Oct 7, 2008

Blog Update

Country Road 2
Copyright Serena M. Agusto-Cox

In case you haven't noticed, changes are here and more are around the bend.

First off, I want to alert everyone to my sidebar and the Contests! section highlighting a variety of contests and their deadlines. The first new feature on my blog that I hope helps everyone find contests they are interested in and new blogs they can check out.

Secondly, check out Hubbub Around the Blogosphere in the sidebar as well where I list some great articles that raise awareness and issues from fellow bloggers, which may or may not involve books, authors, and others.

Thirdly, I have added a Slideshow of my photos from my Flickr for those interested in photography and any of the events I've talked about. The camera is not far behind my pen and pad when I attend book and poetry events. I figured that would be a great way to incorporate both here on my blog.

Other notable elements on my blog are images and links to some good friends of mine and their journals or respective services. For instance, check out Teddy's Takes, especially if you are a movie buff and want a chance to win great prizes as a subscriber. I've also got links to Beltway Poetry Quarterly, the Fall Into Reading Challenge, and Nanowrimo.

I hope these links are helpful and informative. I'm still working on some more regular features unique to this blog, so stay tuned.

***Don't forget to enter my contest for A Grave in the Air

18 comments:

Dar said...

It's looking great Serena. I lvoe the country road picture-it's beautiful. Thanks for blogging about my giveaway. I appreciate it.

literatehousewife said...

Your post makes me really think hard about my own blog. Thanks for challenging me to do a better job.

Serena said...

Thanks for stopping by and offering your kind words. I'm going to try and keep the contest links updated, though I may not get everyone's in there.

I think there is always room for improvement...at least on my blog.

Darla D said...

I love the changes, Serena - great job!

Serena said...

Thanks. I hoped the changes would be helpful or at least interesting to my readers!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Love it Serena, and thanks for adding me to the Hub-Bub :)
You are in my blogroll for book sites, just so you know.

Serena said...

Thanks for stopping by. You are in my blog roll. I know you are in my bloglines!

Jeannie said...

I really like the changes to your blog, Serena. I also like the picture of the path. Don't tell me that the drive up to your house! You'd be one lucky gal to view that landscape every day.

Serena said...

Unfortunately, that is not my path. It's the driveway for a cabin that my husband and I rented when my parents visited. We took them to Virginia for a little relaxation. It was fun and the view was fantastic.

Nymeth said...

It does look great, and thanks for sharing those links. I really like Vonnegut's list of rules.

PS: You won my BAFAB giveaway! Congratulations :) Send me your address and I'll get the book send to you.

naida said...

wonderful photo, I love this time of year when the leaves change.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

J. Kaye Oldner said...

You are gonna do the NaNoWriMo? I should, but will pass this year.

Serena said...

I do the NanoWriMo every year, but I have not finished it yet. I hope one of these years, I will finish.

Serena said...

Naida: I totally agree, this season is beautiful.

Nymeth: I can't believe I won your contest. I just emailed you my address. Thanks for checking out the hubbub!

Shana @ Literarily said...

Serena, I love the changes.

That photo is GORGEOUS. I love that your adding your photography to your blog. Can't wait to see more!

Serena said...

Shana: Thanks for coming by and taking a look. I really love photography. I will probably add a regular feature of that as well at some point.

Anna said...

Great changes! I know you've been talking about them a lot, glad to see you're putting them in action!

I'm glad you'll be focusing on your photography a bit more. You're really good at it.

I need to update my blog as well. Who knows when I'll get to it though.

--Anna
http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com

Serena said...

we'll see what happens. It has taken me a long while to add features, and I'm now thinking about the poetry and photography angle more to get that incorporated.