Monday, January 25, 2010

The Bloggie Cult

A few weeks ago, I was going over blogs, and over at Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews I stumbled across a mention of The Bloggie Cult . The Bloggie Cult is a collaboration between Kate from The Neverending Shelf and Kristen from Bookworming in the 21st Century. A big part of my New Year's Resolution was to improve my blog, so naturally I headed on over to check it out!

Kristen has graciously agreed to mentor me. Thank you and I'm sorry in advance ;) The Bloggie Cult Ladies had me fill out a questionairre to give them an idea of what I'm looking to improve. I indicated I'd like to improve my layout, reviews, basic html assistance, and social networking. I redid my layout a few months ago and I like it, but I'm sure there are things I can do to make it better. I'd love a little constructive criticism regarding my reviews - I think they come across kind of dry sometimes and maybe need to be a bit more organized in content and presentation. HTML to me is a whole different language and, honestly while I'd like to be better at it I'm scared of it and therefore hesitant to get into it (plus it seems like a different language and I'm afraid I don't have the time or patience to learn). Lastly (and for me a biggie), social networking. In RL I am very shy. I'm a bit less shy in blogland but not by much - I find it difficult to put myself out there. I've signed on for Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads but don't utilize them as much as I probably could.

I love book blogging and am having fun, but I'm hoping these ladies can help me improve where I'm weak and expand my horizons (blogizons?). Thank you, Kristen, for taking me on. I'm looking forward to working with you!


  1. I was a little worried about you joining a cult, but this one sounds ok. :)

    Hey, I'm shy IRL, too - I tend to overcompensate by either being so reserved people think I'm horribly stuck up and bitchy, or by going overboard and being obnoxious. Ugh.

  2. Hi hon I hope they help ya out but you have a great blog already. :) BIG HUGS hon and I'll try not to be so MIA it's been a busyyyyyyyy month.

  3. Get "book mule" to help you!! He's taking XHTML right now, I think.
    I think your blog is pretty darn good, and you seem to grasp concepts really quickly. I don't think you would have any trouble learning HTML, XML, or XHTML. Your biggest problem would be finding the time.

  4. Your blog is already wonderful-but I hear you on the html stuff. It's been on my to do list forever. I just can't go after authors and ARCs the way some bloggers do. I look forward to seeing how things go for you!

  5. I love your blog - the co-ordination of it is brilliant - not busy at all..

    However - if you are like me, it's the urge to always change and update what is not broken...

    Have fun hon and learn loads...