Monday, September 13, 2010

Book Blogger Appreciation Week - Day One

It's that time of year again... It's Book Blogger Appreciation Week! This years theme is: A Treasure Chest of Infinite Books & Infinite Blogs. Each day this week there is a different topic to blog about. I did not start blogging until after this event last year and didn't really understand what it was about until just a few days before it started this year, so I'm a little behind the times. I promise to do better next year! With that in mind I am going to post each days topic and then start out with day one.

Monday - First Treasure
We invite you to share with us about a great new book blog you've discovered since BBAW last year! If you are new to BBAW or book blogging, share with us the very first blog you discovered Tell us why this blog rocks your socks off and why you keep going back for more.

Tuesday - New Treasure - Interview Swap
Post the interview you did with your BBAW interview partner. ( I didn't get a chance to do this, because as I said... I am behind the times, but I have something interesting planned that I think you'll like.)

Wednesday - Unexpected Treasure
We invite you to share with us a book or genre you tried due to the influence of another blogger. What made you cave in to try something new and what was the experience like?

Thursday - Forgotten Treasure
Sure we've all read about Freedom and Mockingjay but we likely have a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, whether it's a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction. This is your chance to tell the community why they should consider reading this book.

Friday - Future Treasures
We've been visiting each other and getting to know each other better... Now is your chance to share what you enjoyed about BBAW and also what your blogging goals are for the next year.

That will be a great weeks worth of events. My BBAW posts will be in the evenings as I think the books I review should still remain my main focus. I am looking forward to getting started so here is... BBAW, day one: First Treasure.

I really stumbled onto book blogging by accident. I have loved to read forever, but I was completely unaware of the blogging community. I knew my way around a computer, but wasn't exactly internet savvy. One day I decided to Google a favorite author and was directed to that author's website. On the website the author was doing a monthly contest or giveaway. That's when I realized I could visit the authors I liked to read and possibly even win some prizes. So I Googled something along the lines of "book giveaways" or "author giveaways" and I stumbled onto to several listings for blogs, even though I didn't really know what they were. The first one I clicked on was Parajunkee's View. I had recently read Twilight and knew I was interested in the paranormal genre and something caught my eye in the Google listing.

Once I got to Parajunkee's site I was hooked and felt a little like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. There were so many things to do on her blog. I was able to sign up to win books I had never even heard of, but sounded really good. I was able to click on buttons for other blogs and figured out how to "follow". Then I began to think, ya know what... I could do this... I really want to do this and that's pretty much how my blog got started, but I owe it all to Parajunkee's View, my first treasure.


ParaJunkee said...

I think this made my freaking month. Honestly I had the worst day today, just a terrible work day and now, well now I'm all shimmery. I'm so glad you found your way into blogging and I'm glad I was a little stepping stone on the way. Thanks for posting this. Like I said, you made me day, week, month...

justpeachy36 said...

Glad I made your day better. You certainly made my day, week, month... when I found your blog!