I decided to do the daily topics for BBAW this year because…well, why not? Except I’m not doing Tuesday’s post because I forgot to sign up for an interview. Whoops.
Today’s topic is about community:
While the awards are a fun part of BBAW, they can never accurately represent the depth and breadth of diversity in the book blogging community. Today you are encouraged to highlight a couple of bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for you. They can be your mentors, a blogger that encouraged you to try a different kind of book, opened your eyes to a new issue, made you laugh when you needed it, or left the first comment you ever got on your blog. Stay positive and give back to the people who make the community work for you!
First person who commented: Shana @ Literarily (blog no longer exists, unfortunately)
First person to inspire me to improve: Kim, because of her Blog Improvement Project (she’s also the first book blogger I met in person if we’re not counting Alison, which I’m not because she wasn’t a book blogger when I first met her so there)
First split review done with: Alita (and we’re doing another in 2012!)
People who make me want to expand my reading horizons: Amy, Rebecca, Eva, Iris
People who wouldn’t let me in the bunker even if I brought them brownies: Cass
People who are very good at giving advice: Clare, Vasilly, Memory
People who always cheer me up: Jenny, Tasha, Sharry, everyone I’ve already linked to up there (EVEN CASS :P)
People who I adore and want to succeed in whatever they do: all of you!
Thanks to everyone who has ever visited me here at Birdbrain(ed), left me a comment, talked to me on Twitter, emailed me, and/or just thought good things about me. You’re awesome! Keep being awesome! And I’ll see you again on Wednesday for another BBAW topic (or later today for a book review, if you’d like).