Buying Books

Well, Andra Watkins said I don't buy enough books. You know, pay out money. (She denies it, but I plan on placing the blame squarely on her.) At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their LibrariesSo I am starting a list to prove her wrong. I may slowly go back and add more from past months, but at the moment it is just a current list.

Now Andra will deny she said this. And in her defense, this is how she responded to my original posting of this.

I said I was appalled at the number of people who say to my face that they will not buy a book when they can download stuff for free, even as they complain about how awful most of it is, when those same people know I am trying to convert to making money by selling books. You want better quality books, people? PAY FOR BOOKS. Many of them are actually worth the price of the cup of coffee you don't need anyway.

Sure. Whatever. From that I get that I should be buying more books. Ok. Fine with me.

So check and what will be an ever growing list of "Books Bought".


Podcast Episode 005: Blogging for Business

The Social Media Monster PodcastEpisode 5 of The Social Media Monster podcast is the presentation on Blogging for Business by Heather Solos at the Charleston County Public Library’s Small Business and Not-For-Profit Networking Lunch.

The slides for this presentation, which include the URLs for the resources mentioned, are available in a previous post and on SlideShare.

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Blogging Tips at the Small Business & Nonprofit Networking Lunch

Blogs are more than pictures of cats and political ranting. Discover the difference between blogging, blogging professionally, and having a professional blog. We will also cover tips and strategies for utilizing a blog as part of your small business marketing strategy.

The presenter this month is Heather Solos. Heather has been blogging professionally since 2006, is author of Home Ec 101: Real Skills for People with Real Lives, and is on the founding board of the Social Media Club of Charleston. Registration is not required for this event.

When: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 from 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Where: Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

As in the past, we will be recording this for an upcoming episode, or episodes, of The Social Media Monster podcast.

Slideshow – Find Us on Facebook

Theresa Wagner of the Charleston County Public Library gave an excellent talk pertaining to Facebook Fan Pages at the monthly networking meeting for small businesses and not-for-profits. Facebook is increasingly growing more important as a both a means of attracting new prospects and keeping in contact with current business contacts, and the creation and use of fan pages is still misunderstood by many. Theresa did an terrific job at removing some of the mysteries surrounding this subject. The slides for her presentation have been posted to SlideShare and are included below. She was also gracious enough to wear a microphone and allow me to record her presentation. That recording will be made available shortly as the next episodes in the podcast series.