Welcome back, friends! Now you can officially sign up to participate in Book Blogger Appreciation Week (#BBAW)! Several of you have asked to know more about this event and what it entails, so let’s chat about it!
This is a week-long event offering you daily prompts that you can dip it in and out of at will. You will be able to link your daily posts here and explore new-to-you bloggers and appreciate the ones you already know. Here are the daily topics for this year’s Book Blooger Appreciation Week!
Day 1 Introduce yourself by telling us about five books that represent you as a person or your interests/lifestyle.
Day 2 Interview Day! If you choose to be part of the interviews (in the form down below), you’ll be assigned a fellow blogger to chat with and post about!
Day 3 What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?
Day 4 How do you stay connected to the community? Examples: social media, regular commenting, participation in blog events, etc. Tell us your faves!
Day 5 One of the unfortunate side effects of reading and blogging like rockstars seems to be a tendency toward burnout. How do you keep things fresh on your blog and in your reading?
We will also schedule one or two Twitter parties. Check back here or on Twitter for updates about those times and dates. We will also be resurrecting the BBAW Twitter account. You can follow us right here!
Back in the fall of 2008, a wonderful book blogger named Amy (from My Friend Amy) created an online festival for book bloggers called Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Her intent was simple:
Acknowledging the hard work of book bloggers and their growing impact on book marketing and their essential contribution to book buzz in general, I am excited to announce the first Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Think of it as a retreat for book bloggers and a chance for us to totally nerd out over books together. And of course, shower each other with love and appreciation.
The event grew every year and, even though it was fun and Amy loved it, she had to end it in 2012 due to the work and time involved. BBAW has been missed dearly ever since.
That’s why we (Ana, Jenny, Heather, and Andi) are more than thrilled that Amy agreed to turn her baby over to us. We can only hope we do her proud.
So, yes, we are bring back Book Blogger Appreciation Week, with Amy’s blessing. Sign ups go live next week and the event starts February 15, perfectly coinciding with Valentine’s Day. Some things will change, some will stay the same, but we hope to keep Amy’s intent alive: celebrate the hard work, dedication, and love we all put into this adventure we call book blogging.
Help us spread the word with the graphic up top and the #BBAW hashtag!
Hey #Potterbingers! This wee project runs through January 31 of 2016 but we wanted to check in to see how you’re doing with it so far! We’d love to read your comments at this juncture, or feel free to link up as many check-in posts as you’d like down below! Let us have it!
We also have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT for our next event coming up on Monday, January 11. You’re REALLY gonna want to stay tuned for this!