Literary Friday ya’ll……

It’s Friday- the weekend is almost here- we can almost touch it!


1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: Louisiana Book Festival wrap-up (plus a picture of me, Erin and Rita Leganski!), a video of Erin interviewing Shirley Ann Grau, a #giveaway of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, and much more!

Next week (when I finally get all my pics uploaded and organized), I’ll be posting about my first time experience at the Louisiana Book Festival- but Deep South Mag’s is EXCELLENT!


2. Blog Talk: Today, Rebecca at Love First Book gives us access to this cute printable blog planners! Maybe you are more of a digital person- and that’s great! But wouldn’t it be nice to have 1 binder where all your bloggy stuff is? Use the printables! Get organized. Your blog will thank you! Want more Blog Talk? Check out my Thursday Mashup– there’s talk of how to increase traffic, blog tips and much more (all thanks to other bloggers who are kicking butt and taking names in the bloggy world!)


3. Giveaway news: Closed the Cover and Book2Buzz teamed up to create a fantastic giveaway- and I, Traveling With T, is part of it! Visit here for the details! Want more giveaway? See my Thursday Mashup for other giveaway news!


4. Last night I was reading a few blogs and looking over some others that I’d been meaning to check out- The Book Musings was one of those I’d meaning to look at. I noticed a blog post in her Top Posts and Pages titled Please Don’t Reblog Our Content- so I clicked on it to read. M talks about how she does not care for the WordPress feature of re-blogging a post for a variety of reasons- but mainly because she works hard on having unique content at her blog. I had never actually even thought about this- but after reading her views, I’m curious as to what other people think. Re-blog or not? Should you ASK the blog before you re-blog?

I have re-blogged a few things in my time- bloggy friends post and the likes. I’ve always considered it a shout-out (since if you click to read, it directs you to the original website post). For Book Lovers Unite, before my co-host had to take a break- re-blogging worked great for us to make sure fans of our blogs were aware that new discussion questions had been posted. However, I’ve also had a negative experience- I wrote a post about Chick Lit and Body Image- and a bloggy friend re-blogged it. Months later a person commented on the post being negative and thinking that the people who re-blogged the post actually wrote it (their blog was about getting Men to read books).

Re-blogging is a feature I don’t mind- but use responsibly. Think about target audiences and if someone asks you to remove the re-blogged content, respect their wishes.


5. Week 1 Discussion Questions about Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn. Join in the discussion! This book is fast-paced and exciting!


6. What are your #fridayreads? I’m reading Sleigh Belles by Beth Albright. I’m in the mood for a mystery- any suggestions?


Happy Reading!




11 thoughts on “Literary Friday ya’ll……

  1. For the reblogging, I think there’s a difference. I might shout out a post, summarize it, and send you over to someone’s blog. But I believe that if you want to reblog, as in click the reblog button, then I think it is nicer if you ask permission first.

    And as always, thanks for the shout out! You almost can have a compilation post of blog tips, you’ve shouted-out so many!!!

    • That’s normally what I do as well. But honestly, I’ve never really thought about the whole reblogging thing before. Occasionally I have reblogged (and I guess now thinking about it I should have asked for permission) but it was either interviews about me or book discussion questions for Book Lovers Unite.

      I do wonder how many bloggers have disclaimers that state “no reblogging, please”

      Interestingly- I think that when you go from to .com- the reblogging feature will not work. I seem to remember that from seeing some wordpress blogs that changed to a .com

      And yes! Ya’ll have kept me busy with the great tips. I’m itching to get started using some for my blog (and maybe writing a huge SHOUT-OUT to ya’ll!)

  2. Thanks for the shout out! 🙂
    I actually didn’t write that post for TBM, I wrote it at a time when I was still co-author of another blog and people would reblog and refused to take it off. Especially those with spam blogs (whose blog is entirely made up of reblogs) 😦 My friend was nice enough to let me import all my old posts into my new blog.

    Your post reminded me now that I should put a disclaimer in this post, because of the fact that I still feel the same, I didn’t delete it. I guess reblogging is a subjective thing and that some people just prefer a shout out in terms of a link. Thanks again for the link up.

  3. Is re-blogging copying another blogger’s post in its entirety. I don’t do that but usually just write my own thoughts with a link for the shout-out. I am really careful to make sure everything on my blog is my own content. I didn’t really think to put a disclaimer that I don’t want my content re-blogged, I would rather have a link shout-out. Great conversation! Something I didn’t really think about. Have a great weekend. I look forward to your info on

    • Yep, reblogging is copying another post in it’s entirety. Well it’ll show a bit of it, then it’ll say read more- and when you click on it- redirects you to the original site. It’s interesting to hear people’s reactions about it.

      Yes, I can’t wait to post about the LA Book Fest- and yes, you did hear about the Deep South Mag travel app from me (I posted it on my Bookish Bucket List). I should have the pics and info posted this week! It was a fun experience!

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