This is my recreational blog. It’s named “Just Gene’O” because I sign my best creative work with my first name only. I update once a week on most weeks, but sometimes I do special series or blog about things going on in the blogosphere. Here’s what you can expect from me here.
- #WeekendCoffeeShare post every Saturday. That’s a weekly social blogging event that’s open to anyone if you write an “If We Were Having Coffee” post at any point during the week. Drop me a line or stop by on Saturdays if you want info about Weekend Coffee Share.
- Occasional Posts From Personal Experience. These will be a mixture of just-for-fun posts about things I’ve done, posts about my relationship with my seven-year-old-grandson, and occasional updates on what’s going on with my two puppies, who I absolutely adore.
- Social and Political commentary. I’m trained in the social sciences, among other things, and run a Feminist Friday discussion project with a few friends. We’re working on taking this project to the next level and I’ll provide updates here once we get the next phase under way. I also follow international politics and domestic U.S. politics. I’m unabashedly liberal and I have a strong commitment to social justice. Don’t say you weren’t warned 😉
If you’re looking for fun blogs to follow, try out Sourcerer, a multi-contributor blog I run, Part Time Monster, my sister’s blog, to which I also contribute, and our friends Comparative Geeks, where we both guest blog from time to time. Pay attention to the people who comment on our threads. We know a lot of them and interact with many on multiple networks.
I blog because it’s fun, but I’m obsessed with finding synergies between social media networks and using them to build blog followings. That’s more difficult than it looks, because it requires more reading than writing, and more sharing of others’ work than one’s own. As I figure out new blogging or other social media tricks, I write posts about them as a way of making things easier for people who are up to the same thing I’m up to 🙂
If you don’t know me and you wish to contact me, this page is the best place to leave me a message.
As of August, 2014, I use only original or verified free stock images on this blog. I’m not about to go through eight months’ worth of archives and change every post, but this is my plan going forward. Everything here is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, but I reserve the right to attach more stringent copyrights to individual posts if I feel they warrant it.
I have a very loose, unpublished, comment policy. If this blog ever grows to the point where I need to publish one, I will, but for now my policy is to be nice and give everyone the benefit of the doubt.
Should you choose to mention me, share my work, or cite me, I prefer to be credited simply as Gene’O and have the hyperlink embedded in my name, but I won’t complain if you choose to do it some other way 🙂