It’s the last day (so sad!) of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, so that brings us to the final topic:
We’ve been visiting each other and getting to know each other better…now is your chance to share what you enjoyed about BBAW and also what your blogging goals are for the next year!
Dear book blogging community,
Without a doubt, hands down, my favorite part of my very first BBAW was you.
I had no idea what Book Blogger Appreciation Week was until literally two days before it happened. And then, I only came across it by chance on someone else’s blog. Without realizing what I was getting myself into, I decided to jump in.
On Monday I wrote up my first BBAW post, plugged it into Mr. Linky, and waited. I watched as the list of linked posts grew and grew, and I made my way through as many as I could. I lost count of how many awesome new blogs I visited for the first time and then promptly added to my Google Reader. I read comment after comment on all these wonderful, thoughtful posts. I started making comments of my own. The community started to reach out to my blog. I could not have been more thrilled by all the book-y goodness!
My husband was certain I’d gone nuts. Every time he walked into the room I was glued to my laptop. If we left the house, I was glued to my phone. I could not believe this amazing, vibrant community had been out there the whole time, just a few clicks away.
The high continued through the week. I finally tackled Twitter, which I’ve been dragging my heels about like crazy. I sponsored my first giveaway (still happening, if you haven’t entered yet!). I added more blogs to my GR and followed more people on Twitter. If it this community of bloggers wasn’t so friendly, none of that would have happened.
So thank you, all you fabulous book bloggers and blog readers. You have made my first BBAW more than I ever could have imagined. I am starting to feel at home in amongst you, and that is just freakin’ awesome.
As for my blogging goals for next year: I want to push myself. I want to read more widely, think more deeply about what I’ve read, and then write more eloquently. I want to write posts that will ignite discussions and join in discussions that are ignited on other blogs. I want to learn from and be inspired by all of you awesome bloggers out there! I want to burrow into this amazing community and read amongst kindred spirits.
If you’re reading this post, I’d like to invite you to leave me a comment and say hello. Tell me something about yourself, or suggest something you’d like to see on Erin Reads, or even just say a quick “hi.” I’d love to meet you!
Happy BBAW, everyone! And thanks again!