Despite the title, the book Problogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse is not only for bloggers who are looking to make money. While it does have some good tips on ad placement and other ways to make money from blogging, the majority of the book focuses on building and maintaining a successful blog. I have been reading Darren’s blog Problogger that spawned this book for some time now. While some of the things talked about in the book have been mentioned on the website in the past, it has a lot more in depth information and tips. Anyone who is serious about blogging and would like to learn how to hone their skills a little should check this book out.
I read this today. It was awesome. The art is beautiful. You should read it too.
So awesome. The voice-over with Harry and Dumbledore at the end is so good.
I’ve been considering re-reading the Harry Potter series. It would be my third time for books 1-4, but only my second time for 5-7. Five was when I began reading the books as they came out, and due to the long gaps I feel like I missed a lot of the intricacies of the plot due to hazy memory, especially as the series went on and became more complex and self-referencing.
The problem, though, is re-reading the entire Harry Potter series is making a serious commitment. Either A) It would take at least a couple months or B) I would do nothing but go to school, go to work, and read Harry Potter for a couple weeks (and maybe not go to school or work quite as much as I should). If the past experience is any indicator, the latter is way more likely to be the case. This is why I’ve been putting it off since before the Deathly Hallows came out. I love Harry Potter, like seriously LOVE Harry Potter, but it’s definitely a mixed blessing.
Anyway, if I do decide to make the plunge, I should probably do it before the movie comes out in November.
Since moving into the new apartment, our books about been in serious disarray. We had three large book shelves and one medium-sized book shelf in our old apartment, plus random groupings of books around the house. Here, there is only room for one large book shelf.
Upon moving in we got creative, tucking books under desks, on top of dressers, under night stands; all in little mini-shelves made of crates. Still, we had four large boxes of books hiding in the closet and nowhere to put them. Since then, we’ve been purging books like mad. We sold a bunch to friends and the ones we didn’t sell were slowly lugged to Rustbelt Books, a local used book store, and were bought for almost nothing.
While I thought it would be difficult to get rid of so many of my books, in the end I am completely satisfied. I have a much more refined collection and am way less overwhelmed when browsing for something to read. Less is definitely more, especially when living in a small one bedroom.
Tonight, after selling the last batch of 14 books to Rustbelt for $10, we did some major book re-arranging. While we haven’t gotten everything in order, I’m pretty confident saying we now have room for all of our books (outside of the closet). Though, with both of our book-aquiring habits, I’m not sure how long it will last.
Above is a section of the one bookshelf we have left, which towers over our tiny livingroom.
I’ve tried to start graphic novel series’ many times, but have never been able to get past the 2nd volume without being bored out of my mind (maybe i’ve just been picking up the wrong graphic novels?) I just finished Vol. 3 of Y: The Last Man and it is by far the best comic series i have EVER read. The writing (done by Brian K. Vaughan) is some of the best i have ever read in any format. He writes with the perfect mixture of sci-fi, comedy, wit, and suspense that keeps you hooked.
I have seven more volumes to go. I can’t decide whether i want to blow through them because it’s such a good read, or savor it and make them last for a while. Unfortunately, I highly doubt I will be doing the latter.
I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
This poem basically sums up my personal philosophy on life.
Eva posted this in her personal Tumblr, but i think it definitely belongs here as well.