September 10, 2012

2012 BBAW: Bloggity-Blog Twitter-de-Tweet

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How’s that for a title? It makes perfect sense to me. Actually, I couldn’t think of anything else. Anyway… Today is Day One of BBAW (Book Blogger Appreciation Week), the week we celebrate book bloggers and the work we do. I think we really need that this year. It’s been an altogether depressing state of affairs for bloggers lately.

If you don’t know what BBAW is about, well, here you go:

Book Blogger Appreciation was started by Amy Riley of My Friend Amy in an effort to recognize the hard work and contribution of book bloggers to the promotion and preservation of a literate culture actively engaged in discussing books, authors, and a lifestyle of reading.

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Today we were asked to highlight a few blogs that we visit everyday. I’ve been terrible at visiting lately and when I looked at my Google Reader, I saw that many book bloggers had either quit or moved on to other things. I decided to take another tack; I went to Twitter.

I spend too much time on Twitter but I also end up visiting people’s blogs through it more often than I do through Google Reader. Plus, I’ve had some interesting discussions this way. So, here  are some of the blogs I follow:

  • The Sleepless Reader (Alexandra)- She looking for a book to keep her awake at night. She also is a contributor (along with myself and others) to Project Gutenberg Project.
  • The Worm Hole (Charlie)- Charlie is “a reader, a writer, a history geek, an amateur photographer, a musician, and a web designer.”
  • Reading In Winter (Kristilyn)- Kristilyn is from Edmonton, Alberta, here in Canada! She’s not only a book blogger but a singer-songwriter.
  • Julie P from Girls Just Reading- Julie is a contributor to Girls Just Reading. She reads Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mysteries/Thrillers, & Women's Fiction.

So there you go! Just a few of the great book bloggers out there. Happy BBAW!

29 comments :

  1. I do see you on Twitter a lot, Chris! But I'm sure you're visiting blogs the other half of the time!

    Have a great BBAW! We share some of the same blog friends, I think.

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    1. lol! Yeah, I must get out more often. ;) Thanks for the visit!

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  2. Happy BBAW! I love the title. :D
    I, too, often visit blogs when I see links on Twitter (like you!) mostly because I'm terrified of my Google Reader. I'm saving my next look/redo of that at Bloggiesta.

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    1. I really need to clean mine out too. It's a big job.

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  3. I see you name mentioned at other Canadian blogs all the time! I love your province by the way, hope to get out there more (only been once.)

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    1. Yes, it's nice here in the fall, when there isn't a tropical storm.

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  4. I love Charlie's blog, too. He has lead me to some great books, and caused me to think about interesting ideas.

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I'm checking out those blogs now!!! :)

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  6. The blogs you love look great :) Cant wait to go check them out!
    Thank you for stopping by and checking out my post.
    I have to clean up my Google Reader during Bloggiesta too. I used to use GR to check out blogs, but I ended up following sooooo many over the last year I don't know where to begin. I hate un following blogs, but if I never, ever, visit them its just clogging up my feed.
    Thanks again!
    BBAW Day 1

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    1. There are so many in my GR that aren't even blogging any more. It's sad.

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  7. Thanks for the love, Chris! :)

    I love my Google Reader, but you're so right -- Twitter is a great way to meet new bloggers and find new blogs!

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  8. Thanks so much for the shout out! :)

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  9. Chris, thank you! I've not come across the last two bloggers you mention so I'll be clicking those links. Twitter's pretty useful for blogs, I've found the retweets of bloggers I follow good for finding new blogs.

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    1. I do too. Guess it shows that we follow the right people!

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  10. I'm so retro, I still rely on Google Reader. Actually, I'm fairly new to Twitter so I don't think I've quite figured out how to make the most of it. Tips welcome!

    I'm looking forward to checking out these blogs ...

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  11. All of those blogs are new to me! I have a feeling my Reader is going to grow a lot this week!

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  12. I didn't know that Kristilyn is a singer-songwriter! I might be a bit obsessed with twitter as well. And sometimes do most of of my bloghopping that way. Seems less pressurizing than google reader. ;)

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  13. I really like Reading In Winter too. I'll have to check out the others on your list. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  14. Those are all new to me - will have to do some link hopping!

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  15. Thank you Chris!!! These are new-to-me too! Can't wait to explore.

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  16. I'm looooving BBAW right now! I'm having so much fun discovering new blogs today..off to explore the blogs that you shared, thanks!

    The Relentless Reader

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  17. I agree, we could use some appreciation this year. And I love your title. :)

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  18. Oh, new to me, also! What's been depressing in blogger world? I haven't been around much, lately, ya know.

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  19. I love how even on the shortest lists today, I find a wealth of new-to-me blogs. So many wonderful people to meet! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  20. THAT was a great blog title. Best ever maybe. And yay, new blogs! Although I do know The Sleepless Reader. Off to check out the other too! Woot!

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