Friday, September 2, 2011

Something New

First of all, hey Campaigning buddies! Great to meet you. I'm still getting around to all of your blogs so forgive me if I haven't commented yet. Uh...blame the hurricane. Yes, the hurricane did it.

Fair warning: you'll get a lot of that sort of thing around here.

Anyway, Friday is usually the day I do something about etymology. That's a big part of what I do here on the blog because the origin of words fascinates me to no end. Then on Sundays, I usually talk about writing/reading/publishing. But the occasional rant might be thrown in there because the only thing I'm worse at than keeping my mouth shut is stopping my fingers from typing. And on Tuesdays, I post helpful websites for writers. Or maybe just something fun.

So, did anyone else try out the new Blogger format? I gauge how good a change is by how long it takes me to get used to it. This one was pretty fast. Seriously, I'm used to it now and I've only just finished this post.

EDIT: Okay, I take it back because now it's annoying me. It says I'm not allowed to have an ampersand in my post labels but I don't have one! Apparently, it's real problem was with the apostrophe in Writer's Platform Building Campaign. I don't know what bugs me more, that it showed the wrong symbol or that now the label is grammatically incorrect. No, wait. It's the second thing.

That's all for now : ). If you're of a mind, tell me three things in the comment section so I can get to know you:
           1) Your name/pen name
           2) Your favorite book
           3) Your biggest fear

To be fair, I'll go first.
           1) J E Fritz (My name's Jeanne, but there's a similarly named writer out there so I'm sticking to the initials)
           2) HOUSE OF LEAVES by Mark Danielewski (I love a good horror story)
           3) Spiders. They have too many legs.


  1. I haven't used it yet.

    I'm William Kendall, of course... at least that's my penname.

    My favourite book is Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels.

    And as to a fear...well, the idea of spending any time amongst certain relatives these days leaves me with a good deal of dread.

  2. 1) Chantele Sedgwick
    2) Hmmmm... Just one? I have no idea! I love so many!
    3) Sharks. They have too many teeth.

    Have a great weekend! :D

  3. I'm afraid of spiders too. I haven't tried the new blogger format yet because I am also afraid of change. I missed the deadline for the Campaigner Campaign this time around but had a good time with the last one.

  4. I'm loving the new blogger too, actually making a post about it. I tried it with the mind to switch back and got stuck, lol.

    Name: Myne Whitman
    Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns
    Fear: Losing people I love

  5. I'm not sure about the new format. I don't much like change, but I'm willing to go with it if it works. I've only written one post with it, so I'll have to see.

    I've been following you for a while, but I'll play:
    1. Liz
    2. Choosing a favorite book is like choosing a favorite movie. I don't have just one. Today I'll go with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy just because I'm in that kind of mood.
    3. Being at the top of a ladder. It's a fear of falling thing.

  6. I still have not been able to finish House of Leaves because it really freaks me out - so good though.

    Just a heads up, I have set up a Google Reader with all of Dystopian Group 21 in it to help organize all of our . Link is:

  7. Hmmm
    1. Susan Kane

    2. Favorite book, as in singular? Man. If I could take only one book with me on a trip, I would take my Bible.

    3. Fear: That people will remember me for my flaws, and not my faith.

  8. Ooh, this sounds fun!

    1) Crystal Cheverie (possible pen name, Lea Brown)

    2) Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

    3) Being universally disliked (silly, I know, not to mention pretty impossible, but then most fears kind of are...)

  9. I'm using the new Blogger format. Some things are harder to navigate; I'm still wishing they'd put "Dashboard" back on my blog page from a few format tweaks ago. :/

    1. Su, short for Susan
    2. Hard to say. I just looked over my shelves & still can't pick one. How about, All the Books!
    3. I'm with you on the spiders.


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