Saturday, 13 August 2011

Kudos and Time Trials........

I've become so much more aware of time differences in other countries since I started blogging. As I type right now it's 1:47pm Saturday in Australia. Which means it's about 11pm the day before in general in the US and 5am in the UK. I only mention the US and UK because it's where most of my blogger friends are from. I'm finding the time difference to be very disruptive to my posting and commenting efforts. I post and comment while everyone is asleep and they do the same for me. It's like we're perpetually playing a game of blogger cat and mouse. Actually that sounds kinda fun....
      Anyway, I guess the point of this post is to say: If I don't respond for a while, don't despair. I'm probably in dreamland conjuring up my next great novel. But I'll be back in the morning and will return all your comments.
      In other news, I've decided that from now on, if I read and review a book that was recommended to me by another blogger, I am going to add a link back to the other blogger's page. It only seems fair and I am all for blogger kudos right now.

Have a great Saturday everyone.

*This is completely random but if I see one more TEAM PEETA icon I think I'm going to scream.

19 comments:

  1. Blogger cat and mouse huh? lol I've always wondered about time differences. It something that has bugged me too. I'm such a night owl though that when I'm up at 3 or 4 in the morning everyone I know is asleep. You know I still confuse our 1 and 2 hour differences here in the US. I'm right in the middle so for one side it's either/or. Darn time!

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  2. Ash: I write better at night, or at least I plot better at night even if my writing is sub par. Time differences suck because it means when I post something it gets pushed down the updated blog list because everyone is still asleep. Anyway, I'll stop complaining now. In other news, I might post a bit of my book on Monday night/Sun morning so look out for it!

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  3. Lan: You can complain that's fine with me. Half the time I don't look at the window thing with the blogs, and if I do I look through it quickly. It's got catch my eye if I'm going to read it. If there's a blog I like I'll usually check it on a daily basis, and to be honest there's not many of those. Does that sound mean? I'm one of those that likes to have conversations in the comments area. (apparently)

    I will definitely keep a look out for it.

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  4. Since Im blogging from NZ, I can relate to the blogger time difference thoughts Lan. I notice it esp on Twitter. Im packing up to go to bed (and midnight is an early night for me) and all the US people are just waking up which does make it tricky to stay in tune with writing/blogger conversations. ( thank goodness for autotweet)
    I dont have a Peeta icon...but thats only because Im icon clueless ( as u know!) so I will just annoy you and say - I LOVE PEETA! lol

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  5. ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I promised a scream didn't I?
    BTW Lani: Do you still check your other blog? I stumbled on it today and checked out the excerpt of Telesa! It's fantastic!

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  6. Ash: I find it really hard to keep track of all the new blogs so the ones I really want to keep up to date on I put on my blogroll. Otherwise, once a day I will trawl through my dashboard. I spend way too much time on here.

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  7. That's like me I get home from work and it's straight to my computer pretty much until I go to bed, or I decide my eyes hurt to much from staring at the screen so I stare at my tv or my kindle or book. Either way my eyes hurt.

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  8. I know what you mean, I found it weird when I started blogging.
    I like how you said it though 'we're perpetually playing a game of blogger cat and mouse.' Sums it up completely :)

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  9. Rebecca: I don't understand it because the time on everyone's blog is different. Blogger should install some sort of application that compares times automatically. Maybe I am just being picky :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I've noticed this, too. :) I'm still experimenting with what time of day to post, but I don't know that it makes a huge difference. I have contemplated waiting to tweet and facebook my post links a few hours after posting, instead of more or less at the same time...just in case the post got buried, like you mentioned. (Haven't tried it, though.)

    *waves from Canada and sips her morning coffee*

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  11. BJ: It's 11pm here in Australia. I am about to go to bed! I forgot about my Canadian friends :( That's an unforgivable oversight! Sorry. At the end of the day (mine, not yours, as you seem to only be starting Saturday) I think if you've got loyal readers, they will find your posts. It's trying to get new readers that's the catch.

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  12. That's a great idea, tagging the blogger. My problem I think is by the time I get to the book that I read a review from, I don't know where the review came from. I am sometimes awful about keeping track of that kind of thing. My notebooks get filled up way to fast. I should be more organized! Have a great weekend!

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  13. I'm always curious about the time differences. It really is a game of catch up.

    What's it like in the future? hehe

    Would be cool if blogger offered a time button. ;D

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  14. Beth: I have a massive notebook next to my laptop where I write down ideas as soon as they come so I don't forget. It also contains my master copy of who I've followed so that if they don't follow back I can go ahead and cut them :)

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  15. Bex: The future suck cos by the time my weekend is over you guys are all still partying!! Not fair. Although my weekend do come earlier...hehe

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  16. Yes, I can imagine. I have some blogging friends in Europe and I'm from America so I'm always getting comments at all hours. It's all good. What's with the Team Peeta thing? I hated him so...

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  17. Haha I agree with the Team Peeta thing .. or Team Gale whatever there is. I just don't understand, the two boys had the EXACT SAME PERSONALITY in The Hunger Games.

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  18. Jenny: You are the best. I don't hate Peeta but all this team this and that is getting a bit much. Especially since it's all one sided :(

    Jinny: Nodding my head. It's all very Twilight isn't it?

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