Thursday, June 7, 2012

Armchair BEA Day 4

I didn't do Armchair BEA Day 3--all about networking in real life---because it didn't really pertain to me. 
I live in a small town.  I just want to read some good books and cook some good meals and enjoy my friends and family.   AND talk about all these things.

I am forced to do enough networking with my job---on my own time I just want to relax.  I do sport a license plate on my car that is personalized with  BOOK LOVER.   Or rather  Booklvr,  cuz it fits.  Freinds and aquantinces mention it all the time, but  I  even have strangers that will come up to me and tell me that they love my licence plate and that they love to read and so on and so.  There you go for the networking.   I am like the random networker.

Today's topic from Armchair BEA is this:
Has blogging opened up opportunities for you beyond getting free, advance copies of new books? Has it helped you get offers to write or review elsewhere (maybe even for pay)? Have you gotten invites to special events or places you might not have been to otherwise? Today, we'd like you to talk about those opportunities in you own posts, and later this morning, we'll have a guest post from one of our own Armchair BEA team members, about her freelancing experiences

okay, I'm just going to be honest and put myself out there.
I haven't even gotten one free advanced copy of a book.  LOL.  I don't want to write a review  (I cannot do justice to a review type of post),  I don't care about going to events or other places  (well, I do care, but that's not why I blog).  I just blog because I enjoy it.  
I don't want the pressure of all that other stuff.

On Twitter this morning, there was a Tweet  (I don't understand Twitter at all.  I'm like the old lady of the Twitter world.  Anyway, I digress),  I can't remember who from  (but I think it was retweeted from Armchair BEA ) or exactly what it said word for word, but it was something like this:
 Controversial!  Book Bloggers seem to look down on 'not only book bloggers', why?

In my humble "not only book blogger" opinion,  I think this statement is false.
The book bloggers who I know and  who comment on my blog are VERY NICE.  Granted, there is not a lot of them, but even the ones I've contacted or asked a question to, were very friendly.  
I've never felt snubbed.  I am sure somewhere out there are purists who don't care for my type of blog, but the same could be said of any 'themed' blog, and as long as they don't seek me/us out and talk bad about me/us, then I think we can all live in peace, right along side each other.
Don't you?

I bounced all over in my post today---hmmm.  Am I throwing a rant?  Well, it's a good one!  I  just read and cook and write up a post every now and then to share my hobbies.  And because I just might like to hear myself talk.


Sarah said...

I don't agree with that statement either! All of my readers are very sweet and usually comment more often on the posts that aren't book reviews, lol.

Oh, and I also love your license plate :-)

Happy ABEA!

Valerie StuckInBooks said...

All I can say to this is that I have met some of the best people I know while blogging. I've made friends with followers who comment on my blog and rock my world. I've made friends with other bloggers who are so nice and willing help others all the time. I've met authors who are generous and well fabulous. I love blogging and don't see the negative in the community. Glad you have that experience as well.

Thanks for participating!

Here's my beyond my blog post


Anonymous said...

What a cool license plate! And yes, I think we can all live in peace :)

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