I could not take part in Bloggeista because I didn’t have enough time on the weekend, but this Weekly Geeks is exactly about that, cleaning up the blog in the shortest time possible.
Broken Links: I don’t think there are any broken links on my blog. If have come across any, please do let me know.
Blog backup: I backed up my blog inspired by Jackie’s post. So that’s one more thing I wanted to do for a long time which took only a minute or so.
I want to make categories based on the place the book is set in. what do you think? Is that a good idea? I’ll try it for a few posts and see how it goes.
I cleaned up my google reader a bit. I have 257 subscriptions currently and I cannot unsubscribe from any blogs. So what I have done is created another folder called Frequent. I have moved all the blogs that I read and comment on regularly in that folder. It took me quite some time. I have around 50 blogs in that folder. But I do visit the other blogs as and when I have time.
I have my set ways of blog reading as it is. I first visit the blogs that have commented on my blog. Then I start with the Frequent folder and visit all the blogs there and then I visit random blogs from the other folders too. It still does take up a lot of time.
Now we go to Bookshelves in my house. Before I was married I had only 2 shelves where I had to stack 300-400 books.
Now I have more space but I could get only 50-60 books here. I still love my new shelves though 🙂
See? I told you I don’t have many books here in Singapore. Someday, it will all be packed, hopefully 🙂
Weekly Geeks says get rid of unwanted books and get a library card. Get rid of books? No way. There is no such thing as unwanted books. But yes, I do have a library card. I got it the first week I came here. These are the books I got from the library last week.
I got a CD to learn Mandarin and it is very difficult. I can’t remember a single word of what I heard.
The other books are:
East of the Sun
Clay by David Almond
The Camel Bookmobile. I don’t know how many books will I be able to read till the due date but I’m trying my best.
Oh…I almost forgot, I found a new Photo Editing Software. Isn’t it neat 🙂
I know. I can never get rid of books. With a collection of over 700 books I am still not able to give up my precious books. I am sure you will fill the entire shelves in a short time 🙂
Your bookshelf is really nice.
Good luck with the new language ..
I hope so too, it feels weird looking at an almost empty bookshelf 🙂
Thanks for sharing photos of your bookshelves. I love taking a peak into other blogger’s homes 🙂 I need to create A Google Reader.
You don’t have a reader account??? You should do it as soon as possible, you have no idea how easy that would make your life 🙂
If I ever get the house cleaned up enough, I’ll take pictures of my book mess. It’d make great Halloween scary pics. I love the photo editing stuff. I need to get a good one myself.
I’ve been trying for about 10 years or so, off and on, to kinda learn Vietnamese since that’s my youngest daughter’s heritage. For the life of me, however, I can never remember the words for longer than a few hours. The only Chinese I know is “Nee how ma” (which isn’t the correct spelling) and “xie xie”. It seems to be enough at the Chinese restaurant, though 🙂
haha…same here. You know more Chinese than I do. I just learned how to say excuse me and forgot it in 10 mins flat 🙂
Whoa! I saw that picture of you and I was so confused as why you would be burning it but then I read your comment about it. That is a really neat editing software!
🙂 I didn’t think it would look weird at the first glance 🙂 I think I forgot to link it. it’s fotophunia.com
I can’t get rid of books either! For books that I don’t keep or re-read, I’d add them onto my BookMooch inventory hopefully someone will mooch from me, or I’ll give/donate them away.
I look forward to meeting you soon! So then I’ll be able to teach you more on Mandarin. ;P
I’m looking forward to meeting you too, learning Mandarin from you would be fun 🙂
Sounds like you’ve been busy! Thanks for sharing all of that. It’s nice to see what all you’ve been up to 🙂
I need to do some blog housekeeping too! There’s just not enough hours in a day!
Hi Violet, I wish you all the best in learning Mandarin! 🙂
I’ve been doing some housekeeping too.
I need to get do some housekeeping on my bloglines; I may give google reader a try instead but it looks complicated and I’m a bit easily scared off by complex things!
Nice shelves, I hope you get to get more of books in singapore soon. 🙂 I am staying with friends at the moment so I’ve went from having hundreds on my shelves to having 6 in the corner of one of theirs. Poor lonely books.
haha, yes, poor lonely books 🙂
Google reader is like the simplest and most convenient thing once you get used to it 🙂
It is great to hear that you backed up your blog!
Sorry to hear you don’t have that many books – I hope you manage to get a few more soon!
Good luck with the Mandarin!
I have the same system with my blogs on Google Reader. I have them placed into categories 1, 2, and 3. 1 being what I always read, 2 being if I have time, and 3 not so much.
I love that you got a library card as soon as you got there! hehe. 😀
I’ve always wanted to learn a new language. I’m sure you’ll be fine with Mandarin. I went on a French Exchange when I was a teenager and learned so many new French words and phrases! More than four whole years of lessons! It’s all about interacting with the people. Good luck, hun. 😀
Interacting helps, doesn’t it? Unfortunately I don’t know any Chinese personally or it would have been so much easier 🙂
yay for getting things done! I need to devote some time to blog housekeeping, but sadly real life has been taking precedence :
“there is no such thing as an unwanted book”. So true! Even when I no longer want some of mine, I know someone else will, so that’s when I donate them to the library!
Unwanted books? What is that?
You actually did a lot more than I did, and I participated in the bloggiesta! 🙂 Good job!
Any particular reason you are trying to learn Mandarin?
I love your photo editing software LOL.
I have a section in my google reader for the blogs I read more frequently too. It helps!
I recently moved to Singapore and Mandarin is one of the languages that is spoken here 🙂