Book Blogger Appreciation Week is: The world of book blogging has grown enormously and sometimes it can be hard to find a place. Share your tips for finding and keeping community in book blogging despite the hectic demands made on your time and the overwhelming number of blogs out there. If you’re struggling with finding a community, share your concerns and explain what you’re looking for–this is the week to connect!
I have to admit -- sometimes, I feel a bit adrift in the blogging community. While I blog primarily just to share my thoughts on books, etc., sometimes, I feel like I'm talking to myself. Posts go by without comment and I wonder if I should just take the hint and stop blogging. And then.....
and then I remind myself that I don't blog to get comments -- I blog because I sometimes just want to share what I'm thinking about. And then, the most magical thing seems to happen (once I've kicked myself in the butt to get going again) --- a comment will appear on the next post I write. And then, I feel like I have a connection, and I'm all happy again.
I do enjoy the connections that I have made with other bloggers, and even if I never meet them in person, I really love being able to comment back and forth with them, or make frequent visits to their blogs. Doing things like virtual book tours, and the Random Magic tours is a lot of fun. In reality, I'm pretty shy, so being able to connect with people in the blogging community is a real blessing. I know I've been at book signings where there have probably been other book bloggers, so I guess I need to be a bit more outgoing and try to talk to more people when we're all standing around.
Even if I don't talk to people, though, I still feel a connection to other book bloggers. After all, we share a love of reading, and books (and for those food bloggers, the love of food), and just having that connection is pretty cool.
Happy BBAW, everyone!!
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