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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Guest Post: April from Good Books & Good Wine

Today we have a guest post courtesy the lovely April from Good Books and Good Wine!


Blogging Friendships
by April

The Book Blogging world is huge. At times, it can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many blogs with so many followers. It may be an uphill battle to find your place within the blogosphere. However, this is something you do not have to do alone.

I bet a new book blog is created every week. Who says reading is dead? As the world of book blogging continues to expand, so does potential for new friendships. Some of the people I find myself talking to more than anyone else, I have met through blogging.

Here's some tips on making blogging buddies:

Be social. - I know, such a no-brainer. However, it can be scary commenting on the blog of someone you really admire! I say, swallow your fear and share your opinion. However, don't just spam people with your link.

Get Twitter. I promise you will have fun conversations about things like The Princess Bride and well, books.

I also find google chat has been incredible helpful in helping me get to know people on a more personal note.

Most important of all, be your gorgeous, rocking, wonderful, amazing self. You, friend, are truly wonderful and I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to be your friend!

Book blogging friendships can bring so many positives to your blog life. You have someone to bounce ideas off of. You could team up with said person and create a sekrit project. There's the book rec aspect, if the person has similar taste to you. It's nice to have that support system of people who really get what pour your blood, sweat and tears into. (Gross, I know, but such is hard work.)

So, what are you waiting for? The world is ready to meet you.


This was an excellent guest post, April, and I completely agree.

It's weird, when I talk to people I know here about my blog friends they look at me like I'm crazy. It's like, "But you don't even really know these people. They are just online." They automatically form a mental image of some random person in a yahoo chat room with robotic-like qualities. I feel blog buddy friendships are really something you just can't understand the depth of until you've had one. And when you do start forming friendships with other bloggers, and even authors, I gotta say, it is one of the most rewarding and special things you'll ever experience.

I hope this guest post was of help to those of you who've been a little shy so far or for those who may have just started blogging.

I'd like to thank you all for stopping by and I hope ya'll are having a nice day. :D


Emma said...

BRILLIANT guest post. Wonderful suggestions. Friendship is a key factor in having a successful book blog. Without it, you're not a part of the community. Great job.

April (BooksandWine) said...

Yay! Thanks for inviting me to guest post! I hope I am considered a bloggy friend, happy blogoversary! :-)

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