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!




  1. Pussreboots -

    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. Sherry -

    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 is another good way to nurture relationships and connect with other bloggers and with books, which is what we’re all about, right?

  3. Jenn -

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

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