Well, I have no idea what happened to blogging this week. I wrote at least a dozen posts in my head; does that count?
I suppose it was one of those weeks when I spent more time reading the internet than contributing to it. Here are some of the links that caught my eye:
• A great SLJ review of my friend Anne Marie’s new book, Vampirina Ballerina, which is coming out in August.
• Girl Detective is hosting a summer reading project based on Lizzie Skurnick’s Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading. I enjoyed Skurnick’s book of essays, and the reading list for this project is a squee-inducing walk through memory lane.
• Speaking of summer projects, I might have to use this fun list of 80s movies by GeekMom’s Laura Grace Weldon as a summer viewing list for my family.
• Think liking a Facebook fan or brand page is enough to ensure you’ll see its posts in your news feed? Think again.
As always, my Diigo has the rest of my curated links. I shared many of these on my Facebook author page as well, if you prefer that format. (Although, according to the link above, less than 20% of that page’s followers actually get my updates in their news feed. You have to visit the page directly to be sure of seeing all its updates—that goes for any FB fan page, not just mine.)
Anne Marie says:
Thanks for the shout out!!
Hey, that “You may also like” is creepy. It’s me and me and me.
On May 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm
I find Facebook more and more annoying. Why should they et to decide which posts from which of my friends are most important to me and thus put them at the top of my feed? I want to see all of the posts from the people I decide to follow, in chronological order, and I will decided if they’re important to me or not.. And I want to see them in chronological order without having to re-sort every time I go to Facebook. Anf if some one’s paying to get my eyes, I want it to show up as an ad in the sidebar (where I can ignore it).
On May 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm
I love that I can subscribe to your Diigo page, you always have the best links.
On May 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm