Book Blogger Appreciation Week is not that far off now (September 14-18, 2009). Have you nominated your favorite blogs? Just today I made my final decisions – whew, I don’t know about the rest of you, but that was way too hard to narrow down. I have over 300 blogs in my Google Reader, and they are there because I love them all.Choosing just a few to nominate was painfully difficult.
Amy has asked us to do a little meme. Here are my answers:
1) What was the highlight (something that happened, a post, an activity, etc.) of BBAW for you last year?
Well I won’t lie – a huge highlight for me last year was being honored by your votes and getting selected Best Literary Fiction blog. Not only was I completely surprised, but I felt very humbled.
As with a lot of people, another highlight is the connection with other bloggers. When I started my blog in 2005, it was just a personal space. Then I discovered the wonderful world of book bloggers at the end of 2006, and by 2007 I was completely immersed in this fabulous community. People were so friendly and helpful. I knew nothing really about blogging, and whenever I had a question, there was always someone glad to provide an answer. Book Blogger Appreciation Week last year brought the community together to visit new blogs and reconnect with favorites. I know I personally added more than 50 new blogs to my reader after last year’s event!
2) What is one new blog you discovered during BBAW last year?
Oh my gosh – I can only pick one? Well, I know I discovered Sheri’s blog A Novel Menagarie around that time – and I think it was through this event.
3) What tips would you share to help others get the most out of their BBAW experience?
Get involved in whatever way you can – whether it is through doing memes, visiting other bloggers, offering giveaways…Although the awards are fun (and you should definitely nominate and vote!), they are not the only things happening. For example, right now you can sign up to interview and be interviewed by another blogger. I know for myself that the week went by far too fast last year. This year I plan on carving out a little extra time to visit blogs and hope to add some more to my Google Reader!
To see other bloggers’ answers to this meme, visit the BBAW Blog!