Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thanks to anunfinishedperson for this week's post, and to Joanne, for the inspiration for this week's post:
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?
I enjoyed reading the posts of various Weekly Geeks for quite awhile before I actually jumped in and joined the fun. My first time was last September, when we did the quote-a-day activity. Originally, for me, Weekly Geeks was a challenge. It was a weekly event that made me think, made me put a little extra effort into my post. It also challenged me to meet new bloggers, since part of Weekly Geeks was to visit the blogs of fellow geeks. Since Weekly Geeks has always had a very fluid membership, often I was visiting different blogs every week. I've added many new blogs to my reader as a result of Weekly Geeks.
Now, in addition to the above, it's about community. It's a way to honor Dewey, who brought so much to the book blogging community. And it's a way to stay connected to fellow geeks and again, to meet other bloggers. In fact, my Google Reader was very busy adding new subscriptions as I read last week's posts!
My favorite Weekly Geeks seem to be the one's that involve pictures. Although pictures weren't required, Fun Facts About Authors usually included pictures. I also enjoyed seeing people's book photo tours.
As for what could be improved, we'd love to see your suggestions for weekly themes! Care and Sheri have both recently sent in suggestions, so don't be shy! If you have an idea for a weekly post, please email weeklygeeksadmin at gmail dot com.