Ahh, what can I say about the amazing book blogger community? Everyone is super friendly, and nice, and sweet, and open to anyone coming in to read about books. I was unknown. I had no idea what book blogging entailed, until I Googled book blogs. I found Wendy’s awesome blog, Cupcake and Latte, and was inspired by her to start my own. Book, blogging, writing, and maybe some web design thrown in? I wanted to join! And join I did, for this blog has surpassed even my wildest dreams.
Book bloggers are diamonds in the rough. They are honest, and loyal, and are so downright welcoming to anyone who joins the community. I know there are others that will say it feels like a competition, but they shouldn’t. I was sparked by the jealousy itch as soon as I found Kirsti from the Story Siren’s In My Mailbox meme..(Yes, I can honestly admit that and I’m not ashamed to say it.) She had so many books that didn’t even come out ’til next year. Then the whole plagiarism debacle and drama..I completely felt betrayed. I have to remind myself that sure, people get a lot of books that come out next year, but think about, “Where are they going to house them? Where are they going to find the time to read them?” It’s frightening how many books I receive a week sometimes. You won’t know until you’re on the receiving end book nerds 😉 (That’s another topic to write about though, and I’m getting off topic.)
Of course during my first few months of book blogging, I felt lost and confused, and had no idea what any terms meant such as DNF (Did Not Finish). But if you ask any blogger, or anyone on Twitter for that matter, you will receive an immediate response. Book Bloggers like to help, and are also a very opinionated bunch. If they don’t like a book, they’ll tell you. I know I do 🙂
By being helpful yourself, you’re also inserting yourself into the book blogging community as being trustworthy, and reliable. That’s when my idea sparked formed in my mind to create The Newbie Guide to Book Blogging. I like to think I learn quickly, so after almost 7 months of blogging, I started writing the guide, and it’s one of the best things I know that will help new book bloggers. I wrote it for the bloggers that couldn’t find one at all. There were tips, but there were no insider tricks, or even a “how-to” to approach publishers. I hope it helps new bloggers out.
I’m not going to single anyone out or do shout-outs but if you’re one of my best book blogger buddies (haha try saying that quickly), then you already know who you are.
Cheers to you all book bloggers! *hugs all*
@booknerdcanada has one of the best book blogging guides I’ve ever seen. SO HELPFUL! Thanks Giselle! 🙂
— Hollie Skerry (@HollieSkerry) September 16, 2012
My idol @booknerdcanada is so down to earth 🙂 so glad she actually takes time to respond to us not so popular bloggers
— ♔ ⓚ ⓘ ⓚ ⓘ ♔(@bookmarkbelles) October 24, 2012
@booknerdcanada Totally! But you’ve worked to get there! And your blog shows it! 😀 I can only dream to be there someday. lol
— Hannah Taylor (@InkyReads) October 22, 2012
@booknerdcanada LOLOLOL.♥It’s a blogger’s duty to help another blogger. :p
— Kaede (@Kami178xx) October 21, 2012
@booknerdcanada cuz u rock!
— Ange/Libby Blog (@marmaladelibby) October 18, 2012
— Tiff Ing (@mostlyyalit) October 10, 2012
— Reeka (@boundbywords) October 4, 2012
— Rachelia (@BookishComforts) September 28, 2012
— Reeka (@boundbywords) September 22, 2012