Armchair BEA: Nurturing Book Blogging Relationships

Today’s Armchair BEA post is about nurturing book blogging relationships. As much as I love writing reviews and talking about books, I think I would have lost interest in book blogging a long time ago, if it wasn’t for the community that we enjoy as book bloggers. The book blogosphere has gotten absolutely huge, with new bloggers every day that I haven’t encountered, and yet there are a few that have become more than just blogging colleagues, they have become friends. Through blog comments, conversations on Twitter, and e-mails, we have gotten to know so much more about each other than just what books we like to read. This was especially evident to me last summer, when Natalie was in the hospital, and I received such warm encouragement, prayers, and kind words.

I am honored to call these book bloggers my friends.

Natasha (Vasilly) at 1330v – She continually challenges me to read outside my comfort zone, and I love chatting with her on Twitter about our lives.

Megan at Posey Sessions – Megan seems to be on a long sabbatical from the online world, and I miss her!

Kelly at The Written World – Kelly and I have gotten to know each other over the past year or so via chatty e-mails about the things that are going on in our lives beyond books.

Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty – I recently rejoiced with Wendy as she and her husband welcomed little Mouse, their first child, into the world. My day is always brighter when an e-mail from Wendy shows up in my inbox.

Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This – Sandy and I have kids in similar stages of life, and so can commiserate on the joys and hardships of watching our kids grow up.

Bryan at Unfinished Person – Bryan is always good for snarky and sarcastic conversations on Twitter and Facebook, and shares my Netflix addiction.

Of course, there are many other bloggers who also give my life depth and joy – and they are listed on my blogroll.

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10 Responses to Armchair BEA: Nurturing Book Blogging Relationships

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    That is so awesome! I feel priviledged that I got a mention. Not only do we have all these kids in common, but there is the WWII angle, and the audios, and Viggo. Seriously though, it’s not like we do this for the money or fame. It is all about the friendships that keeps us going I think.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – yes, it is. And how could I forget Viggo? Mmmmmmmmm………

  2. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly
    says:

    I am so honored to be on this list! :-D Thank you! I was just thinking about Megan the other day. I hope she didn’t get married without letting us know!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      V – I wish she would post and let us know how she’s doing! And you’re very welcome – I am so glad to have your friendship!

  3. Aine Greaney
    Twitter: ainegreaney
    says:

    As an author, it was a little terrifying to step into book bloggerville at first. But then … I’m happy to say that it’s created a great community of fellow book lovers for me. Best of all, it has reminded me that I am a reader first. Who knew you could have such great chats about books?

  4. Kailana says:

    I am honoured to call you a friend, too. :)

    I haven’t talked to Megan in forever. I have to get back in the habit of logging into Twitter!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kelly – She hasn’t really been on Twitter much, either – at least not when I’ve had time to tweet. Hope you’re having a good week!

  5. unfinishedperson
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn
    says:

    On a rare serious note, I am honored to be included among such an illustrious list of bloggers, many of whom I am familiar with, including Vasilly, who was on my own list. We might not always see eye to eye on books or movies for that matter, but the conversations that arise from those disagreements — and the agreements too — are always good ones. Thanks for being there…here, I mean. :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Bryan – I agree – the conversations are entertaining and often enlightening – as well as humorous. :)