Jun 6, 2012

ArmchairBEA -- Day Three Discussion: Networking...In Real Life

Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads

 For aBEA discussion today: Networking...In Real Life

So, today's task is to talk about networking and the blogging community. The prompt was "we want you to share your positive experiences of using your blog to get involved in your community.  This can involve partnerships with the local literary scene, attending author events and signings, or getting together with bloggers in your area.  We want to hear it all!"

Since I have only been blogging since February, I really don't have a lot to share today.  I have been to a few book signings and events A LONG time ago when I worked at a bookstore, and they were great. I met a lot of interesting authors, but a lot were academic writers because it was a college bookstore.

Blogging now, has become my creative outlet. I used to do photography, charcoal drawings, and art in general..but kind of fell out of it, so I took up blogging.  I am starting to become better friends with the blogging community via Twitter and RandomBuzzers online. Even my Goodreads friend list has grown. 

I love the people that share my passion for reading, they are interesting and strange (in a good way) just like me :D

<3 to all you awesome bloggers!
-Steph aka Gorelenore


  1. I love the book blogging community - since I don't have a lot happening in my small town this community keeps me happy and I'm so thankful to it. It feels good to be around people who share the same passions!

  2. I agree that blogging opens one up to so many people that share your passion. I have used the analogy that where I used to be a "quiet" reader I now seem to always be talking/writing about what I'm reading, what I have read, or what I want to read.

  3. The blogging community is awesome! I think as time goes on you'll meet more and more people. ;) Maybe some of those will live close enough to get together with!

  4. I have only networked online. There have been many good ideas written in today's BEA posts and I am going to try a few of them. When I first started blogging it was difficult to find kindred spirits. Don't get discouraged. Just keep working on your posts and opportunities will come to you.

  5. I'm more of an online networker too. I would love to be able to go to more author events, but it hasn't happened yet :-(