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Red House Books is going through a bit of a update!

I've always had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted this space to be but I've been detoured from my path by...lots and lost of other people's opinions and ways of doing things...

I'm committed to this little chunk of the interweb but I've also branched out into other places so! Now it's time to think of Red House Books as more of a hub of all things me! And Me is a hell of a lot of book love!

Stay tuned!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Places to find me in 2012

I'm everywhere!! Mwahahahaha!
Ok...not really...but I do love the Internet and there are many places you can find me on any given day :)
I'll add to and edit this list as needed

Ways to follow / contact / find me :)
All of these can also be found in my side bar

Google Friend Connect
Google will be disallowing GFC on non Blogger sites...soonish? So you won't see this widget on Wordpress or LiveJournal blogs in the future. I'm still all Blogger and I've kept my GFC for those folks who like to use it. I still use it to follow blogs because I like Blogger's dashboard interface and I use Google Reader's blogs I follow feature to keep track of my subscriptions.
It's awesome to see my followers increase (and anyone who tells you it really doesn't make any difference to them is probably lying to someone) BUT even if I had 1 follower / reader I would still do what I do because I started this blog for me and I'm having a blast with it!
So, if you are so inclined you can click on the little 'Join This Site' button off to the right

RSS Feed
Another way to follow along with all the nonsense wonderfully interesting things I post here at Red House Books :) You can also input my url directly into your favorite Reader (http://redhousebooks.blogspot.com)

I absolutely love Twitter!
I stalk follow so many great people! Sometimes I do feel like I am ease dropping in on other people's conversations but if you didn't want it to be public you should not be saying it on Twitter :)
I don't auto follow back but I do follow back most bloggers and authors that follow me if we have things in common.
I'm also obsessively compulsive about checking my @ mentions so if you say something to me I'm most likely going to respond to you!

Say what you will about the ridiculousness of the star rating system of Goodreads, I still love it. So much information in one place. I use it everyday! I also accept every friend request I get - if you want to see what I'm reading, I'm not going to stop you.
I do not however, respond to emails nor do I pay any attention to alerts or notices about contests, blog hops, special events or anything of the sort. If you try to get my attention this way, you will fail :)

LT holds a special place in my heart as it's what lead me to blogging in the first place. I'm not as active in the discussion groups as I used to be but I try to keep my bookshelves organized and I love their widgets - much better then Goodreads IMO.
I'll accept any friend request and reply to messages but I don't check very often so don't take it personally if I don't respond quickly.

Something I just started this year...it's not really much of anything yet but I can myself using it a lot more in the future. I'm not on very much but I would like to add to my followers so if you have  Tumblr let me know and I'll follow you!

So far only my In My Mailbox vlogs. I don't think that will change in the future as I'm not much of a vlogger but who knows :)

Facebook Page
This one is tied to an account that is only for my online presence. Yes, the FB gods may strike me down for having more then one FB account and not using my real name on one of them *gasp* but I don't really care. My 'real' FB account is only for people I have actually met and / or know really well...and I don't even use it that much anyway ;)
If you're into FB you can "Like" my page as all my blog posts will appear in Red House Book's Fan Page feed. You can also follow via Networked Blogs (link is in sidebar)

Google +
I still don't really know how to use Google+ to it's fullest potential and I can't figure out a way to publish my blog posts to my G+ feed...but I do plan on working on this more in the future - and  help would be appreciated too :)

A not so great way to find and buy books online :) Say what you want about how evil it is, it's hard to avoid and really, for some, it's the only way they can buy books. I buy local whenever I can but for me that means 1 bookstore to shop in with the closest 'big' chain store over an hour away.
I'm not an affiliate so any links I might post here will in no way equal a potential commission. I do however upload my reviews to my account because even though I don't love Amazon, I'm usually asked to post reviews here by publishers, publicists and authors and I really don't mind or care if Amazon uses my words to take over the world!

Now this is just for fun :) I do have a book related awesomeness board so it's not completely unrelated :)

Email Me
Anytime! WilowRaven at gmail dot com

1 comment:

  1. I love twitter a little too much. And probably say a little too much although it's public.


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