September 12, 2011

BBAW: A Shout Out to My Homies

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A few weeks back, I pondered the book blogging community and how it had grown into a huge city. Now here we are, Book Blogger Appreciation Week again, and today's topic is community. It's deja vu!

This time instead of talking about how big the community is I'm going to take a look at the blogs a little closer to home. Home being the first blogs I ever found, the first ones I commented on, ones that inspired me. I consider them neighbours. 

The Written World. Kelly's blog was one I found during my first reading challenge, The TBR Challenge. I was excited to see that she was from Nova Scotia! We've done several buddy-reads over the years (Rules of Civility is our latest- watch for it!) and someday I hope to meet her.

Tripping Through Lucidity: Estella's Revenge. Andi's blog is another one I discovered early on in my blogging 'career.' Andi has changed so much in the last few years. She's found a guy with a family and had a baby! It's like she's grown right in front of the blogosphere. She might blog a little less now (can you blame her?) but I still enjoy her insights.

Stuff As Dreams Are Made On. I call him Other Chris. I don't think I would have touched a graphic novel if it wasn't for him. I love his Bad Bloggers posts and always find something to add to my own list or something I can't resist commenting on.

We all might be a bit long in the tooth as far as blogging goes but I'm glad to have met them early on. Drop in and say hello!

Tricycle Club of the Century Village Retirement Community Meets Each Morning.

I also want to say thanks to anyone who has ever commented, visited, added me to their follow list or blog reader. I appreciate all of you and the time you take to read the thoughts that I write here. You are part of my community!


24 comments :

  1. I like your design features a lot

    I am stopping by to visit your blog via the list of posts for Day one

    Please Stop by My Blog if you Like

    I hope you have a very good BBAW

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  2. I don't actually know these blogs, so I will undertake a further investigation!

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  3. I love that you call Chris Other Chris. Always cracks me up.

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  4. Great way to narrow down the love-list!

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  5. I hope to meet one day, too! I can't always remember how I have met the bloggers I talk to regularly, so it was nice to have that insight. :)

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  6. I'm still fairly new to reading your blog but I'll take your advice and check out the others as well! I love this community!

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  7. I look back on all three of those blogs and it seems like it has been forever since we've been blogging. I met Chris and Kailana through challenges, I am pretty sure, but I think I met Andi earlier through a link from Danielle's A Work in Progress blog.

    I could be wrong though, the memory gets befuddled after all these blogging years.

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  8. I like that Bad Bloggers feature as well. I've been a lax commenter these days...I blame it on the new baby! Though she is 6 months old now.

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  9. Awwwwwwww! Thank you, Chris. I was surprised to see my name here, and I have to say, you've made my day back from a week of vacation SO MUCH BETTER. lol

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  10. And to Carl in the comments...dude, we're old. But only in "blogging years." :)

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  11. not aware of these, so thank you for introducing me.

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  12. Stopping by to say hello and let you know that I consider you to be one of my bloggy friends!

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  13. Awwww :D You are too sweet Other Chris!!! I swear, I feel a certain kinship with you I don't have with other bloggers because of our names :p *hugs*

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  14. Love the title, and the photo! Perfect! The bloggers you've listed are all ones I've heard of but haven't really "met," as it were. Sounds like it's time to head over and say hello!

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  15. The Stuff Dreams Are Made On sounds great! I will definitely have to check that one out.

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  16. Checked out some of your appreciated blogs, nothing like good ole home to make you feel great. Good stuff. Really enjoyed them and hope to visit them again in the future.

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  17. What I love about this community is the strength--one of the very first blogs I discovered are ones that I still love. And many of them I also discovered through reading challenges. Having this group of bloggers certainly makes the huge city feel much smaller, huh?

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  18. Those are great blogs to highlight. My first ones are my favorite ones as well. Having that close individual community within the wider world of blogging is what makes it so much fun. And when you finally get the chance to meet one of them in person, it is like you've known each other your whole lives!

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  19. I love that picture! It's so spot on and perfect! It was wonderful working with you, Chris!

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  20. Hi
    Thanks for sharing the bloggers you admire, I'm off to take a look!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  21. Have a great BBAW, what a pity I cannot attend this time!

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  22. BBAW has been such fun so far!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  23. Interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you by Revathi

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