Sunday, December 07, 2008
I was thinking that it might be nice for those bloggers who are Weekly Geeks to pay tribute to Dewey in the next week or so. To take the time to post to their blogs a "Weekly Geek" post about Dewey--maybe share their favorite posts from her site, maybe share a memory or two about participating in weekly geeks, the bookworms carnival, the 24 Hour Readathon, or one of Dewey's challenges, maybe just share a favorite memory of Dewey in general, what they'll miss most, how they'll remember her, etc. I'm going to post mine today--but bloggers anywhere and everywhere are encouraged to post whenever they want. Please come back to this post to leave your link. I'll be rounding up responses.
On her blog Dewey stated:
My main focus in blogging is community. I want to share my love for books with other bloggers, hear what they think of what they’re reading, and have lots of bookish fun. My non-review blog activities, such as the Bookworms Carnival, the Read-a-thon, Weekly Geeks, the challenges I host or join, and the contests and giveaways in my blog are all meant to build community.
I know many people have referenced this paragraph over the last week. And that’s because Dewey was remarkably successful at what she stated she wanted to do. So successful, in fact, that many people are now carrying on Dewey’s ideas. I think that it’s a wonderful tribute to such a beloved member of our book blogging community that so many people are eager to join together to see her ideas continue.
Of all Dewey’s ideas, my favorites are Weekly Geeks and the Read-a-thon.