Overpromise and Underdeliver July 18, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, books, reviews and reviewing, school and other academic stuff, survey, writings, yearbook.
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I feel like I’m doing just that as far as blogging goes, especially since I’ve been so busy with class. I’ve been doing homework, studying, reading, tweeting…those are the MAIN things that I do.
I’m going to yearbook camp next weekend, but I may have Internet access daily there and may still be able to tweet. As far as blogging goes…well, it’ll be a little “sporadic”. 😛 Not that that’s uncommon, as most of you know, but I won’t even be trying to post weekly. I’m hoping to post at least three times a month until class slows, I get APUSH done, and my schedule isn’t so hectic and busy. That won’t be until probably the last week or two of August.
In the meantime, in between homework, studying, reading, and tweeting, I’m going to do some major blog maintenance (now that, I have been doing 🙂 , though it’s been pretty unnoticeable; it’s not anything dramatic, but I’ve been starting a different tag system, since tags have been bugging me for a bit now), writing stuff, making Survey Monkey surveys, and…
I’m going to ask you guys a favor.
This: speaking of surveys, what do you think I can improve while I “maintain” my blogs?
Okay. If you don’t want to answer that (and it’s perfectly fine if you don’t), is anyone here interested in doing a guest blog either on here or on Butterfly Forest? And if you’re thinking, “But Butterfly Forest is like…dead,” I must contradict you. I’m planning (and this, I also am not overpromising) on trying to expand my blog so that I don’t get “occasional” readers.
Speaking of which, stop on over at Butterfly Forest. I’m putting up some new posts, and they’re like update thingies. Quite fun, I must say, and decreases the massive space in between reviews. 😛
Just a “Nota Bene” June 7, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, books, friends, survey.
I love Google Reader. But not Blogger so much. And it’s just irritating when the two are combined. So. I just want to let those of you who use Blogger to make sure you guys don’t totally freak out and get ticked off with me just because I happened to be your only follower (or one of your few followers) and all of a sudden I’m not following you.
I stopped using Blogger’s “follower” system for the reason of it combining with Google Reader. Like I said, it’s annoying and irritating. And I just labeled all my blogs (stuff like “Friends’ Blogs”, “Author Blogs”, et cetera), so it’s equally more annoying when not all of your blogs are under “Blogs I’m Following” when, technically, I’m following all of them. I read them all, which is the same as following. But Blogger doesn’t think so.
So now I’m just unfollowing all the blogs Blogger says I’m following. Plus, I lost track of all the blogs I forgot to label as “following” on Blogger. It’s just easier to make things simple. HA.
Another thing: I really, really, really want to subscribe and read more book review blogs. Any suggestions from you guys? Also, if you know of any great Jane Austen blogs, I would love to know about them. Please give me a URL!
Last thing before I wrap up: take the poll below! I really want to know your opinion.
P.S. Remind me to tell you guys about the new swoonable fictional guy I met… 😉
SurveyMonkey See, SurveyMonkey Do! January 9, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, survey, websites.
I made an amazing discovery yesterday. How did I find it? Google suggestions, actually. I was looking up PollDaddy surveys, and lo and behold was SurveyMonkey. I love it (except for the fact you have to pay if you want to make a survey with more than 10 questions. Grr)!!! 😀 Anyway, I was wondering if you guys could do me a GINORMOUS favor. I made two surveys, one on Celebration of Blogs, and one of this blog. I will be making another one later for Butterfly Forest (once I get more reviews up there), but in the meantime, y’all can take this.
Have fun, y’all. These are perfectly anonymous, so don’t worry about being honest. I’d rather you all be HONEST. Really honest. No lying to BB now. 😀
♥Lots of Love and MOLD,
2008 and 2009 January 6, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, books, contests, family, friends, religion, school and other academic stuff, survey, yearbook.
Tags: LRRH, yearbook
**JUST A QUICK UPDATE ON CoB** Submission date is January 31! The judging system has been removed, but if nods roll on in like crazy, I’ll alert you guys for help counting the votes. Don’t forget to blog about Celebration of Blogs!!! C’mon guys, it’s not that hard, is it? And answer the poll!
I didn’t properly leave 2008 and move on to 2009 as far as my blog goes unlike everyone else. First, I’ll start with the chorus of a really cool song I kinda know how to play: “My, Oh My” by the Wreckers. I think I’ll make it my official New Year’s song.
My, oh my
Look how the time flies
Look how the world changes
in the blink of an eye
My, oh my
Look how the years have flown
Turnin around before you know it
Up and gone
Oh my, oh my, oh my
You guys will think I’m a freak. Seriously. But–ok, no laughing, I’m right out serious–I predicted 2008 a few years ago (I believe it was 2006). I predicted it would be a MAJOR year of changes (and don’t say every year brings many changes). I didn’t really think it’d change my life in the way that it did, but, well, it sure did change my life. Here’s just a quick look back:
1. LRRH – need I say more? I met the awesomest people ever, and they definitely changed my life…and my addiction to the Internet
2. Blogging/Goodreads – all because of LRRH
3. Schools – I had a tough time in the springtime at my old school, but I switched for my sophomore year fall 08, and I LOVE my new school. A definite big change from a small private school to a medium sized public one.
4. Yearbook – I was always in yearbook since 8th grade, but my new school redefined the artsy part of it.
(Now here comes the real stuff, even though I love LRRH and the computer and my new school *coughusuallycough*and yearbook and stuff, this is the SERIOUS part.)
5. Friends – I had to leave friends like anime and Maggs, and friends had to leave my old school like I did–friends like Tessa and Wisdom of Youth (the latter graduated). Then, I met awesome friends, friends who were just as bookish as the ones I mentioned above, like Olivia, ChesneyS (she’s on Goodreads), Vannessa (also on Goodreads), Hannah (Goodreads too!)…there are a ton more. I feel like in 2008, God guided my steps, especially in friends. The crazy part of all this? I think He knew how much I really like hanging out with bookish people, and, as an addition, very Christian (or, if they’re not Christian, Christian-like) people, and that’s exactly what He gave me. Even better, a lot of my friends turned out to be Catholic like me! And on top of all the friends I met at school, I have all of my online friends, who are always in my thoughts and prayers even when I get banned from the computer, even though I’ve never met any of you. Love y’all, and I mean it.
6. *deep breath* Family – we’ve all become so close-knit, ever since what happened to my aunt. And thank goodness she’s perfectly fine now, but that was some roller coaster. I won’t ramble like I did on the “Friends” paragraph.
Now, for my resolutions. I have quite a few.
1. Pray the Rosary daily.
2. Read XYZ amount of books. (I’m embarassed to say the amount; it’s SOOO low compared to how much everyone read in 2008 alone.)
3. Blog at least every three days. (Ok, so I already started failing this. But better a tad bit late than never, right?)
4. Write a review every two weeks or less.
5. Be more prompt on e-mails.
6. Participate in Script Frenzy, NaNoWriMo, and NaBloPoMo (at least once this year for this one).
7. Finish writing Part I of Heaven’s Stars, half of Pandora’s Box, and half of Secrets of a Royal Sorceress.
8. Do everything faster and, therefore, more efficiently. (A major problem for me.)
9. Learn five new songs on the piano and ten new songs on the guitar, then practice them until I get good enough to post myself playing my favorites on YouTube.
10. Try to find time to read the Bible often.
Last note: I copied these off from my cell. Yeah. While I was banned, I jotted down blog notes on my cell. Perty awesome, especially since I figured out how to use T9 mode. w00t! 😀
edit: Some of you might notice I changed my Jango jukebox. On my “Who I Am” page, I will later update it and explain why I did that. On careful examination, one might see how there are fewer artists. Can you guys let me know what song plays? I’m guessing Ashley Monroe plays first…
If Project Playlist Don’t Work… August 13, 2008Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, miscellaneous, music, survey, writings.
Tags: Project Playlist
…then use Jango! I love my Jango Juke Box! (That’s why the first thing you hear when you come on here is some country playing. I’m interested to see what song plays when you come on here. Comments on that please!) Jango is so awesome. I just found it a few minutes ago, and love it. So for those WordPress bloggers out there who love music but can’t use Project Playlist, use Jango! It’s faster, and you just add in artists and there’s your music! Me luv it! 😀
Also, I need some opinions regarding OpenID. I’m trying to figure out what name to use. Sounds dumb, I know, but you see, I’m not sure whether to do “bookbutterflyangel”, “bookbutterfly”, “Lady Dashti” (I know, it’s a laugh, but it’s cute, and I’m really thinking of using this one), or “Lady Dashti (BB)”. Suggestions s’il vous plait?
Another thing: I’m going to have password-protected excerpts coming soon, so be on the look out! I’ve got a password planned, so you can just comment that you’d like me to e-mail it to you. I probably won’t be able to PM stuff for awhile. Sorry about any inconveniences. 😦 There will be more real BB blogging coming later, with a lot more stuff on what’s going on in my life…more fun stuff. I hope I’ll be able to start something called The Scoop (tentative title), about stuff that’s buzzing right now about things that
On a last note, to avoid some confusion, this is THE blog of bookbutterfly. I’m no longer using Blogger for my main blogs. I’ve officially moved.