I was soaking in a bubble bath on a rainy, windy Sunday afternoon in Hobart (as you do). I should have been out with our Ulysses motorbike group following our motto of ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’. The wind was strong and I don’t like being around gum trees in the wind. They don’t call them widow makers for nothing. Instead I was going through a backlog of Good Reading magazines (Australia) and Bookmarks (USA). I had my cup of decaf and my green marker pen and I kept coming across a lot of Trivia. Pieces about authors, funny quotes, literary tours; you get the idea.
I thought of those bookish bloggers I follow and how much I know they would enjoy the information I was reading.I started thinking about how much I enjoy Simon’s Stuckinabook Sunday posts of Weekend Miscellany. Each Sunday (quite often) he features a link, a book and a blog post. Short snippets that give one something to look up on a Sunday afternoon.
I thought as I have been revamping my own blog to give it a bit of life I would start something similar. I thought, “hmmm” quite a bit as I sipped my coffee.
Now, book bloggers seem to love alliteration and without thinking another moment, the decaf must have kicked in, I thought, “That’s it. Tuesday Trivia”
No doubt someone else probably does something like this out in the blogosphere but I am not familiar with it so the name stays.
My trivia or wealth of UBI’s (Useless Bit of Information) needs to be showcased a bit. I know I don’t have the blog following of a Trump rally but the few good friends I have made through cyberspace might like it.
I would also like to invite readers to add their own bits of trivia in the comments at the end of each post. I will probably put up something each Tuesday. I am sure I can find enough, as I originally thought I’d do it fortnightly but I’ll start weekly and see how I go.
To name a few, information will be garnered from the various magazines, book reviews and information related to those awful publications in hairdressers and doctor’s offices. I will search online. I will listen to people as I traverse various Op, Tip, Secondhand and Independent book shops.
I am looking forward to it. As always a new year always presents itself as a big, blank white paged diary waiting to be touched with a sharp fountain pen full of ink. (Don’t you love that image).
Let me know if this idea appeals and if you would be willing to add additional information either on your own blog (put your link in comments) or add to my post in the comments. I think it would be great fun.Think how popular you will be at the next dinner party when you casually drop in a bit of information you may have learned from a James Joyce tour in Dublin or on our blogs.