About the Blog

All right, so how is this going to work, what with two blogs, a rumor of a third, Twitter, and Facebook? What am I, a full-time blogger-tweeter?

Hmm. I can’t say I’d mind full-time blogging, but no, I don’t see that happening. In fact, I don’t think much will change on my end, at least in terms of post frequency; I’ll just be posting to different places. Stitching for Literacy, reading, and some embroidery posts will be over at the S4L blog. Here in Funk & Weber World,

Big blue sky

the big blue sky’s the limit. Anything goes. Most likely you’ll find what you’ve come to expect: embroidery, crafts, nature, wildlife, gardening, Alaska, creative living, self-sufficiency, stuff and nonsense.

Right now, Facebook and Twitter are just different outlets for these blog posts. I’ve been on FB for a year, and can’t seem to use it as others do. I can comment on other people’s updates, but I almost never post my own. Apparently, Jen does not like to share.

The soundbyte nature of Twitter has never appealed to me. To limit me to 140 characters is to ask me to speak without air, and real-time use simply won’t happen, except on special occasions. I’ve participated in a couple of live Twitter chats, for instance.

But I understand that we all have our favorite ways of reading Internet content. That’s cool. I want you to do things your way while I do things my way, and if I can help facilitate that, all the better. Handy dandy tools that I almost know how to use a teeny-tiny bit (liar, liar, pants on fire) enable me to alert Facebook and Twitter when I post something new here. You can read posts on FB and…well, I don’t know what you can do on Twitter. I haven’t figured that out.

If you’re on Facebook, both Stitching for Literacy and Funk & Weber World posts will be on the Funk & Weber page. I haven’t yet figured out how to get both on our Twitter page, but I’ll try again.

Where I am, however, is here on the blog. This is where I feel most comfortable. I like it here.

Where are you? Do you read these posts on site, in a news aggregator (those long bumpy green/brown things with sharp teeth), on FB, Twitter, somewhere else?

6 Responses to “About the Blog”

  1. Mel

    Hi Jen,

    I use RSS aggregators to follow people’s blogs. However I am a fan of Twitter for personal and professional reasons( I’m a librarian).

    I saw your twitter post and therefore read your article here many hours or days earlier than if I was just relying on my RSS feed which I don’t read as often 🙂

    January 18, 2011 @ 5:11 pm
  2. Hi, Mel. Ah, yes, book folks are all over Twitter. The chats I’ve attended are with readergirlz, YAlit, etc. It’s a great community.

    January 18, 2011 @ 9:39 pm
  3. I read blogs through Google Reader, and only visit the actual blog when I want to leave a comment. I enjoy fb the most now.. a quick update (with no character limit) and bob’s you’re uncle LOL

    January 18, 2011 @ 6:16 pm
  4. I find brevity takes a long time. It makes no sense that I can freely share here but not on FB, but there it is.

    January 18, 2011 @ 9:41 pm
  5. I’m one of those people who think … hmmm lets check FB – and I’ll find your blog update via your FB news feed. Other days I’ll actually go to your website and find out what you’ve been up to. I like to mix it up LOL

    January 18, 2011 @ 7:30 pm
  6. You’re much more on the ball than I am, Janie! If I don’t corral the things I want to (try to) keep up with, I forget and the trains leave without me.

    January 18, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

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