Monday, July 09, 2007

Websites Worth Visiting

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
~Mahatma Gandhi

So I have 3 websites I'd like to mention today:

1. The Long and Short of It - This is a new review site for short and long romance fiction that was started by my good writing friends Marianne Arkins and Judy Thomas. They have taken on the mammoth task of reviewing romance, and to date have done a marvelous job of both reviewing and getting a number of guest reviewers to sign on as well. I did do one review, of Marianne's short story "Tickle Fights and Barbecues," which should be appearing sometime soon. Stop by if you're in the mood for a little romance...or if you're interested in revewing, I know they're still looking for volunteers!

2. Glass Slipper WebDesign - I've mentioned this web design company before, as this is the one that's doing my website/blog redesign. I just wanted to say again that the owner, Jo, is a marvelous professional and has been terrific in working with me. If anyone's looking for a web designer with a personal touch, I highly recommend her. My new website is up as of today, so please visit and let me know what you think!

3. Freecycle - Not writing related, but this is a terrific resource that everyone should be aware of. This site, with local groups all over the US, promotes recycling used items instead of throwing them away. In their words, "It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns." I joined up about 6 months ago and have since passed on a bagful of shirts my husband outgrew, 2 juniper plants that we pulled out of our front lawn, and a carton of Capri Sun juice pouches. Wondering what else people put up for grabs? This was the list from my local group last night:

4' x 6' Oriental type rug with fringe
Videos & CD games for kids
2 Old powerwheels
Craftsman 12/5hp tractor (not working)
Twin custom made platform bed
4 Maroon Patio chair cushions
Bag of purses and 2 wall shelves

I'd encourage everyone to check out this site. One of the fringe benefits is meeting the people who are also freecycling, whether picking up or donating. It's a nice way to meet people from your community. Has anyone else tried it?


Marianne Arkins said...

Oooh... I LOVE the new website. It look awesome. Congrats.

Now I have website envy.

Sonja Foust said...

LOVE the new design. Very fun and cute. :-)