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BBAW: Future Treasures

Treasure chest opening.Although it’s officially the end of BBAW, my participation is definitely going to extend by at least a few days.  Since I was sick and generally having a crappy week, I didn’t get to go visit other blogs to the extent that I wanted to, and that’s at least half the fun of BBAW!  So I plan on doing that over the next few days.  Expect to have belated visits from me on your blogs, folks.

Today’s theme is to share what we enjoyed about BBAW and future goals for our blog.  I have to say, what I’ve enjoyed the most is just how nice everyone has been!  Everywhere I’ve gone for BBAW–my own blog and others–everyone is just so supportive and nice and excited.  It made me so pleased to be part of this mish-mash, loosely tied community.  Whether or not you all like reading the same books I like or the books I can’t stand, it is abundantly evident that we all love reading, and we love books.  We love reading fiction and nonfiction.  About vampires and about spirituality.  We love reading paperbacks, hardbacks, and electronic copies.  But what ties it all together is that we love reading, and we love talking about the stories we’ve read and the things we’ve learned.  It’s so nice to find a social place online to share one of my favorite hobbies with other people, and although I was viscerally aware of the community of book bloggers, participating in BBAW really revealed it to me for the first time.

As for my future goals for my blog, I want to keep the posts flowing at a nice, consistent rate.  I hope to eventually find another weekly feature in addition to Friday Fun that works for me.  So far, nothing else I’ve tried has garnered enough thoughts from me to warrant a weekly posting or it’s been too much work to do every week.  Additionally, I know it may be hard to believe, but I haven’t been able to afford to do a giveaway yet.  Hey, I’m a broke student.  So, I hope to do my first giveaway in the next year.  I’m planning on doing one through the Book Depository so it can be open to my international readers as well!  That’s pretty much it.  Stay consistent and personable.  Find a good second weekly theme.  Do a giveaway.

I hope you all had as much fun as I did participating in BBAW!

  1. September 17, 2010 at 9:18 am

    May you keep reading wonderful books and blog about those for us!

    Here is my BBAW: Forgotten Treasures post!

  2. September 17, 2010 at 9:40 am

    That sounds quite reasonable and do-able. I know that it’s hard to be a broke college student. I’m glad I only have to take one class and work full time, otherwise I would be so freakin poor. 😦

  3. September 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Hey, I love this post 🙂 It definitely is all about our love of reading, books, and talking about it all isn’t it! It’s wonderful!

    Great goals, and no worries about not doing a giveaway! I’m certainly happy not to be a broke student so that I can do them, but it’s mostly a selfish desire to get more books out of my house than anything. hah.

  4. September 17, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks for adding to my TBR list, really.

    Please consider this comment your invitation to finish up your BBAW week by adding a link to any reviews you’ve managed to post this week to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon this Saturday. Every week book bloggers from all over the blogosphere post links to their reviews and other bloggers and readers check out the reviews and find even more books to add to their wishlists.

    Thanks for blogging and reading and sharing.

  5. September 18, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I think your goals sound like great ones! I hardly ever do giveaways unless they’re publisher sponsored. I still can’t really afford to send books everywhere; if I do one it’ll probably be through the Book Depository as well. It’s my favorite source for new books anyway.

  6. September 21, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Thanks for all the wonderful words on my goals, everyone!

  7. September 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

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