It has been one heck of week in blogger world. Twitter has been abuzz with feed from New York City as bloggers from around the world shared their experiences at the BookExpo America. On Friday, we got to experience more tweeting goodness from those attending the first annual Book Blogger Convention, also in NYC.
In an effort to stave away jealousy, a brief Twitter conversation several weeks ago spawned Armchair BEA – BEA topics (and Book Blogger Con topics) discussed among bloggers from the comfort of your own home. No aching feet, no lines, no heavy bags to lug around, and so forth. We even had our own swag and free books, thanks to some awesome publishers and fellow bloggers! Thursday saw us generating our own tweeting fun through our first ever Armchair BEA Twitter Party. The tweets were fast and furious, and the excitement was so enthusiastic!
On behalf of all the organizers, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude at the enthusiasm and generosity of our participants. Considering we had literally two weeks to plan this event, we never thought we would end up with over 170 participants or take over the Twitter world as we did on Thursday evening. The content of every one’s posts was of the highest caliber. Everyone displayed a camaraderie and sense of community that we would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. This week made me truly happy to be part of the book blogging community. Armchair BEA was a delight to organize and a blast to “attend”, and I cannot wait to do it again next year!