I'm an instruction librarian in an academic library. What I do in my profession on a daily basis does not always feed my creative side as a reader and writer. I discovered blogging in 2006 and created Tip of the Iceberg. I didn't know what I wanted that blog to be when I started, but it started out as a personal essay blog and, over time, became primarily a book blog.
The next step I took was to create a YouTube channel, or as those in the book community more lovingly call it, BookTube. I appear there as MsTerriB and have a few book chat videos.
Recently I determined that my social media sites needed some purpose, branding, and organization. With that in mind, I decided to re-purpose Tip of the Iceberg back to its origins as a personal essay blog. The tag line at Tip of the Iceberg is: There is always more to the story. I think the title and tag fit nicely with the idea to make it a personal essay blog. A companion site to Tip of the Iceberg, that supports writing ideas, is my quote blog at Tumblr. I consider it a creativity catch-all for ideas.
But what to do with book reviews and book chat? Well ...
I created Terri Talks Books! This "brand" is a crossover to the various places I talk about books, whether it is the written word on my book blog or videos on my YouTube channel.
At this time, these are the places you can find me whether it is book related writing and videos or creative writing:
Terri Talks Books blog - http://www.territalksbooks.com
Terri Talks Books (MsTerriB) videos - http://youtube.com/user/MsTerriB
Tip of the Iceberg blog - http://the-iceberg.blogspot.com
Tip of the Iceberg (MsTerriB) - http://msterrib.tumblr.com
You can always navigate amongst these various social media sites through the menu at the top of each blog or through links on my About pages.