I’ve been saving these links for at least six months assuming I’d eventually find a way to create more thematic posts with them. That didn’t happen. So instead here are some more random links I stumbled upon via my own Internet wanderings and also Twitter.
- I’m not a big Oprah follower. BUT this article for organizing bookshelves was interesting: http://www.oprah.com/home/Organizing-Ideas-for-Your-Bookshelves-Tips-for-Clutter (Although I’ve already broken one because I get rid of signed books all the time–though usually to pass them on to good homes!) I tend to be good with book turnaround–the part where I really need organization help is with figuring out what to read and what to skip.
- PC World has this great article on the 21 worst tech habits and how to break them: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2035704/the-21-worst-tech-habits-and-how-to-break-them.html Some of them are common sense (don’t leave tech lying around for thieves!) but other tips like having proper posture while working are good reminders. I always forget to keep my feet on the floor so that one is a particularly important thing I need to remember.
- Just trust me on this: You want a visual dictionary that is available online! http://visual.merriam-webster.com/index.php
- Confession: Extinct animals creep me out. I love watching documentaries about dinosaurs and discussing all the weird decisions archealogists have made with my mom (a dinosaur with tiny little arms? Really?) But looking at pictures of other long gone creatures is enough to give me chills. I’m not sure bringing some of these guys back is the best idea. On the other hand, I’d love to meet a real live Dodo or Thylacine. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/scientists-want-to-bring-some-animals-back-from-extinction-211102151.html
- A song about 1943 slang? BOOM! Here you go: http://mentalfloss.com/article/49279/11-terms-knock-your-socks-1943-song-about-slang
- This is a site that (assuming your contact info doesn’t change) lets you write messages to yourself. FROM THE PAST. While it’s not quite as cool as time travel it is a much easier way to send wisdom forward with burying a time capsule or having someone wait a few years to mail an actual letter. http://www.futureme.org/
- I’m not sure how interesting this is to anyone else, but as a blogger I was intrigued by this post on setting a schedule for blog posts to publish: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2012/11/17/set-a-posting-schedule-that-encourages-shares-and-pageviews/ It’s not rocket science but it does confirm some of my own suspicions on the merits of posting early in the day and during the week.
- I’m not saying I cut my hair to better match the picture I use online (ie on Twitter). But I’m not denying it either. Humor aside, managing your digitial presence is important and this article has some tips! http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/manage-your-digital-identity
- Again not necessarily a post for everyone but some valuable information on image use in the world of book blogging. (Remember to always make sure fair use is in play!) http://parajunkee.com/2013/01/book-blogging-101-copyright-on-images-and-artwork.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=book-blogging-101-copyright-on-images-and-artwork