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Making Connections

Great for #writers, #authors, #speakers! Thanks, Jamie and Nicholas!

Nicholas C. Rossis

I happened across this brilliant map by Jamie Clark, and I had to share! It shows the different words one can use to make connections, whether to compare, contrast, emphasise etc.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to visit his blog for more awesome stuff!

Making Connections, map by Jamie Lee Clark Making Connections, map by Jamie Lee Clark

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Social Media and Readers’ Advisory: Tumblr

I’m one of those bloggers who resides on #Wordpress and just re-posts to #Tumblr: I now know I’ve been missing out. Plan to do more right on it next month! Thanks for the suggestions and info!

wrapped up in books

Today I’m in Kansas City at a MALA workshop talking about my favorite things: cats, books, libraries, and tumblr. You can find the slides and additional information from the half day workshop at Kaite Stover’s wiki, but here’s the outline and lots of links to accompany my talk. You can also view my slides in googledocs (the gifs animated there, but don’t in slideshare or a downloaded powerpoint).

What’s tumblr?

The boring answer: a microblogging platform and social media site that supports multimedia content that:

  • Allows you to share text, video, images
  • Blends traditional blog with twitter and a plus a little instagram thrown in

But what is tumblr *really?*

Tumblr is…

cat gifs

fandom

books, reading, and libraries

your favorite authors and publishers

your community

conversations

and yes, you have to be careful to avoid NSFW content.

Tumblr is…

184 million blogs!

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#AUTHORS: #Plot Spice, or the 5 Worst Places to Wake Up Unexpectedly

#AUTHORS: In case your plots need some spice, just thought I’d remind you of the 5 Worst Places to Wake Up Unexpectedly. I put them in reverse order, according to my preferences, with One being the worst-case scenario.

If you disagree about my rankings or have your own to add, please put them in the comments at http://www.sallyember.com/blog

  • 5. Wearing your clothes but no shoes, restrained, on a cushioned table, several thousand light-years away from Earth, surrounded by aliens.

    alien abduction
    image from http://www.educatinghumanity.com

  • 4. Without your outerwear, stiff, cold, without ID, keys, money or facts, in the middle of a place you don’t recognize.

    lost woman
    image from http://www.alternet.org

  • 3. Wearing a johnnie, intubated, foggy, in pain, at least one limb in traction, in the ICU.

    ICU man
    image from helifreak.com

  • 2. Naked, hung-over, ashamed and chagrined, having had regrettable sex with someone inappropriate several hours ago.

    morning after drunk
    image from thealcoholenthusiast.com

  • 1. Dressed in your best clothes, surrounded by satin, in a closed coffin.

2011, COFFIN
image from http://www.dailymail.co.uk

#AUTHORS: #Plot Spice, or the 5 Worst Places to Wake Up Unexpectedly

#AUTHORS: In case your plots need some spice, just thought I’d remind you of the 5 Worst Places to Wake Up Unexpectedly. I put them in reverse order, according to my preferences, with One being the worst-case scenario.

If you disagree about my rankings or have your own to add, please put them in the comments at http://www.sallyember.com/blog

  • 5. Wearing your clothes but no shoes, restrained, on a cushioned table, several thousand light-years away from Earth, surrounded by aliens.

    alien abduction
    image from http://www.educatinghumanity.com

  • 4. Without your outerwear, stiff, cold, without ID, keys, money or facts, in the middle of a place you don’t recognize.

    lost woman
    image from http://www.alternet.org

  • 3. Wearing a johnnie, intubated, foggy, in pain, at least one limb in traction, in the ICU.

    ICU man
    image from helifreak.com

  • 2. Naked, hung-over, ashamed and chagrined, having had regrettable sex with someone inappropriate several hours ago.

    morning after drunk
    image from thealcoholenthusiast.com

  • 1. Dressed in your best clothes, surrounded by satin, in a closed coffin.

2011, COFFIN
image from http://www.dailymail.co.uk