Best Bets for Bloggers
Presented at Public Library Division
Emmet O’Neal Library
Below is a complete list of the blogs and other websites I mentioned in my section of today’s presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments, and thanks for joining us today!
Top Sites for Blogs:
Gather Your Stats!
Site Meter: www.sitemeter.com
Google Analytics: www.google.com/analytics/
What is RSS and why do I need it?
Check out this quick and dirty definition over at Feed 101: http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/feed101
RSS Readers (so you can subscribe to ALL those blogs you want to read!)
* Take a look at all of these sites before you decide which one to use, they offer some pretty neat services above and beyond blog subscription services.
100+ - You can find this “little” challenge here:
The challenge? Read 100+ books this year, and review them! This is a great way to get out there in the blogosphere and be social! It’s also a really great way to hone those writing skills J
R.I.P. – This one is a favorite of ours at Emmet O’Neal because many of us are big fans of horror writing! R.I.P. stands for Readers Imbibing Peril and is a horror fiction challenge, although the challenge rules have morphed in the past few years. You can read more about this challenge here:www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com. For THE master list of reading challenges check out this blog: http://novelchallenges.blogspot.com. The author, a self described “ravenous reader” wanted a place to go in the blogosphere to find all the reading challenges in one spot. It’s quite a list, and a lot of fun. Offering reading challenges is a fun and easy way to broaden your reading list and your blog readers at one time!
Library Blogs You Should Visit:
Emmet O’Neal Library - http://eolib.blogspot.com/
Gardendale Public Library – The Book Drop: http://gardendalebookdrop.blogspot.com/
Librarians Who Blog:
The Shifted Librarian: http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/
Free Range Librarian: http://freerangelibrarian.com/
Librarian In Black: http://librarianinblack.typepad.com/
Some Great RA Blogs:
Amazon Daily (it’s not just books!): http://www.amazon.com/gp/daily
Knopf Borzoi Reader: http://www.randomhouse.com/knopf/index.xml
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist: http://www.fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/atom.xml
Early Word: http://www.earlyword.com/feed/