ArmchairBEA 2014Design by Amber of Shelf Notes



What were some of your favorite aspects of Armchair BEA 2014?  What were the most intriguing conversations or the posts you recommend everyone read?  Did you want to summarize your own posts all in one spot?  This is your opportunity to share your wrap-up for the week in the way you feel most appropriate.

I believe Armchair BEA 2014 was my 3rd time taking part n this event. For the first time, I got organized and managed to write most of my posts ahead of time, which really helped and allowed me more time to visit and leave comments on lots of blogs.

Here are my posts:

Day 1: Introduction and Literature

Day 2: Author Interaction and More Than Just Words

Day 3: Expanding Blogging Horizons

Day 4: Giveaways and Beyond The Borders: I totally goofed for the giveaway putting as mandatory being part of Armchair BEA, instead of doing something like follow ArmchairBEA on Twitter. So only fellow book bloggers were able to enter. I won’t make that mistake again!! By the way the giveaway is open until tonight!

Day 5: Local (Chicagoland) Bookstores and YA

I also took part in a full twitter party and partially to another one. The full hour I took part in was totally insane, even using Twubs. I had hard time even clicking on Reply and RT buttons, because the feed would go so crazy fast.
I did not enjoy it as much as I usually enjoy twitter parties. I regretted that the questions were kind of repeats of the theme of the day – each had already written on that. Maybe we should have questions unrelated to the theme of the day for those parties, to make them even richer in content?
Also, he really helps if questions are introduced as Q1, Q2, and answers start with A1, A2, etc. I remember ready tweets and wondering if it applied to a question or the other, one was about liking and the other disliking, so it was impossible to really what the tweeter was meaning. I used the Q # and A# system for the twitter party I organized last month, and it really helps to follow the conversation.

During this week, I got to know better a few more bloggers, and added many to the list of Book Bloggers I follow on Twitter or through Bloglovin.
I also got in touch with a local blogger for a possible IRL meeting!
A few bloggers finally realized I was French, lol!

The discussion on Literature presented a vast array of answers for the definition, to basically Literature is whatever you want it to be, lol.

Taking part in the discussion on expanding Blogging Horizons gave me more courage to launch one day soon into vlogging, maybe to use for the monthly recap, so stay tuned, the next monthly recap is coming soon; and possibly transforming some posts into an ebook. Some comments makes me revisit the possibility of self-hosting.
Maybe these were the best fruit of this week for me.

I also won 2 books by participating in discussions in ArmchairBEA, and possibly some the books with all the giveaways I entered.

Conclusion: thanks to the awesome team of ArmchairBEA! The daily themes were very well chosen.
if I’m available, i will definitely take part in ArmchairBEA 2015, waiting for BEA in Chicago in 2016!