Thursday, August 14, 2008

that old blog thing

The computer's been out of action this week getting more 'grunt' and a faster modem. Trouble is I'm having to do my emails at Techdomain (the ones fixing the computer) and haven't been able to post as well. It's been an odd week - the family has talked more, I've read more books and made a real dent in the uni marking, the middle son even baked an apple pie last night to give himself something to do. It was delicious, by the way.

So here I am, posting here (quickly) at Techdomain, and Becky who is putting the bits of my computer back together is giving me hard looks. I said I'd be quick and I think over an hour has passed since I started trudging through my emails.

Anyway, here's a quick tip: try Rachael King's blog on.... blogging. She's taking part in a panel on the topic at the Christchurch Writers' Festival which includes ace literary blogger Mark Sarvas. I'll be down there to read from The Blue at the New Writers' gig on Sunday morning (Sept 7) and to chair a session with Lloyd Jones at 4.15 that afternoon straight after Rachael's panel on blogs - in the same room too.

I'm looking forward to meeting some of my South Island readers while I'm down there, and it would be nice to catch up with Rachael, too, and South Island writers like audacious crime writer Vanda Symon (when she writes a post entitled 'Dying for a Salad' you know it's not about a hungry vegetarian..... )

7 comments:

Rachael King said...

Thanks for the plug Mary... small correction though - I am not chairing the session, I am a panelist. The lovely Guy Somerset is chair. So I get to do the arguing rather than the facilitating. The session I'm chairing is called 'It's not about me- or is it?' with 4 newish writers.

Mary McCallum said...

Thanks Rachael. Sorry, I was confusing your two panels. I've changed the post accordingly. Looking forward to both...

Anonymous said...

Wacko! The Blue, No 5 on the NZ best seller fiction list. This is such good news Mary! xxFif

Mary McCallum said...

Thanks Fi! It's the third or fourth week The Blue's been up there - last time it was third, just under Jenny Pattrick (the whole country must be reading her book.) It's very cool. No doubt about it.

Vanda Symon said...

Thanks Mary,

I look forward to a catch up at Christchurch, hopefully with caffeine or vino or both involved!

paul said...

A team of people from Christchurch City Libraries are attending the Christchurch Writer’s Festival and will be blogging and taking photos and interviewing the authors and others. The photos we will post to our Flickr set.

I am interested in anyone else who may be blogging, or adding photos to Flickr and if we can connect it all via a tag at technorati or Flickr. I would suggest the tag CWF08 - but you might also want to use a more human friendly one like Christchurch Writers Festival
If you are using any other web2ish thingy tell us.

Check Technorati tags CWF08 ~ Christchurch Writers Festival
Check Flickr tags CWF08 ~ Christchurch Writers Festival

Mary McCallum said...

Paul that sounds fabulous and hugely technical all at once. I have to say your library blog is wide-ranging and always interesting. Your coverage of the Auckland Festival was among the best out there.