We meet again on this 4th day of BBAW. Welcome! Today's question is about connections:
How do you stay connected to the community? Examples: social media, regular commenting, participation in blog events, etc.
Connections, connections, connections - well, I'm not much of a connector in many ways. I know. We're supposed to be big fans of all the social media 'things'. I can't even keep up with all the 'things'. So, here's the scoop - I do have a Facebook page, but it took me forever to actually decide to try that. And it's not connected to this blog, nor will it ever be. I'm on Facebook in my personal life, mostly to loosely keep up with family, old friends, and see pretty vacation pictures. Oh, and grandbabies - most of my old friends now have grandchildren and their pictures are so cute!!
I am not on Twitter or Instagram or Tumblr or whatever else is out there. I know myself pretty well and I just cannot keep up with all that electronic info. It's overwhelming and I would become a nervous wreck. That may make me old, but honestly, I'm from the age group that was amazed by the VCR years ago. Ha! I also decided not to use Goodreads or LibraryThing. Just seemed like more work to me.
I do comment a lot on other blogs. I enjoy it and, if I have something to say, I'll leave a comment. I think that's my way of staying in touch, instead of tweeting. And I respond to the comments on my blog here. If you leave a comment, I'll likely respond - you may never know it, but that's OK too. I do not go back and check for replies after I've commented on a post elsewhere. Too many and I can't remember to do that.
I also participate in a few, a very few blog events. Here's a look at what I joined this last year:
The Estella Society took over R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril this last year from Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings. My first time joining in. It's for reading anything mysterious, ghostly, gothic, spooky....you get the idea. I loved it and if it comes up again this fall (September-October), I'll be there..
I did the Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon last April. Not sure if I'll participate again this year, but it was fun. And, no, I didn't come close to 24 hours of reading.
Last March, Trish at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity hosted 'A Day in the Life'. Just an ordinary day that we could share our ordinariness. I showed a bunch of pictures of me going through my day. It was fun.
I wrote a post for Sheila's 'Playing To Beat The Banned' event last September during Banned Books Week. In it, I told about my feelings concerning 'banning' books and what it was like working in a library during that week. I would definitely participate in that event again. You can find Sheila at Book Journey.
Most weeks, I join in on 'Waiting on Wednesday' hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's a meme that lets us share a book that we're anticipating being published in the future. I love letting people know what new books are coming.
I also usually participate in the weekly event hosted by Diane at Bibliophile By The Sea entitled 'First Chapter - First Paragraph - Tuesday Intros'. We share a little bit from the beginning of a book we're reading or thinking about reading. What's fun for me is looking around and finding a book that has a great hook at the beginning.
That's about it for me. I don't do challenges or not very often. You can see a couple of them in my sidebar that are ongoing right now - The TBR Triple Dog Dare and Gothic Fiction Reading Challenge. If you're interested, just click and find out more. I also did a 'Salem's Lot Read-a-Long last fall that was a lot of fun.
Hope you enjoyed hearing about my 'connections'. Tomorrow is the last day of BBAW and it's about burnout and how to avoid it. See you there!