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I don't know about the rest of you, but my own rec spam is driving me nuts. I love doing the recs, and I want to share them, but they're completely overtaking my personal space.

So, to stop my journal from being subsumed by recs, I've done what I probably should have done in the first place, and created new journals just for my fanfic recommendations. From now on, if you wish to follow my Torchwood recs, you can do so at [personal profile] dmarley_recs on Dreamwidth, and [livejournal.com profile] dmarley_recs on Livejournal. Both journals have sticky posts with more links and information about how/what/where/when I rec.

I'm leaving all the old themed lists in situ, under the torchwood finder lists tag (torchwood finder lists tag on Livejournal. I've also imported them to both the new rec journals. I won't be keeping or importing the daily Tweets because they cause too much clutter and you can find all of them archived much more tidily at my Twitter page and the full list of tagged links on Delicious.

Sorry if this has caused anyone headaches, and I also apologize to anyone who may have subscribed to this journal for the recs, and now has to go subscribe to the other one. Sorry for the hassle, but I think it'll be better all around. :)

(Edited February 16, 2010 to clear up references daily Tweets.)
dmarley: Animated clip of the Torchwood title (Torchwood)
Now that I have over a thousand Torchwood stories tagged on Delicious, I think it's time to make an official plug post for my Torchwood recs.

I read through a lot of Torchwood stories (both old and new), and as I do I pick out the ones that I think are enjoyable and readable and bookmark them on Delicious. With lots of tags. I think of my recs primarily as a reading filter, aimed at readers who might not have time to click through everything posted to [livejournal.com profile] torchwood_three every day, and also aimed at new fans who might feel overwhelmed at the sheer volume of stories out there.

If that's too broad for your tastes, I also have a five-star (literally, *****) tag that I use for stories which I found outstanding in some way. I also highly recommend [livejournal.com profile] torchwood_house, which is a well-organized and comprehensive recommendation community.

Where to find my recs, and how to follow as I update them )

Any questions, please drop a comment.
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I am slowly plowing through stories from the TARDIS Big Bang. As I read, I'm tagging the stories I liked on Delicious, under the "tardisbigbang" tag. (This tag does cover stories from both rounds, although I haven't got around to wholesale tagging of Round 1.)

Recommendations so far )

I've also finally cleared out the 300+ stories from the folder where I dump newly saved stories, and as a result there are quite a few new Torchwood recs up. While they're skewed towards newer stories, there's a mix of older stuff in there as well.
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I've opened a Delicious account. I did it out of sheer practicality, since I've gotten a second computer and suddenly needed to find a way to merge bookmarks without tearing my hair out. I've been hearing about Delicious (also, grateful that they changed the site address) for years but never took the time to figure out how it worked. I *still* don't know a lot about how the social aspect works, but the bookmark tagging is completely awesome and I've been experimenting with bookmarking and tagging the Torchwood stories I have saved.

So far, I've tagged around seventy stories, most of them recs. I've poked around enough to know a bit about the tagging conventions, but I'm wondering if I'm making egregious mistakes. My intent is to have my story bookmarks be functional to others as a search and rec list, so I'm a bit worried that I'm doing something weird that will make my bookmarks fall through the general tag-search cracks.

In fact, if those of you who use Delicious have a moment, I'd really appreciate some seasoned tagging/searching hands looking over my bookmarks and letting me know if I'm doing things that will confuse or annoy potential searchers. I'd rather find out now when I've got seventy stories to be fixed than after I've (potentially) tagged a thousand.

My goal is to, at least, tag the stories that I've flagged in my folders as being notable, and if I'm still crazy enough I'll try to tag the rest of my stories, too. But that's 1,500 in my Torchwood folder alone, so I'm not holding my breath. So, if you're interested, please feel free to subscribe to my tags. I'm focusing on getting older stories up right now, but I'm also trying to add notable new stories as they come along.

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