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I’m so excited! Today is the first day of Armchair Book Expo, an online conference that runs in conjunction with the Book Expo in New York City!
The Armchair Book Expo Mission Statement:
Armchair Book Expo is the experience for book bloggers to participate in Book Expo from the comfort of their homes. This experience is created lovingly by book bloggers specifically for our peers who for whatever reason are not able to participate in the main conference in New York each year. We bring publishers, authors, and bloggers together in celebrating our love for all things literary by hosting celebrations such as sneak peeks, daily discussion topics, and sponsored giveaways.
We have listed a number of options for you, but we recommend that you choose 3-5 items to answer. By keeping it short, it allows participants to visit more links and spread more of the comment love.
I am . . . so thrilled that I learned about this event!
I love . . . that I have been slowly getting more involved with the book blogging community.
My current read . . . is Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton.
My summer plans . . . are already very busy, but I am looking forward to my second stay-cation ever this year!
Best Practices in the Online Book Community:
Let’s talk about our best practices within the book community. This can range from time management to the use of social media to even ethical obligations.
Oh boy! I could write SO much here! But in order to keep this short and sweet, I will touch on a subject that has been bothering me quite a bit recently. Calling it an ethical issue may be a bit over the top… but it is certainly an issue:
Bloggers that don’t tag the original creator.
Any time you are doing a book tag, a weekly meme, or sharing something that you found elsewhere, it is really important to tag the original creator. Far too often I have seen people doing book tags or weekly meme posts and completely leaving off the original creator(s).
As a best practice, I always try to track down the original creator. If I cannot, I make note of that in my post. But when I do find the creator, I make sure to not only link to them in the blog itself, but also on appropriate social platforms that I use to share my link.
Thanks for reading!
I hope to see you during tonight’s Twitter Party at 8 PM EST! The topic is simply “Introductions.”