Armchair BEA is an opportunity for those of us that aren't fortunate enough to be at BEA to connect with one another, and have a little fun of our own, all from the comfort of our favourite chair!
My blog is nearly a month old! Oh my gosh, I have no idea where that time has gone!
As a newbie to the blogging world networking is still a challenge for me, and something I continue to work on. It's something every book blogger had to deal with early on, and a road I'm still trying to travel.
So in honour of "networking", these are some or the barriers I have faced in my blog's young life.
There are so many amazing book blogs out there, it ends up being rather intimidating for us newbies. How do I get my name out there among this sea of already amazing, well established blogs?
I live in a crappy location. Don't get me wrong, I love my farm town, but I have to drive 40 minutes just to get to the bookstore. It's a bit easier when I'm not living at home, as a go to school in a fair-sized city. On the bright side, in both cases, Toronto is about 1.5 hours away, which isn't bad. Does anyone else deal with living in the middle of nowhere? How do you network?
I also feel very young compared to a lot of bloggers. I'm (almost) 20, while everyone else seems to be older with kids and lives and such. How old were you guys when you started?
The book blogging community is much bigger, and much more diverse, than I imagined when I started. It's amazing to see so many great people out there sharing the magic that books have brought to their lives. I am so incredibly thankful of everyone who has welcomed me to this community. Y'all are truly amazing!
Much love, Samantha