Wednesday, September 14, 2011

BBAW 2011-My Place In The Book Blogging Community

The world of book blogging has grown enormously and sometimes it can be hard to find a place. Share your tips for finding and keeping community in book blogging despite the hectic demands made on your time and the overwhelming number of blogs out there. If you’re struggling with finding a community, share your concerns and explain what you’re looking for–this is the week to connect!

Despite the fact I've been blogging for 4 years, I didn't start blogging about books til the end of 2008. And I didn't get involved in the community until 2009. While I've made some good friends, I frequently don't feel part of the book blogging community. Partly because I don't just blog about books and I don't think I comment enough. The first one is just the way I am and the way I blog. I could have a separate blog for non-book related posts but I would have a hard time maintaining both. The second one I'm trying to be better at. I'm very happy with the tiny corner of the community I do belong to but I'd love to broaden my connections.
What about you? Any tips for me?


  1. I do some non-book related posts too. Like you said, I don't have the time for more than one blog, but I have other things in my life besides books that I want to share.

  2. My two best tips are to comment (which you do!) and to read something with other people. Readalongs are fun, or even just coordinating something informal with another blogger. This sort of event (BBAW) and others like it (Dewey's Readathon, Armchair BEA, Bloggiesta) are great, too, as bloggers come crawling out of the woodwork, it seems, and everyone is in a friendly and excited mood. I've also heard Twitter is great, and even though I'm on there, I'm a bit shy and don't do as much as I could!

  3. You have a lovely blog here and I am new to you via the BBAW2011.

    I blog mainly about books but add a few family/personal posts, too.
    I don't have enough time for 2 blogs.

    I would say that taking part in memes, it doesn't have to be every week but regularly, will help to connect and find likeminded bloggers.

    There are also a couple of groups mentioned in my post today that may help.....Blogaholic SN and the Goodreads Bloggers Unite.


  4. Personally, I have no problem with people incorporating non-book-related posts! Commenting is definitely a necessity to really get involved in the community, but it is ridiculously difficult from time to time. :)


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