If We Were Having Coffee . . . . . . (I Survived Another Year! Edition)


If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had an awesome Christmas.

Getty stock image.

Getty stock image.

I spent lots of time with my family, ate tons of good food, and my grandson has had a couple of fabulous days with his very first gaming console. If you’re wondering what I got for Christmas myself, I received a pair of texting gloves and a leatherbound planner with time zone tables in the back which is just perfect for keeping track of the social media. My family knows me pretty well 🙂

I’d tell you that even though I did not get as much done over the last couple of weeks as I’d hoped, I’m in good shape. I sent WordPress invitations to three new Sourcerer contributors last week. I have a Litflix on the latest Hobbit movie at Comparative Geeks today. People are sharing some of my posts on Facebook and liking a few of my status updates. Life in the blogosphere is good.

And I would tell you to look at the nominations in this award post at CompGeeks, if you’re looking to meet some nice bloggers. I am familiar with all but three of of those blogs, and most of the bloggers listed in that post are friends. Even though I recently went Award Neutral with Sourcerer, I may actually pass these on just to give you more links to friends’s blogs.

survivor-atoz [2014]And I’d tell you I have two more important posts coming before the new year. My revised April A to Z plan is up at Sourcerer, and tomorrow I am posting a timeline and explaining what I need from my friends to get the Feminist Friday Project rolling again.

I’d tell you I am planning to resume my photoblogging immediately after the new year, to announce new contributors at Sourcerer the first week of January, and to make some improvements here over the next couple of days.

Then I would wish you Happy New Year, and encourage you to keep blogging.

Merry Christmas!



I discovered a veritable stash of these geeky Christmas cards in a 2011 post from Things to Do in LA the other day. Some of them appear to be available on Etsy.

Merry Christmas to all! No more posting here until Saturday. I have a couple of quick, fun things planned to mark the holiday at Sourcerer, but we’re mostly done until next year.

I’ll be back next weekend with a few things that need to get done before school starts back up. Here is a list.

  • A start date for more Feminist Friday discussions.
  • A revised Blogging A to Z plan.
  • An announcement about the resumption of my photoblogging.
  • A few changes here. I’m liking the new Sourcerer so much, I want to make a few improvements here. I can’t recategorize the whole archive right now, but I am going to improve the top menu and make it easier to find some of my best posts from 2014.
  • I am planning to officially announce three new contributors for Sourcerer the weekend after the new year.
Image via Suzie81's Blog, 2014.

Image via Suzie81’s Blog, 2014.

Aside from retweeting things while I stand in lines or hang with family, and checking notifications now and then, I’m done on the public side of Twitter until January.

Everyone I followed the weekend I hosted #SundayBlogShare has had ample time to make up their minds. I’m about to start a massive unfollowing of unfollowers to set myself up for another growth cycle. I want to try and get to 10K before the A to Z Challenge starts in April, and for that I need to maximize my following capacity.

I’ll be around on Facebook. I have a lot of new friends over there. Aside from getting the blogs ready for next year, most of my social media time through the new year is going into getting to know those friends and tweaking my Facebook and WordPress lists so I can keep up with them.

Have a happy holiday season, and keep blogging 🙂

One of my favorite Christmas stories.

 A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote.

There exists, somewhere out there in the multimedia universe, an audio recording of Alec Baldwin reading this story aloud. I heard it on a radio program in Texas in 2000, but have never been able to locate it again.