Day 6: Wrap-up
Day 1 was a total blast for me with Introductions.
Day 2 was about Blog Development and Fiction
Day 3 was about Literary Fiction. It was also a giveaway day – don’t miss my post, I have 4 books for grab open until the end of Armchair BEA!
Day 4 was about Ethics in Blogging and Non-fiction
Day 5 was about Keeping it real, fresh, and fun and Picture Books to YA
“On this final day, we encourage you to wrap-up the week with your favorites and highlights of the week. Did you learn something new? Did you connect with a new-to-you blogger? What was your favorite discussion topic? Do you have ideas for future years?”
Once again, Armchair BEA was a total blast.
BIG thanks to the awesome team of organizers, I can imagine the huge amount of work behind the scenes, thanks guys, you were awesome, as always.
It is surely the year I have been most active:
- posting every day for every topic
- organizing a giveaway: open until midnight today!
- participating in 1 twitter party
- cheerleading: that was the toughest part, I had daily to post comments on 45 blog posts related to genre and 45 on the discussion topic of the day. I have to confess I did not reach my quota one day. Sorry for the bloggers I was supposed to visit that day and didn’t
- answering every comment I received of course, but also visiting each blogger who visited me and leaving a comment on their blog
- giving some help through email to a blogger who wanted to know how to insert a google form in her post for the giveaway
Did you learn something new?
I learned a lot about disclaimers and disclosures. Lisa at Just Another Rabid Reader has generously shared with me her template where she integrated a paragraph on those things.
What was your favorite discussion topic?
So I think my favorite discussion topics was Ethics in Blogging
Did you connect with a new-to-you blogger?
I did, with tons in fact, through my cheerleader task. I ended up adding at least 3 blogs [Historical Fiction Notebook, Just Another Rabid Reader, The Relentless Reader – 2 more I thought, but I can’t figure out now which one is new on my list!] to my already insanely long list of blogs I follow – have you ever seen it? Why don’t you go and see if by any chance you are there!
I discovered lots of REALLY cutely designed blogs.
I added a ‘Follow this blog through Bloglovin’ and a ‘Blogoversary’ button in my right side bar, as I saw on other blogs.
Through a discussion on Elizabeth Goudge, I ended up meeting 2 other Christian Orthodox bloggers – I am Russian Orthodox, hence the number of religious books reviews.
I also added books to my TBR, at least 6 for now, but I have a whole list to check!
And I won a certain number of books, through giveaways, twitter party, cheerleading, thanks to all of you and the sponsors, if ever they come here!
I feel like I collected lots of fruit during this week, which lead me to some resolutions:
- add necessary lines on disclaimer/disclosure, honest review blabla, here and on France Book Tours
- not only visit those who comment on my posts, but also leave a comment on theirs
- persevere and grow, keeping at what I am doing right now, my meme, reading challenge on books on France, and of course France Book Tours – aren’t you tired yet of me mentioning it?
- connect with some American magazines geared towards France aficionados to see if I could write some articles for them
- give a try at vlogging – still need to think what feature to connect it with, maybe WWW Wednesdays?
Do you have ideas for future years?
One thing that comes to mind right now, as I shared a couple of ideas with another book blogger:
where do we get books to review: buy? library? your favorite online free galleys platforms?
And now, have fun and see you next year!