Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Armchair BEA: Offline Networking

I am not going to lie, I don't really put a lot of effort into offline networking when it comes to my blog.  I am not a natural extrovert - so it is hard for me to throw myself out there and promote my blog and/or randomly strike up conversations with people about my blogging.  However, that does not stop me from attending any events that come my way!  Below are just a handful of ways that I have "offline networked" in the last year or so ...

I volunteered to be a Book Giver on World Book Night!  Check out my post about World Book Night HERE.


I attended the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas in January!  Check out  my post about ALA HERE.


I attend author book events whenever they come my way.. like the Breathless Reads Tour!  Check out my Tour Recap post HERE.

 

And last (but definitely not least!) I offline network by frequenting my local library and bookstores, and by gushing to all of my friends, family and coworkers about the books I find and love! I tend to just talk about the books I enjoy without ever mentioning that I am a book blogger.  It isn't usually until later that people find out that not only do I read a lot of books, but I blog about them too.

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11 comments:

Liviania said...

I was at that Breathless Reads event!

ephrielle said...

I am so curious about this whole ALA thing. Is it something anyone can attend?

Maria said...

While in grad school for my library science degree, I was able to attend an ALA Regional Conference. Awesome and overwhelming, and so much information available!

Also, I love your last paragraph about networking by visiting libraries and bookstores and "gushing". Spot on!

Kate said...

ALA Midwinter was my first convention! I loved meeting all of the bloggers!


Kate @ Ex Libris

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

You've gone to some great events! The hardest part is just making the decision and going... at least it is for me.

Valerie StuckInBooks said...

I probably am just the opposite. I spend more time on twitter making those connections than at booky events. I do go to local author visits but that's about it.

Thanks for participating!

Here's my networking post

Valerie
StuckInBooks

Sarah said...

It's awesome that you get the chance to go to some local events! I like the idea of World Book Night too, I'll have to look into it for next year :-)

Happy ABEA!

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