Dec 2, 2008

Two Things...

I wanted to help spread the word about a wonderful idea Becky had:
I was thinking that it might be nice for those bloggers who are Weekly Geeks to pay tribute to Dewey in the next week or so. To take the time to post to their blogs a "Weekly Geek" post about Dewey--maybe share their favorite posts from her site, maybe share a memory or two about participating in weekly geeks, the bookworms carnival, the 24 Hour Readathon, or one of Dewey's challenges, maybe just share a favorite memory of Dewey in general, what they'll miss most, how they'll remember her, etc. I'm going to try to post mine this Saturday--but bloggers anywhere and everywhere are encouraged to post whenever they want.

Note: You wouldn't have to have been an 'official' weekly geek to join in on this. New participants joined on a weekly basis. There was always room for more then...and now.
Becky is asking those who are interested in participating to help her spread the word. I was glad to see comments all over the blogosphere about how people are planning to team up and continue Dewey's wonderful projects, and continue to do things that bring this community together. I imagine that this would be what she would want - for her memory to inspire people to reach out and continue to get to know one another. I've lost count of how many blogging friends I made thanks to Dewey and the events she organized.

Also, Raych suggested creating a RIP Dewey button we'd put in our sidebars as a tribute, and she's asking for volunteers to create one.

Edit to add: Lisa Roe from Online Publicist has volunteered to forward condolences cards to Dewey's family. Her idea is to gather them over the next couple of weeks and then send them all together. For more details on how to send one, please get in touch with Lisa.

Edit #2: Natasha started a discussion over a Book Blogs about ways of remembering Dewey.


  1. Becky left the idea with me too. I went back to her and suggested we create a blog in her memory, a place where anyone can go to write their memories of Dewey, and then give it to her husband and son so they can see how many lives she touched. I am thankful for Lisa's idea, too.
    What do you think?
    I have yet to post today, so when I do I'll spread Becky's idea.
    Meanwhile - I love what you said about how we do all come to mean very much to one another, that this is a real community of friends we are creating. I've certainly felt for a while that you have become very special to me, dear Nymeth. *hug*

  2. Susan, I like your idea about the's a good one to suggest over at the discussion on Book Blogs. And likewise, dear Susan. You are very special to me as well.

  3. What a great idea Susan! I think that's a great idea.

  4. Thanks for posting this. I think it will help a lot of people who feel her loss deeply

  5. I was thinking about creating a memorial blog as well...maybe a memorial reading group or something? I don't know: if I think about it too hard, I start to tear up. It's funny how blog friendships can be so tight.

  6. It's so wonderful to see everyone coming together like this to remember Dewey. I think she would be so proud of this community spirit.

  7. thanks for posting this nymeth.
    its amazing how many lives she touched through her blogging.

  8. Thanks for posting this, Nymeth!

  9. Oh, Nymeth - I only just now found out, from reading your post. I was so far behind from being on vacation. I am stunned and feel so suddenly bereft. I guess we all do. I love the idea - thanks for the post.


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