Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day 4 - Networking (Armchair BEA)

Day 4 of Armchair BEA is all about Networking! I'm no guru on the subject but here's what I have to add to the discussion.






1. Memes!
The vast majority of bloggers that I've run into dig YA, yes? So if you're looking for people who share your passion, you MUST check out Parajunkee's Follow Friday Hop & Kristi's In My Mailbox Meme. They rule the school of the YA lovers and you will make many friends and live happily ever after.

Book Blogger Hop
For those of us looking for a bit more variety,
check out Jennifer's Crazy-For-Books weekend long Blog Hop! She suggests you put which type of books you review on there, so we can just filter out what we don't like and what we do! I also love that her links randomize themselves so you get to see links that may've signed up late to the party!



2. Find your audience
So now that you've thrown your name in the meme pot and got some new followers, follow them back! Check out their site, see if they like what you like and start up a conversation with them! Follow them on Twitter and Facebook and Goodreads...or anything that will keep you connected with them.

3. Comment, but mean it.
I want to say throw a comment on each page, which, of course you should do. But don't just say "Glad you like flowers. I like flowers." if you see the word flowers in their review. If you have something meaningful to say or a compliment to give, take the time and type it out. There's nothing worse than seeing 12 comments and 6 of them say:

"Nice mailbox. Here's mine." "Nice Teaser. Here's mine" "Nice review, follow me back"

Anyway, I hope this helps. I'm still figuring things out myself so my experience has been pretty basic. Please feel free to add something to this convo if I've over looked anything. And thanks for stopping by :)

4 comments:

  1. Great discussion Lah. You're right, too. Its annoying reading comments that are repetative, but after so many people have commented on the same post its bound to happen Lol.

    I finally took the time to read up on the Arm Chair BEA stuff. I'm so sad I didn't hear anything about it before everyone started posting about it. :(

    Enjoy the rest of your BEA Touring! :D

    Kelsa P.

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  2. Hi
    I've found you through The Book Gatherer. Isn't blogging awesome! I've met some really great people and found some really great books. I've done my BEA post today and you are in it. I will be back to participate in your Library Thursday. I'm also a new follower. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books
    http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/theme-thursday_26.html

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  3. Kelsa : Hey girlfriend! It's really more like the I-didn't-really-read-your-post-but-I-want-you-to-look-at-blog sort of comments!

    Sherrie : Well hello there!! I will check out your blog too! Thanks so much for doing my library thursday :)

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  4. Nice to see that someone else mentioned Memes :-)

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I appreciate your comments!