Monday, September 12, 2011
BBAW 2011: Community
Book Blogger Appreciation Week kick off. This is my third year participating. If you are new to blogging or wonder what it's all about check it out through the link above. It's a fun time. :)
Today's daily topic is: Community
I have been blogging for 4 years now and I am still in awe with how great the blogging community is and the wonderful blogs & people that are out there. No matter what genre your passionate about, you'll find your place among us. I thought about this topic quite a bit and there are a lot great blogs out there that I could name. But there are two blogs that a frequent everyday. While both are miles from me they are truly great bloggers and wonderful friends.
Michelle's Book Blog in 2007 on MySpace. I see her as my book mate through our love of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. Although we differ when it comes to Zombies (she loves them and I do not. ;)) We do agree on most things when it comes to PNR & UF. She is a excellent reviewer/blogger and a great friend. Reviewing close to all the books she reads. I'm always interested in what she thought, even the reviews/books that are not necessarily my thing. None of my friends here at home read what I do, so it's really great to have someone to talk to about all the books I read. Whether it's chatting about the latest books we bought or discussions about the latest True Blood episode, we always have a good time.
My Overstuffed Bookshelf actually stumbled upon my blog. She had sent me a email. Explaining who she was and that she was new to blogging and asking for advice. At the time I still felt pretty new to blogging and really didn't think I could help much. But I thought about it, and well dang I wish I had, had someone to help me when I was starting out. So I emailed her back and we've been friends ever since. She is a wonderful reviewer/blogger. What I really love about Amy is the passion she has for what she reads and her blogger friends. I've seen many times when there has been negativity towards a book, author or blogger... she always has your back with fierce conviction.
This seems to have turned out to be more about friendship than Community/blogging. But for me they go hand in hand. If you get a chance stop by and check these two blogs out. :)