Saturday, September 15, 2012
Book Blogger Appreciation Week has just ended, but that doesn't mean the opportunity to show other book bloggers how much you love, appreciate or admire them has to end! My friend Estelle of Rather Be Reading and I were discussing how much we adore the book blogging community. It got to the point where we were sharing ways to concretely show our appreciation to other book bloggers, and we decided to share them with our readers!
Personally, I believe there are some very simple ways to show your fellow bloggers how much you appreciate them and their blogs. There are three ways that will be going up on Rather Be Reading, while I'll be posting two right here!
(1) Sharing is caring... so show some link love!
One of my favorite things to do is share the interesting, amazing and pretty darn cool posts that book bloggers, authors and other individuals in the publishing industry come up with. When I find a post particularly cool, a review very well-done or think that other people could benefit from reading it, I always find a way to share the post.
I usually share links via my Twitter account (though I'm thinking about doing this on my Facebook page as well), and via my weekly Sunday posts, A Sunday Retrospective. And I'd like to think that by sharing these posts, I help spread the love for some of my favorite blogs and bloggers.
(2) Book bloggers don't bite... so don't be afraid to start talking!
Personally, one of my favorite things about the book blogging community is interacting with other people who love books as much as I do. There's nothing quite like a healthy discussion or forming new friendships - and sharing a love of books already ensures that you have something in common.
Whenever a blogger writes a post, shares a review or tweets something that I feel like responding to, I often do. I'll leave a thoughtful comment (which is basically one that shows you actually read their post) or tweet them a reply. Emailing other bloggers, or discussing things with them on chat, is also pretty fun!
Pretty easy, right? Apart from being easy and quick to execute, I love that doing these two things definitely has a positive effect on the relationships you forge with other bloggers!
While I was discussing this with Estelle, the topic of being a new blogger popped up. She suggested that I include a little bit about it in this post, and so, here are my two cents.
In general, it's always been important to me to reach out to newbie bloggers and make them feel welcomed to the community! Though I obviously can't do this for every single new blog that crops up, I do try to make my way around to newer blogs to say hi. It's also always a pleasant surprise when the opposite happens and newer bloggers come by my blog to visit!
So, those are two ways that I think bloggers can show their appreciation for one another as part of this amazing community, as well as a little bit dedicated to newbie bloggers. I hope this post helps inspire you to show your appreciation for other bloggers. Don't forget to visit the matching one up on Rather Be Reading today!