Friday, June 8

Armchair BEA: Ask the Experts

What did you always want to know about blogging but were afraid to ask?

Alternatively, if you've been blogging for awhile, you've probably learned a thing or two. Whether you stumbled upon a something that makes blogging easier or made a mistake you'd never want anyone to repeat, share your experience and wisdom with others.

So, that's it! Ask a question or share a tip.

My question is more social oriented. I am trying to form stable friendships among fellow book lovers. What recommendations do you have about this process? How do I transition from awe and comments to equal and communication exchange? (You are probably thinking start by not saying "communication exchange", how dorky.)

When attending an author event try to alert the bookstore in advance you will be attending. Meaning a blogger, specifically you, will be there. Go with questions formed and on hand. Even try to set up an interview with an author. You may be surprised with how open they are to bloggers. Also, don't be afraid to mention you are a blogger to authors. They may not all care but some of them are super friendly towards bloggers.