Saturday, August 8, 2009


A Book Blogger
Appreciation Week Meme!

BBAW is coming!

Remember that nominations close on the 15th and everything will be a flurry of activity after that! (I’m so excited!!) What if you are a new blog this year like I am? They don’t want those who didn’t participate to feel left out, so if you didn’t participate last year, here are questions for newbies?

1) What has been one of the highlights of blogging for you?

I think for me, since it has all been new since January, that is hard to answer. But if I really think about it, having never blogged on any social networks or anything, I know what is one thing for me that was surprising and a highlight. I found that people are really kind and ready to help and share. I thought perhaps bloggers would be competitive but they aren't. I have made some online friends and yet never met them in person. I am not even sure if there is a techno term for a blog friend because to me, they are just that---friends! And I LOVE making people happy giving away books as reading is my passion!

2) What blogger has helped you out with your blog by answering questions, linking to you, or inspiring you?

There have been SO many bloggers who have helped me. That is one thing I found so amazing at how many people were open to helping answer questions and give suggestions. I think of two names that stick out in my mind, however, right off.

One is Drey from Drey's Library as not only is she a great supporter but she helps me with all kinds of technical problems since this is all new to me. She also looks out if she sees a mistake on a post, she discretely let's me know via email.

The second person is Kaye at Pudgy Penguin Perusals. Kaye has been my biggest supporter and become a friend I can confide in. She helps me by being there for me when things have been bad not on my blog so much but in my personal life as well. AND she always can make me laugh with her lovable penguins!

3) What one question do you have about BBAW that someone who participated last year could answer?

With so many blogs out there, how do you decide on who to vote for AND what about if you think of a blog that is deserving of a certain award but don't know how to let people know about it. Can you "advertise" for your favorites come voting time??


Serena said...

Bingo, I think it would be great to "advertise" for a blog you love. Maybe do a spotlight on your favorite new blog or your favorite romance blog, etc.

I think that would be fun.

Kaye said...

Aww, I am truly touched and right back at you Karen. I know I can always e mail you and will hear from you instantly knowing that I can tell you just about anything. I truly feel that you are my friend even though we have never met. We can certainly commiserate on our technical skills lack. Lol! Drey is certainly a sweetie-pie isn't she and so smart! These young'uns sure know their stuff.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've seen various bloggers already "adverstising" for their favorites. And we can suggest categories too, like for Most Wonderful Flashing and Animated Things for which you would of course be my top nomination!!!

Bingo said...

Serena, I think once we see who is nominated, we should try to do that...and Kaye, I agree about Drey and thank YOU for getting me through the past two months. It is all over now as I am sure you saw my memorial to my cousin on July 24th. Rhapsody...I haven't seen any ads but don't think a blinkish/animated things category exists...although some people say it is distracting, I do it because I think it is fun!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Yay! Good to see you here. :)

Amy Reads Good Books said...

I agree. . .it's really tough to decide who to nominate for awards. So many blogs are wonderful!

LoveMyCoffee said...

Can we posters on blogs vote for the best blog? If you don't mind my asking? Or is it for bloggers with blogs only. Does that make sense. I hope so.


Bingo said...

I think anyone can nominate by Aug. 15 but since I am a new blogger this year, I would suggest you go to the BBAW site for all that info and a place to nominate and vote. Here is an address you might go to for help"

I do know when you nominate the want the URL sometimes which is the address like mine is

Thanks for asking. It should be interesting to watch as there are zillions of great blogs out there!