Armchair BEA: Blogging Relationships

The suggested topic today through Armchair BEA is about nurturing and maintaining book blogging relationships.  I must say, the relationships formed are my favorite thing lately about blogging.  I live in Oklahoma and just yesterday had a terrible day weather-wise.  I cannot express how touching it was to have an author that I met via someone, some how, via social networking and blogs, check to make sure my family and I were safe and then express relief.  That gesture was amazing.  I have come across so many wonderful people, bloggers, authors, some publishers and many others via social networking (blogs, Twitter) that I can address as my friends.

I set out to do my blog on a totally different plane and was going to test the water a bit via Twitter.  I stumbled across a book blogger through someone’s #ff.  I followed, they had interesting stuff.  I started to follow more of their followers and so forth.  I had started to consider changing my blog plan.  I then began to follow a newer blogger and started to ask questions as she began to tweet and do posts.  She was so helpful.  It led me to follow bigger bloggers.  On occasion I would fire off a question that I guess only a newbie would ask.  I was shocked at how helpful so many bloggers were.  I was absolutely amazed at the community.

I began getting ‘to know’ a few authors here and there.  I, again, was so amazed at how kind and generous so many authors were.  I feel like there are several authors that I have built a relationship with and I feel honored to have such a mutual respect.  It has been amazing to build these connections through blogging and tweeting.  It has really taken my love for the written word to a whole new level.  The books have become more than just books.  Interacting with the authors and the other bloggers who share the same passion and desire almost gives the books a soul.  There just seems to be so much more character and life to the written word when shared with others.

I am grateful for the opportunity to meet so many bloggers, authors and publishers and I look forward to continuing to create such wonderful relationships while breeding a love and desire for the written word.  If I have yet to meet you, I look forward to it.  Through bloggers of different genres I have been able to expand my tastes and experiences and hope to continue to do so!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers!

Cici♥

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 @ 10:37 pm
Categories: Armchair BEA '11.
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4 Responses to “Armchair BEA: Blogging Relationships”

  1. Pussreboots Says:

    Glad to here you are well after the tornadoes. I love your blog design; it’s adorable.

    Rather than talk about bookstores, publishers or bloggers, I’m talking about volunteering. Come see what I mean.

  2. Chrisbookarama Says:

    The book blogging community is a friendly one. I’m glad to be a part of it. Great post!

  3. Sherry Says:

    I’m glad to hear that you made it through yesterday’s storms, and I hope the weather up there (I’m in Houston) has settled down.

    The Saturday Review of Books each Saturday at Semicolon http://www.semicolonblog.com/ is another good way to nurture relationships and connect with other bloggers and with books, which is what we’re all about, right?

  4. Jenn Says:

    I love how friendly so many book bloggers and authors are. It’s like a big family.

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