Armchair BEA: Keeping it Real, Fresh, & Fun

May 31, 2013

Whether you've been online here with us, or with the crowds in New York City converging on this final day of Book Expo America, you may be feeling a strange combination of energized and exhausted by now--full of things to say and new ideas to try, but not feeling up to doing much of it. Are you wondering just how you'll be able to keep all this going?
Today, we're interested in knowing how you address that question, especially if you've been doing this for a while. If you have been around for years, how do you keep your material fresh? How do you continue to keep blogging fun? How do you not only grow an audience, but how do you keep them coming back for more? 

This has been my first year participating in Armchair BEA. It really has been a lot of fun and the energy of everything has been great! I have definitely taken in a lot of things that are new. With all of the new things to look into and research, I really haven't had time to think about how to keep it all going. I think it just will. Just this week from seeing and speaking and reading what other bloggers had to say, my blog is already morphing into something more I envisioned. I hope that it keeps progressing as I go and grow in the blogging world.

I haven't been around long in the blogging world, only a year and a half, but in that time, I like where I'm going. I still have a lot to learn. I'm slowly learning how to grow an audience, but my number one goal is to read, to always keep reading and writing about the books. If people like what they read and follow me, I'm so thankful, but if they don't, I'm glad they at least stopped by. :-) I do hope to start adding more to my blog in the future. I would like to post about book signings in the area, hopefully try some Q&A's with authors, and giveaways...but, before that, I need to keep researching and learning and that will keep me going.

This time with Armchair BEA has just been phenomenal! I can't thank the staff Armchair BEA Central enough for all the hard work that they have put into this event. I can't wait till next years event!


  1. I like that you maintain that you're number one goal is to read. I mean isn't that the reason we all started blogging in the first place? A love of reading? So what's blogging without it?

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. Exactly! I wouldn't be doing any of this if it wasn't for the love of reading. :-)


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