Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon Mini Challenge #1

Dear Book Bloggers,
The decision to blog was a sudden one for me. It was something that hit me one day and seemed like such an obvious thing for me to be doing that I just jumped right in.
But I feel like I already knew quite a bit about it before I started and that is definitely due to all of the blogs that I read before I created In the Best Worlds.

There were a lot of blogs I read regularly - the one I checked the most was Coffee and Cliffhangers - I was reading her blog regularly before I even started following book bloggers.

And then I think my biggest inspiration came from Kristi at the Story Siren. That woman is such a powerhouse and I wonder if she knows the impact she's had on the blogging world.
Anyhow, she's the one who made me realize there's so much more to blogging than reviewing - that there is sharing, friendship, community - and all of the fun stuff that comes along with blogging.
Her blog is one that I still check every day, and if I ever need some advice (especially when it comes to contacting publishers) her blog is the first place I check.

So in any far off chance you'll ever read this, Kristi, thank you for running such a fun, professional, helpful, and just all around wonderful blog. If I had to point at someone who got me into blogging, you'd be the one. I appreciate you so much!

The other blog I feel I need to mention is The YA Sisterhood. I began blogging in the midst of the YA Heroes tournament and that, I think, influenced me a lot to take the plunge and start my own blog. Can't really tell you how because I'm not sure myself - but I do know that is one of the blogs that influence me.

There are many other blogs I was reading daily that influenced my decision and I wish I could mention them all - but really it was the blogging community in general that enticed me -so likely I have all of you to thank. Even though my blog is no longer new (it still kind of is, but I feel like I've been doing this forever) I still draw inspiration from all the blogs I read or visit - whether I just stumble upon it or whether I visit daily.

So for all book bloggers -
This is a thank you letter.
This is thanks for your inspiration.
This is thanks for your dedication.
This is thanks for everything you do.

22 comments:

  1. Your letter is awesome! There are definitely a ton of blogs out there that have influenced my blog in one way or another!
    -Katelyn

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    1. Thank you again, so much for hosting this. It was a great idea - today is amazing!

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  2. Awwww.... seriously have tears in my eyes right now. Thank you so much for those very kind words, they mean more than you can know! THANK YOU!

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    1. Eeep! I'm so glad you stopped by! (This is seriously like having a rockstar toss you a guitar pick!) I mean every word. You're so important to a lot of bloggers and I just thank you so much for everything you do.

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  3. Aww, so sweet! What a super nice letting. All blogs mention above are such wonderful ones. You are great taste. <3

    Your blog is one of the great ones in my book. To me each of us are special! Sending Blog Love-a-thon hugs!

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

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    1. That is the sweetest thing! Thanks so much for stopping by - this means so much to me!

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  4. To join the posters ahead of me... Awwww... what a cute letter! I wonder how many of us will chose the Story Siren as one of their inspiration :). I have a feeling that it will be a lot (me included)..

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    1. Thanks - Kristi definitely influences a lot of us. She's certainly amazing!

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  5. Coffee and Cliffhangers is new to me!! This is a great letter you got here, I'm so glad to have discovered your page as well :)

    xo,
    La Toya (La Toya, Literally.)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad to have found your blog as well! You should definitely check out Coffee and Cliffhangers - its a great blog.

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  6. I feel the same way about the book blogging community - it's been a wonderful experience getting to know other book bloggers and getting to contribute to such an amazing community. Kristi at The Story Siren is also one of my biggest inspirations. She's classy, cool and just plan awesome!

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    1. The blogging community is incredible! I love it so much - and Kristi IS awesome. So glad to meet you!

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  7. Ever since I have started my blog, the blogging community just seems like a big family and I love that. I love meeting new people, new friendships, and finding new awesome blogs to support. I believe everyone should be recognized for their blogging no matter how big or small all of them are special. I really enjoyed reading your letter!
    Kayla @ Simply Kayla's Book Reviews
    (New Follower)

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    1. It kind of is like family =) There are lots of great things about this community and I definitely agree - big or small - awesome blogs deserve support!

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  8. I <3 the book blogging community! Great letter!

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  9. This is an awesome letter! It's great to be able to look back and see who influenced us. I'm a brand new book blogger and have loved it! Stopping by via the Love-A-Thon. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Welcome to the blogging world =))

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  10. Great letter! I didn't realise that there was such a huge and wonderful community built around books before I started blogging, but man, am I ever glad that I found it! :D

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    1. It's a great discovery! (Discovered your blog today, I love it!)

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  11. This is possibly the cutest and best letter I've ever read - thank you for writing and posting it! I definitely include The Story Siren as an influence in blogging, she really is a powerhouse and has redefined the roll of the blogger. I've not heard of Coffee and Cliffhangers before, but I'm definitely going to head there and check it out!

    Hopping through for the Love-A-Thon, you have a fantastic blog! New follower :)
    Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon Mini Challenge #1

Dear Book Bloggers,
The decision to blog was a sudden one for me. It was something that hit me one day and seemed like such an obvious thing for me to be doing that I just jumped right in.
But I feel like I already knew quite a bit about it before I started and that is definitely due to all of the blogs that I read before I created In the Best Worlds.

There were a lot of blogs I read regularly - the one I checked the most was Coffee and Cliffhangers - I was reading her blog regularly before I even started following book bloggers.

And then I think my biggest inspiration came from Kristi at the Story Siren. That woman is such a powerhouse and I wonder if she knows the impact she's had on the blogging world.
Anyhow, she's the one who made me realize there's so much more to blogging than reviewing - that there is sharing, friendship, community - and all of the fun stuff that comes along with blogging.
Her blog is one that I still check every day, and if I ever need some advice (especially when it comes to contacting publishers) her blog is the first place I check.

So in any far off chance you'll ever read this, Kristi, thank you for running such a fun, professional, helpful, and just all around wonderful blog. If I had to point at someone who got me into blogging, you'd be the one. I appreciate you so much!

The other blog I feel I need to mention is The YA Sisterhood. I began blogging in the midst of the YA Heroes tournament and that, I think, influenced me a lot to take the plunge and start my own blog. Can't really tell you how because I'm not sure myself - but I do know that is one of the blogs that influence me.

There are many other blogs I was reading daily that influenced my decision and I wish I could mention them all - but really it was the blogging community in general that enticed me -so likely I have all of you to thank. Even though my blog is no longer new (it still kind of is, but I feel like I've been doing this forever) I still draw inspiration from all the blogs I read or visit - whether I just stumble upon it or whether I visit daily.

So for all book bloggers -
This is a thank you letter.
This is thanks for your inspiration.
This is thanks for your dedication.
This is thanks for everything you do.

22 comments:

  1. Your letter is awesome! There are definitely a ton of blogs out there that have influenced my blog in one way or another!
    -Katelyn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you again, so much for hosting this. It was a great idea - today is amazing!

      Delete
  2. Awwww.... seriously have tears in my eyes right now. Thank you so much for those very kind words, they mean more than you can know! THANK YOU!

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Eeep! I'm so glad you stopped by! (This is seriously like having a rockstar toss you a guitar pick!) I mean every word. You're so important to a lot of bloggers and I just thank you so much for everything you do.

      Delete
  3. Aww, so sweet! What a super nice letting. All blogs mention above are such wonderful ones. You are great taste. <3

    Your blog is one of the great ones in my book. To me each of us are special! Sending Blog Love-a-thon hugs!

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is the sweetest thing! Thanks so much for stopping by - this means so much to me!

      Delete
  4. To join the posters ahead of me... Awwww... what a cute letter! I wonder how many of us will chose the Story Siren as one of their inspiration :). I have a feeling that it will be a lot (me included)..

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Thanks - Kristi definitely influences a lot of us. She's certainly amazing!

      Delete
  5. Coffee and Cliffhangers is new to me!! This is a great letter you got here, I'm so glad to have discovered your page as well :)

    xo,
    La Toya (La Toya, Literally.)

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad to have found your blog as well! You should definitely check out Coffee and Cliffhangers - its a great blog.

      Delete
  6. I feel the same way about the book blogging community - it's been a wonderful experience getting to know other book bloggers and getting to contribute to such an amazing community. Kristi at The Story Siren is also one of my biggest inspirations. She's classy, cool and just plan awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The blogging community is incredible! I love it so much - and Kristi IS awesome. So glad to meet you!

      Delete
  7. Ever since I have started my blog, the blogging community just seems like a big family and I love that. I love meeting new people, new friendships, and finding new awesome blogs to support. I believe everyone should be recognized for their blogging no matter how big or small all of them are special. I really enjoyed reading your letter!
    Kayla @ Simply Kayla's Book Reviews
    (New Follower)

    ReplyDelete
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    1. It kind of is like family =) There are lots of great things about this community and I definitely agree - big or small - awesome blogs deserve support!

      Delete
  8. I <3 the book blogging community! Great letter!

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  9. This is an awesome letter! It's great to be able to look back and see who influenced us. I'm a brand new book blogger and have loved it! Stopping by via the Love-A-Thon. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Welcome to the blogging world =))

      Delete
  10. Great letter! I didn't realise that there was such a huge and wonderful community built around books before I started blogging, but man, am I ever glad that I found it! :D

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    1. It's a great discovery! (Discovered your blog today, I love it!)

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  11. This is possibly the cutest and best letter I've ever read - thank you for writing and posting it! I definitely include The Story Siren as an influence in blogging, she really is a powerhouse and has redefined the roll of the blogger. I've not heard of Coffee and Cliffhangers before, but I'm definitely going to head there and check it out!

    Hopping through for the Love-A-Thon, you have a fantastic blog! New follower :)
    Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books

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