Today was the Book Blogger's Conference in New York City. I've never been, but am looking forward to hearing all about it! Hopefully, things went better than they did last year.
The purpose of the conference is to foster "blogger development"- and clearly, that development can go in a variety of directions! Today, Armchair BEA is inviting us to talk about our approach. Have you branched out into your community? Do you partner with other bloggers? Have you gone "pro" or tried generating some income through your blog? If you're a long-term blogger, how has your online personality developed over the years?
Tell us about things you've done to expand your blogging horizons, and the things you'd like to do but haven't managed (or figured out) yet. Come back here to link up your post, and then go see what other participants have to say. Let's foster our development as bloggers and learn from each other!
What have you done to get better as a blogger...and what do you want to do?
This is sort of an awkward discussion post for me, because I feel like I've been a bad, bad blogger lately. I burned out a little, lost my reading mojo, and have had several false starts back into the blogosphere. It's a slow climb out of the rut, but I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Or it could just be an oncoming train. :s
I don't really have an organized approach to blogging. I always tried to post a minimum of three times a week, and my goal is to get back to that. I don't have advertising on my blog, mainly because I don't like the way it looks (and doubt I'd make any money). Don't think that there's anything wrong with trying to make money, but it's not for me.
Have had a few guest posts, but my blog is a one-woman show. I admire people that are able to make partnerships work, but I'm afraid that it coordinating posts among different people would turn into too much work. And I'd hate to lose friendships by nagging about deadlines.
I'm trying to expand my reading horizons, so guess that counts for blogging as well. I have a list of blog tweaks/goals that I haven't touched in awhile, so need to get back on track with that.
Hoping that taking part in Armchair BEA will reignite some of my old passions and give me some new ideas. I'm also looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with, as well as meeting new bloggers!