Saturday, January 17, 2009

Weekly Geeks, second week

This week it is Joanne from The Book Zombie who is hosting Weekly Geeks. Once again I have to say that it is great there are people out there, taking time out of their probably busy lives to write the Weekly Geeks-posts. I already enjoy it a great deal.
Anyway, Joanne asks:

For those who have been with the group, either from the start or joined within recent months, what does being a member mean to you? What do you enjoy about the group? What are some of your more memorable Weekly Geeks that we might could do again? What could be improved as we continue the legacy that Dewey gave us? For those just joining us, why did you sign up for Weekly Geeks? What would you like to see here?

I became a member of Weekly Geeks back in October, so unfortunately, I did not have the honor to get to know Dewey that well. But through the Weekly Geeks I soon found so many interesting blogs, that my reader and bloglist went from being very small to almost spilling over. But that was not the greatest thing. The greatest thing was, and is, all the fantastic and fun bloggers I have met through Weekly Geeks. That is what I enjoy most of all. I also remember doing a Weekly Geek-post about a favorite author. I made mine about Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstockings "mother". You can read it here if you want. This was only back in November, so I don't think there is any reason to repeat it here and now, but in the future, this will be a fun repeat I think. Personally I want to improve by trying to read (an ideally also comment) on all participants in the Weekly Geeks where I participate myself. I don't have any other ideas for improvement right now, as I think you all do such an amazing job!

24 comments:

Ali said...

I remember your Astrid Lindgren post, that was a good one!

crazycommamomma said...

New Weekly Geek here. I look so forward to getting to know all of you and reading your great posts!

The Holistic Knitter said...

I'm new too. I love dicovering new blogs to read...like yours ;0)
http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/weekly-geeks-17109.html

Bogsider said...

@ Ali, thanks a lot :o)

@ crazycommamomma and Holistic Knitter, thanks for dropping by. I am heading straight to your places. I also love to meet new knitters.

Terri said...

I also remember your Pippi Longstockings post, that was great!

Maree said...

I remember your Pippi Longstocking post, too. That was a good one _ and I agree, it would make a good future repeat topic.
Happy Weekly Geeks ;)

naida said...

WG is a great way to meet other bloggers :)
the fav author post was fun!

http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Becky said...

I liked that one too. I don't think I caught your post then, but I just read Pippi last fall and loved it. I read the new edition with illustrations by Lauren Child. Have you seen that one?

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

I agree with you about meeting new bloggers. :-)

Kerrie said...

I think that being part of a community, having people aware of your blog, is probably the best part, but I did enjoy some of the activities too.

Bernadette in Australia said...

I found your blog via Weekly Geeks originally and now I read every post (even if I don't always comment...sometimes I just can't think of anything to say).

Dorte H said...

I sit here laughing because I have just read your Astrid Lindgren post. Are there Scandinavian grown-ups who do not love her??
Thank you for this pleasure.

Alessandra said...

I've just read your Astrid Lindgren post. It was great! I love Pippi!

I missed that particular WG week. Pity. I'd love to do it again sometime.

Bogsider said...

Thanks a lot for your comments here all of you :-) I think it is time for me to have a look around the newest Weekly Geeks posts.

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Thanks so much for visting my blog and the warm welcome to WG!! I am thrilled already as I have found some great new blogs like yours! I also love that there are so many WG that are from different countries. I just read your Astrid Lindgren post and it was fantastic!
I love Pippi Longstocking and read the book when I was a young girl. I am a redhead and so wanted to be like Pippi!! I should go back and read it again now as an adult.

Bogsider said...

Welcome, Bonnie, it is great to see you here as well. And I love that so many people seem to have liked the Pippi-post :-) Thanks a lot for your kind words.

Kerry said...

I think it's great the way we find things we have in common with people that seem on the surface to be so different from us.

Staci said...

I love how Weekly Geeks is helping create such a wonderful community of book bloggers!!

softdrink said...

Sounds like everyone has great memories of your Astrid post...I do too...in fact, I think that's how we "met." :-D

Bogsider said...

Kerrie, Stacie and softdrink, thanks a lot for your comments. And yes, I also think it is funny how many people remember that Astrid-post. Thanks :o)

Chris said...

I loved the author spotlight too! I remember your Pippi post ;)

Bogsider said...

Hey Chris, wondering if I should write something else about Pippi...on the other hand, one should never try and repeat a succes or so they say ;o) Thanks for your comment and have a great day!

Dorte H said...

Pippi is having a come-back these days among crime fiction fans so there might be many interested readers. After my piece on Salander & Longstocking, some of my British readers have started searching their bookshelves for old volumes of our Scandinavian heroine :)

Bogsider said...

Well, I myself is rather tempted to find some of my old Pippi books next time I visit my parents. I think they still got them :-)