Fall Preview and Revised Social Media Strategy

This post is to let you know what to expect from Sourcerer over the next couple of months. The next month is the busiest time of the year for me offline, and I can already tell  our views are going to take a hit this month. That’s not unexpected. If you’ll recall, I predicted a month ago that we’d have a down month in July or August. It’s been a phenomenal summer, but fall is upon me even though the weather hasn’t changed yet.selfportrait1

Since I don’t have time to blog all-out for the next month, I’m going to focus on reorganizing my social media (which I’ve already started doing) and on keeping up with other bloggers. That means one post per day, except on weeks when I have too many contributions to keep it to one a day. It also means I won’t be doing many long-form written posts of my own here.

I’m engaged to blog about the new season of Doctor Who for Part Time Monster, I am in the process of rebooting my own blog, Just Gene’O, and I want to do some posting for Quaint Jeremys Thoughts. I’ve always considered myself the administrator of this blog rather than the owner. I’m willing to allow it to stand or fall based on the quality of the contributions we’re able to publish. At minimum, though, I’ll make sure it’s updated with photoblogs, music videos, and open threads while I’m reorganizing. Basically, I’ll keep it flowing until everyone has time to contribute again.

A quick status update on the features you’re accustomed to seeing here:

Feminist Friday — I don’t know that I’ll be ready to start it back up this week. The consensus of the people I collaborate closely with on this feature seems to be that I need to do a review/restart post at the Monster before we begin the next round. I’m in agreement, but I have to find the time to review the last six weeks of discussions and write the post. That’s unlikely to happen by Friday. These discussions will be back, though, and in the meantime, I’ll promote Feminist Friday posts for other bloggers if I’m given enough lead time to do it.

Sunday/Monday Blogging Posts — On hold for two or three weeks. This one will also come back because it’s the most popular thing aside from photoblogging, that I, personally, do. I enjoy writing specifically for bloggers and I love it when people tell me the info in those posts was helpful. Long-term, it’s not going anywhere.

Weekend Coffee Posts — Rather than doing these exclusively on Saturdays, I’ll do them on the day that makes the most sense. On some weeks, that could mean Monday mornings Eventually, they’ll  move back to Just Gene’O.

Photoblogging — I’ll be doing quite a bit of it here over the next couple weeks, but as soon as it’s feasible, I’m cutting Sourcerer back to one photos a week and doing most of my photoblogging at Just Gene’O, Part Time Monster, and Quaint Jeremy’s Thoughts.

If you’re collaborating with me or following on several social media networks, you want to read the rest of this, but have a great week, whether you read the rest or not 🙂 It’s been a fabulous summer, and I appreciate all the stop-bys, likes, comments, and links. thanks

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What do we do for Feminist Friday this week?

These days, the minute the Feminist Friday post hits and I see the discussion taking off, I start thinking about the next one. I floated this idea on Sunday:

I believe what I heard, if I understood correctly, is that talking about #yesallwomen for another week is a fine idea, but if we do, we need to talk about what the next step might be, or where to go from here. Which I take to mean how to take these stories and use them to change peoples’ behavior. Correct me if I’m wrong. These late Tuesday posts are about getting stuff straight and figuring out what I need to do next to keep our discussions going.

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I don’t know that I have a lot of wisdom about what to do next. My advice from the very beginning has been to help keep #yesallwomen going for as long as possible, and Diana and I had a conversation on last week’s thread about the importance of documenting those tweets before they evaporate. I’m happy for someone else to post about it, but I’m also willing to try one myself and see what happens.

My other option is to try and push forward on education. The CompGeeks discussion and Brandie’s #yesallwomen post both gave me ideas about that, and I’m confident I can put something together. The blog is otherwise covered for the week.

I can go either way, and I’m open to suggestions. I’ll need to make the decision tomorrow evening at the latest.

One last thing. I’m discussing with Diana the possibility of moving my own Feminist Friday posts to Part Time Monster. That makes sense to me, for a lot of reasons. I’d like to know what the other folks who are supporting these discussions week in and week out would think about that move.

 

Ring Them Bells

This morning, I included a video of Sarah Jarosz with Jerry Douglas in my post about tomorrow’s #FeministFriday post at Drifting Through. This version is different, and it’s the perfect way to end the day. I encourage you to visit @gkelly73‘s blog tomorrow. Thoughts on the music below.

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I’m told there will be a #FeministFriday post at Drifting Through tomorrow. I am hoping for a good discussion on the thread. If we manage to have one, it will be the sixth Friday in a row that we’ve managed to have a good discussion about gender inequality. I’ll certainly chime in if I have anything to say, and I will read every word of the thread. Remarks about the photo below.

Image © Gene'O, 2014. Free to use with credit, which means a link.

Image © Gene’O, 2014. Free to use with credit, which means a link.

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