September 12, 2011

2011 BBAW Daily Topic #1: Community

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It's Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2011!

The first topic is:

Community
While the awards are a fun part of BBAW, they can never accurately represent the depth and breadth of diversity in the book blogging community. Today you are encouraged to highlight a couple of bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for you. They can be your mentors, a blogger that encouraged you to try a different kind of book, opened your eyes to a new issue, made you laugh when you needed it, or left the first comment you ever got on your blog. Stay positive and give back to the people who make the community work for you!



I really love the blogging community. I started longing for a place to review more books, and that is when I started The Literary Lioness.

It never even occurred to me that I would receive free books from authors within a month of starting this blog! I wasn't thinking about free books at all. I just wanted to write about books and writing (I am also a writer by profession). I had no idea that there were so many book blogs out there. Perhaps if I had known, I would have been too scared to start one. I started participating in memes and blog hops, and read other books blogs that were far superior to my own. I had a lot to learn.

I have only had good experiences in dealing with other book bloggers. I was afraid that they would see me at competition. Other bloggers are great. They have been so kind to me.

If it wasn't for this blog, I would never have gone to BookExpo America and The Book Bloggers Convention in May. Granted, I was totally intimidated and overwhelmed when I was there. My shyness -- a problem I thought I had beaten -- was back in full force. However, I really tried to get to know the other book bloggers when I was there and next year I will know what I am doing!

8 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to go the Book Expo. It's on my agenda for next year. I'm definitely going. I wish it were a way I could go for free :-) That would a a dream come true. I met so many through BEA online, so I know I would have ball if I were actually there. 

    Glad to find your blog. Hope to stay connected.

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  2. I actually went to BookExpo for free when I paid for The Book Bloggers Convention!

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  3. I agree, book bloggers are pretty friendly.

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  4. it's amazing how something so insular seeming as sitting down & reading, can expand until it envelopes the planet.

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  5. hey! i'm a follower here! i'm spreading the word about Teen Shiver, a new group of YA authors that have combined together! stop by the Teen Shiver blog and follow us?? :)

    http://teenshiver.blogspot.com/

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  6. Stopping by from SITS. I love, love, love all of the vintage typewriters on your blog. Well, I guess that's kind of redundant "vintage" and "typewriter." Anyway, I agree, isn't the blogging community great? It can get overwhelming though in its scope.  And meeting bloggers IRL or going to conventions like Book Expos can be even more overwhelming, but it's great that you got to go! :)

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