Thursday, February 18, 2016
#BBAW Day 4: Staying Connected!
Today's prompt asks us to write about the ways we choose to stay connected to the book blogging community, and it will come as no surprise to anyone that events like this one are my jam! I love finding new-to-me bloggers, connecting with established friends, and generally feeling the size and sway of the bookish community in a big way during Book Blogger Appreciation Week, Armchair BEA, Bloggiesta, and a variety of Readathons.
As for everyday, I am SUCH a believer in comments. Now, I've had trouble holding up my end of the commenting bargain lately as I'm seriously burning my candle at both ends, but I'm still a big believer. I recently followed my own advice and organized my Feedly by days of the week that I'm mostly likely to read and comment (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday), so you'll probably see that if I'm commenting on your blog, I'm doing it in chunks instead of continuously throughout the week. It's helped quite a lot.
I'm also a big believer in sharing posts I enjoy. Sometimes I may not have a great insightful comment to add, but if I believe that readers should be herded toward an especially sparkly review, discussion, or other bloggy rumination, I will absolutely tweet it, share it on Facebook, or Pin it.
The flip side of this is when to disconnect. Unfortunately, this week has been one when I just have to throw my hands up and admit that sometimes the connection is not possible. Sick kids, work craziness. Life happens. I will be reading a lot of BBAW posts come weekend, but this week has bitten me in the proverbial arse.
Now, people more creative than me...how do you keep that connected feeling? When do you decide to disconnect?