Today’s BBAW top is Community.
The world of book blogging has grown enormously and sometimes it can be hard to find a place. Share your tips for finding and keeping community in book blogging despite the hectic demands made on your time and the overwhelming number of blogs out there. If you’re struggling with finding a community, share your concerns and explain what you’re looking for–this is the week to connect!
I don’t really do community well, at least compared to a lot of bloggers. To be honest, I just have so much going on, between family, friends, church, work, I need more time in a day. I use Google reader, but too often I have to give up, mark all read, and start over. I think I need to organize it better, set up folders, maybe. I think better organization across the board, blog, money, time, is something I need to work on.
I do try though. I make comments on the blogs I visit, at least most of the time, and always visit those who visit me- it might take me a little while but I get there eventually. Sometimes I respond to comments here on my blog, but not always. There’s no real rhyme or reason, sometimes I’m in the mood to, sometimes I’m not, sometimes I have something to add, sometimes I don’t.
I’m not involved in any real “niche” community. My tastes tend to vary and so do the blogs I read. I guess I’m hit and miss as far as “community” goes, but that’s one of the nice things. There’s room for all of us.