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BBAW: Future Treasure

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So today’s the last day of BBAW which I’m rather miffed about to be honest because it’s been so much fun – but having it short and once a year gives you something to look forward to. Like Christmas, a good thing can go on for too long so that we become numb to it.

I think anyone who’s read my blog these past few days will have a pretty good idea which day was my favourite! Although initially it presented a problem I’m glad I had the chance to write my phony interview because I enjoyed taking the issues that face us book bloggers and making humour from them.

But my favourite aspect of the week overall has to be the community. I reckon at any other time we’d be bored by over saturation of the same topics at the same time but this week it was something that pulled everyone together. I don’t know about you but I often find commenting on blogs quite intimidating, I can’t help but worry if my comment will be seen as pointless, so having a whole week dedicated to sharing and knowing that everyone was in the same boat – of too many blogs too little time – really put my mind at ease.

I’ve added about 40 new blogs to my reader, and that was with some decision making. As I also own a general topic blog the amount of blogs I subscribe to is now almost unworkable but I’m so excited by all the fabulous blogs I’ve found that right now I don’t care, I will make an effort to get to them all.

I have two blogging goals for next year. The first one is pretty regular, I want to keep blogging as often as I can and keep reviewing and sharing my thoughts with you all.

The second is that I want to create time in my posting schedule for non-book posts. Sometimes I do run out of things to write about and it’s at those times that I realise I need more of the flexibility I have on my general blog. I’m also thinking of exploring the possibilities created by Bo Red!

I look forward to the continuance of a community that I have come to love in the short time I’ve been blogging, to the discussions, and to the additions to my already too-high TBR pile.

Here’s to another year of good books for all!

Links to my BBAW posts:
Introducing my first two book blogs
My phoney interview with “Bo Red” (Bored!)
Talking about Maile Meloy’s Liars And Saints



September 17, 2010, 10:14 am

Cheers! ;)

You know, I don’t think there’s such a thing as a pointless comment (except for the ones that are obviously copied & pasted & include a blatant link to the commenter’s own blog): even a simple one tells the blogger that someone’s reading and appreciating the post! That’s how I look at it at least. :)

Charlie: That’s true, yes. I do worry about the length of my comment though, and especially this week I was aware some of my comments were almost identical. But after this week when everyone’s posting about different topics again similar comments will be difficult to write anyway.


September 17, 2010, 12:58 pm

We all appreciate any comment. It makes us happy to see someone is reading what we wrote so please do!

Non-book posts are always fun to read.

Charlie: Will do! Yours is one of the new blogs on my list, looking forward to reading your posts! Thanks for the opinion about non-book posts, beforehand it’s just been a thought I had so it’s good to gather opinion.


September 17, 2010, 1:55 pm

The community is fantastic, isn’t it? Another upcoming event that is great for meeting other bloggers is the 24-hour Readathon on October 9th. It’s definitely a blast if you can join the fun!!

I’m a half book blogger/half personal blogger (on the same blog), so I appreciate seeing the personal in other people, too! :)

Charlie: I’ve signed up for Readathon but forgot it was so soon! I may have to think twice now though because of offline commitments. Likewise as I said to Chris, thank you for saying about non-book posts!

gautami tripathy

September 17, 2010, 2:14 pm

May you continue reading great books and blog about those for us!

Here is my BBAW: Forgotten Treasures post!

Charlie: Thanks, I’ll read your post in a bit!


September 17, 2010, 2:37 pm

I get intimidated about commenting too and sometimes I’ve said some really stupid stuff, but most of the time, bloggers have a short memory ;) So I always say, comment away! Nothing makes me happier than seeing a comment, so it must make other bloggers happy too, even if they’re much cooler than me. I made a personal blog earlier this year, but I think I’ve decided I like having it all in one place. I might recombine them again.

Charlie: Yes, I think back to things I’ve said sometimes and think like Homer Simpson -“doh!”. I’ll have to check out both your blogs!


September 17, 2010, 5:39 pm

Discovering new blogs is a lot of fun, but does make my feedreader seem overwhelming. (I do believe I heard it groan under the weight – in all seriousness, my husband had to adjust the settings to not keep as many posts because it was crashing.) :) Commenting on them all would be impossible, which is sad, but I do like having them available at my fingertips

Sherry Early

September 17, 2010, 8:36 pm

Please consider this comment your invitation to finish up your BBAW week by adding a link to any reviews you’ve managed to post this week to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon this Saturday. Every week book bloggers from all over the blogosphere post links to their reviews and other bloggers and readers check out the reviews and find even more books to add to their wishlists.

Thanks for blogging and reading and sharing.


September 18, 2010, 4:05 am

I’m with you on the commenting and the scarily high number of blog subscriptions! And I am all for Bo Red — I love it! I’m really glad I came across your blog this week and look forward to following in the days to come.

Charlie: I’ve not checked my reader, because of BBAW, for two days, and I’m dreading the number! Likewise, Erin, see you on your blog!


September 19, 2010, 1:29 am

I added a heck of a lot of blogs to my reader too. Hopefully I can keep up with them.

Charlie: Hi Stephenie, best of luck!



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