, Goodreads, Delicious, and iGoogle and Google Reader. The 23 Things project changed the way I used a computer forever.

What made you decide to start blogging? Hop around and see other people's answers too.


  1. Hey there, stopping by for Follow Friday! I'm now a follower-- nice to meetcha, Kathy :D

    I love your background/layout, pretty patterns~ Have a great weekend!

  2. I am a follower! I also wanted to let you know that I have a huge announcement up today! My debut novel is getting published! Please stop by, I would really appreciate it and could use all the help I can get on spreading the word and would love to know what you think of the cover art!

    Emma Michaels

    P.S.- My release date if Friday the 13th (August this year) isn't that crazy?

  3. Hi! Just popping in via the hop, I look forward to being one of your new followers! Happy Friday:)


  4. Hello! Happy Blog Hop Friday! Already a follower! Just stopping by to say HI!


  5. Hi and Happy 4th of July. I found you on the Hop and really like your blog.

    Your latest follower,

  6. Hi and happy hopping day!

    I´m just stopping by from the blog hop!

    Your blog is so great, I love your design. I´m following you now and I´m really looking forward to your reviews!

    I started blogging because I´m the only one of my friends and family who loves UF,PNR and YA, so I though blogging would be a great way to connect with people who share the share my love of books.!

    Have a great weekend!


  7. Kathy, I'm glad you decided to make your blog focus books. I have enjoyed reading it. My library had the 2.0 thing for employees as well, but when I was asked about it, I already had my blog and was also too busy with duties to take the time. Hope you have a great weekend.

  8. Hopping in from the Book Blogger Hop! =))

    I'm already a follower! =)

    Happy Reading!

    Have a great weekend!


  9. "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
    Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read!"

    Caught you through the Hop! I'm now following and have added you to my Book Blog List.

    Hope you can hop over my way too ;)

    Care to venture into The Wolf's Den?

  10. Stopping by from the hop. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

  11. I'm stopping by to invite you to come check out my new and improved blog page, and hopefully follow as well! I'm starting all over again, and would love to see my old friends following my new page, and new friends, too!

    Crazy Cat Lady


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