To help spread the word about why this is such a great event, there's a meme hosted by the BBAW blog about last year's experiences. Anyone who participated last year is welcome to do the meme, plus there are questions for bloggers who are new to BBAW this year.
Here are the questions for veterans, and my answers.
- What was the highlight (something that happened, a post, an activity, etc.) of BBAW for you last year? I was thrilled to be asked to give out two awards last year and even more thrilled to be nominated for an award. Although I didn't win the award for "Most Chatty Blog" I was beyond happy that my readers nominated me - it was sort of like a big hug from the blogosphere.
- What is one new blog you discovered during BBAW last year? One of the fun things last year was being paired up with another blogger and doing interviews of each other. That's how I met Anna, one of bloggers at OCD, Vampires, and Amusing Rants, oh my! I had never visited that blog before but now it is on my daily reading list. You can check out my interview of Anna here if you like - both she and I had lots of fun with it.
- What tips would you share to help others get the most out of their BBAW experience? First off, it is an overwhelming week. Last year I wasn't able to keep up with all the posts at all the various blogs. I'm thrilled that this year there is a dedicated BBAW blog - that should make things easier. But my advice would be to have fun with it. If you can't keep up, that's ok - just read the posts and do the activities that you DO have time for. Go along for the ride and you'll really enjoy yourself. Second I'd suggest remembering that (most) bloggers do what they do because they love it. But that doesn't mean you'll love every blog you visit. Find the ones that are compatible with you and add them to your reader - you'll be glad you did!