I moderated the “Technology 201: Ad Networks” Panel at last week’s BEA Bloggers Conference, and while I’ve provided a fairly detailed recap of it at Armchair BEA, I wanted to share some of the highlights–and the responses–to it here, with a little help from Storify.
Throwback Thursday: Beyond the (Armchair BEA Agenda) Borders
I’m going “beyond the borders” a bit and deviating from the 2014 Armchair BEA agenda by revisiting a post that was part of the very first Armchair BEA in 2010. I’ve edited and updated a little, but for the most part, I feel the same way now as I did then. Writing what you want to read, in your own voice The session titled “Engaging Your Readers: Take Your Writing to the Next Level” at […]
More Than Words: Audiobooks for Armchair BEA
More Than Just Words (“Genre” Topic, ArmchairBEA Day 2) “There are so many mediums that feature more than just words and enhance a story in a multitude of ways. Examples may include graphic novels and comics, audiobooks, or even multimedia novels. On this day, we will be talking about those books and formats that move beyond just the words and use other ways to experience a story. Which books stand out to you in these different […]
Good Day, and Welcome to Armchair BEA!
It’s Day One of the fifth annual observance of Armchair BEA! This virtual companion to Book Expo America is getting the jump on the real thing this year, but that gives us all a little more time to hang out and get to know each other. Here are my answers to five of this year’s Introduction questions. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did […]
The Armchair BEA 2014 Recruitment Post
One of my proudest achievements as a book blogger is being part of the founding team of Armchair BEA, the virtual companion event to Book Expo America and the BEA Bloggers Conference, and seeing how it’s grown and developed from its grassroots beginnings in a Twitter conversation in the weeks before BEA 2010. But the bittersweet flip side to success is the amount of work required to sustain it. In order to sustain Armchair BEA […]
The Right Thing To Do: On Blogger Ethics
I want to revisit something from my “blogger development” Armchair BEA post: THERE’S NO ONE RIGHT WAY TO DO THIS. My best blogging advice is “Read a lot of other blogs.” You’ll see what you like and what you don’t, and as you learn what inspires you, you’ll figure out how those inspirations can shape your own blogging. I really have come to believe, after more than six years and 1900 posts, that there isn’t […]
Many Paths, But No One Right One: On Blogger Development
Because yesterday was my Wordless Wednesday Link-up, I didn’t talk about Armchair BEA’s Day 2 discussion topic, “Development,” then. But since I won’t be talking about the Day 3 topic, “Giveaways,” at all, I’m taking the opportunity to backtrack: “Day 2 we talk about how we develop ourselves as bloggers. Have you branched out into your community? Do you partner with other bloggers? Have you gone “pro” or begun supplementing your income through your blog? […]
Armchair BEA Is Underway!
Armchair BEA 2013 is officially underway! It’s the fourth time around for this popular annual event, and the first time I’ll be able to go (mostly) all in on the festivities since 2010. We’re starting off by going around the virtual table and introducing ourselves today, as we choose five of the official Introduction Questions to answer. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why […]