Today is the start of BBAW, enjoy the week
This year’s theme is Cultivating a Community of Bloggers and Readers.
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 have been blogging for 2 years and my first taste of the blogging community was when I came across the meme Booking Through Thursday. For a couple of weeks on and off I would read but not comment and one day I just said I want to network with other book lovers so I started this blog, Tea Time with Marce.
Over my 2 years I have learned a few things. How important networking and commenting on other blogs are, staying true to myself, participating on blogs during memes and challenges and the final for me is to not get overwhelmed, so posting 3 to 4 times is perfect and gives my followers from all over the world the opportunity to comment without feeling like they are late.
My Appreciation and Love.........
I respect these 2 bloggers for being amazing networking commenting leaders – thank you Kathy (Bermudaonion's Weblog) and Juju (Tales of Whimsy), you are always there.
Thank you Marie (Boston Bibliophile) for being a first commenter and you are still here today, I appreciate that.
Thank you Jennifer from Reading with Tequila, you may not know this but you taught me to stay true to myself and try to find my place in the blogosphere. I find you to be honest and always trying to think how to get bloggers involved with you and each other.
And to my Mystery, Thriller, Suspense buddies, Michelle (red headed book child) and Rae (The Best O' Books), blogging would not be the same without you guys, you have added to my Wishlist and TBR list so much it is the ultimate thrill and what makes it perfect is that you interact with me.
And to the bloggers I would love to have Tea with, Paula (Tomes Devotee), Julie (Reading without Restraint), Aths (Reading on a Rainy Day), Steph the Bookworm and Cheryl (CMash Loves to read) – you ladies are the best. You all have great blogs and content which I respect and enjoy. In many ways we have realised we have similar reading interests. Emailing away from the blogs is an additional special touch I appreciate. BTW Julie, your blog is my favourite looking blog.
And last but not least, Christa (Mental Foodie), you are my favourite blogger, you have a genuine voice, have opened my eyes to memoirs and Non Fiction but love Mystery, Thriller and Suspense also. I love reading your posts and seeing your opinion, even when we don’t agree.
Diversity means so much to me personally and that is what is amazing about the Book Blogging Community. So many have their own special touch thats adds to our book loving life.
I appreciate you.