Weekend Music: He’s Got A Dream!

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From Disney’s Tangled. Seems a good choice, since I’m using the weekend music to encourage everyone to do the #WeekendCoffeeShare at PartTimeMonster, and we all know how much Diana loves some animated musicals. It also it has comic villains who aren’t really The Bad Guys singing merrily about their aspirations.

If you plan to write a coffee post this weekend, or have written one already, there will be a linky at the Monster tomorrow to share your post, and you can also tweet your link to #WeekendCoffeeShare and other bloggers might retweet it! Mine will run at Just Gene’O

Happy Friday!

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Blog Traffic and Engagement: Quick and Easy Edition

Today I have a reminder and an idea to float.

The reminder: I’m having a linkup at Just Gene’O, my new-and-improved personal blog. All you have to do to join in is drop an “If We Were Having Coffee” post on my thread over there. I’ll read, comment on, and tweet links to the posts I didn’t get to yesterday starting around 2 p.m. Eastern Time. I’ll also pin them to this board. That’s about 5 hours from now. I’m not going to totally shut down the thread, but once I’m done sharing today, I can’t make any promises about when I’ll read or share the late submissions.

The idea: Facebook. Those of us with fanpages should figure out a¬†way to get together on Facebook some weekend and interact as our fanpages. I’d love to brainstorm about that if anyone’s interested. I don’t have a fully-formed idea yet, but there has to be some way to do it. The number of people who were willing to write coffee posts and share the links with me tells me there must be a way.

That’s all. Happy Sunday!

A Social Saturday Thank You Note

The If We Were Having Coffee linkfest at Just Gene’O is going very well. Before I get started visiting and sharing links over there, I need to give Suzie81 credit for giving me the idea of turning the first coffee post at the new blog into a linkup.

Suzie did an awesome linkup last week. I joined in and then did my own Social Saturday thing in which I went to her thread after it closed and shared everyone who participated with at least one of my social media accounts. A few days later, I caught a conversation on my Twitter feed that Suzie was having with another blogger about the coffee posts, which she also writes.

I decided to roll both things into one and do it this weekend at Just Gene’O. I meant to credit Suzie in one of the announcements or in the coffee post itself, but I’ve had such a crazy week and have been in such a hurry to get this done today, it kept slipping my mind.

Thanks, Suzie, for giving me this fabulous idea! I wish I’d seen your social media meet and greet the day you posted it. You’re right about developing links between your blogs and other social media; I’m doing much the same thing, and at some point I’ll put links all my accounts in a post.

Open Thread: Chaotic Regrouping Edition

I don’t know whether I’m coming or going this week, so I’ll give you a couple of bullet points and encourage you to chatter away on the thread.

  • I’m hosting a linkup at my newly-renovated blog Just Gene’O over the weekend. All you need to do to join the fun is toselfportrait1 write an “If We Were Having Coffee” post and drop me the link. You get bonus points for visiting people who share their links and for talking to bloggers other than me on the thread, though. You can find the details at Part Time Monster.
  • I’ll have an update on our various features early next week, and I promise you, the Wednesday comics posts aren’t going anywhere over the long term. We’re just reorganizing a bit right now.

So, how was your week?