Welcome to my post for Day #3 of the Armchair BEA- Let’s Talk Networking. I have never really networked directly through my blog, although I have met people locally who find out the name of my blog and then say “Oh, I’ve read you”. That’s always a nice moment!
Most of my experience networking comes from using Twitter, which I started using to share my reviews so in a round about way I guess my blog does help me to network.
My best experience in networking and meeting other book loving people happened through Twitter. A local woman who is a writer had posted an event on Kijiji (an online classified website) and shared the link on Twitter. I had been searching for my city’s name and found her Twitter account and event. The event was for something called a Lit Lunch- a way for people who enjoy reading and writing to get together to share food and talk. I was really nervous going the first time (I’m a little shy with people I don’t know) but I went anyways and had a great time. Through that group I also found an awesome local bookstore.
As for networking directly through my blog I’m really enjoying the Armchair BEA event. It’s nice to “meet” other book bloggers and join in the community. Can’t wait to read the other networking posts!