Monday, September 12, 2011
BBAW - 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!
Well my first response to this topic is to direct your attention to my blog roll on my sidebar. Each and every one of the blogs there have made an impact on me, each and every one has impressed me, and I'd love to get to know each and every one of the authors of these amazing blogs better!
I've gleaned a lot of blog knowledge from my consummate lurking addiction. I'm still trying to figure out a couple of the neat things I've seen done with color blocks etc. And I love the forwarding of strong opinions but hope those of you with opposite opinions can agree to disagree. I'd hate to see a community with such a wonderful commonality divided by anything.
There are a couple of bookish-folk out there whose path I cross more regularly and who I look forward to running into:
Anne @ My Head is Full of Books. Love her blog! She finds the coolest stuff and the 'look' of her blog is great too. Plus we are in the same age bracket AND she's a librarian (which is MY aspiration). We also have some life experiences in common (unfortunately right Anne) but its a strong bond and one I hope none of you join us in!! Because, frankly, it sucks! Anne however is amazing and I stand up and applaud her strength and remind her they are in my prayers!
And my new found friend who never fails to comment for me and I hope I get to her blog with as much dedication is:
I love her story on how she got back into reading!! It goes to show that all books serve a purpose and I also love how her blog is written and we have a lot in common. So it's fun to rub elbows with bookish-folk that get you even is you are nearly 1000 miles away. She's a killer photographer and I love that she throws in Wordless Wednesdays! I'm very glad we've bumped into each other and I very much enjoy all her posts and more than that, I very much look forward to them! :)
There are so many others! I seriously, seriously would love to list everyone! And I could list a paragraph on WHY you are there too! You...yes YOU...make blogging worthwhile and make this community such an amazing corner of the blogosphere!