DAY 5: Future Treasures
When BBAW started this year, I wasn’t sure if I was going to take part. I felt too new, as though I wasn’t quite established enough to take part yet. In the end I did and I am very grateful that I did so.
I want to send a huge thank-you and an even huger hug out to Jackie from Farm Lane Books Blog. Jackie featured me on the first day of BBAW and I was very moved by that. I have a great deal of respect for Jackie as a Book Blogger and a nod from her is the only approval I need to know that I am doing a good job with my blog. As a result of Jackie’s endorsement, I received more than triple my normal daily traffic that day and have continued to receive people from that recommendation all week. Thank you Jackie!
I had no idea what a wonderful event BBAW could be. I discovered all sorts of new blogs. You can check out my Book Blogger Hop post for today to see the best blogs I picked up over the course of the week. The number of book blogs on my reader is getting a bit out of control. I know, at some point, I will have to cull through them and pick out some of the ones I don’t follow so closely. For the time being, however, I am just happy to have been introduced to so many wonderful bloggers. We have some really friendly and talented people in our community.
I’ve only been blogging now for a little over two months. I have accomplished so much in that span of time and I am sure there is a great deal in store for me over the next year. I am a little bit worried, though, about how I am going to keep up with things in the New Year. In January, my partner and I are moving back to Canada. When we do, I am going to have to start working again and I know that the amount of time I have available to read is going to go way down, at least for some short period.
Some of the things I am looking forward to over the next year are:
– Taking part in some challenges (I have avoided it up until now, because my boyfriend would kill me if I bought any more new books before reading the ones I have on the shelf)
– Hosting a 72 hr. read-a-thon (24 and 48 hours are just not long enough)
– Hosting a YA month (I have quite a collection of YA fiction on my TBBought list and I need an excuse to buy it all in one go and rip through it)
– Meeting more great books bloggers (but, not too many ;))
Thank you to everybody who has stopped by Pink Sheep Cafe over the course of the week and an extra big thank you to those who have either subscribed to the blog or started following me on Twitter. This has been a whirlwind week the likes of which I have not seen before. I am so happy I took part.
Now, in order to recover from Book Blogger Appreciation Week, my partner and I will be heading to Budapest tomorrow morning for a weekend of dubious debauchery. Actually, we will probably spend most of our time relaxing in the thermal baths as it is supposed to rain all weekend. I hope you all have a terrific weekend. I look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday.