Saturday, June 9, 2012

Archair BEA Wrap Up Fun

Archair BEA has been so fun all week. I meandered off track, as usual.  CONGRATULATIONS to all the many, many WINNERS!!  I recognize so many names & I sincerely, personally congratulate you!

We're the Same!!!!
Image: Statistics Image

I love this statistical Survey Results Post, did you see it? I fit nestled right in the middle of everything.

I've been blogging less than a year. Most everyone is a bit more experienced, but us "newbies" definitely dominate (participators in Armchair BEA, anyway... maybe all the vets went to New York? Lol)

I blog right about 7-10 hours per week, although I often blow into averaging 3 hours per week.  I usually pack most of that into one or two crazy days, so it's nice of them to ask for weekly totals.

Obviously I'm on Blogger... but they make it so easy, you know? It's a matter of how little I know about html stuff rather than a knowledgeable choice of platform. You know?

This is interesting... Twitter is used the most. I still don't know how to use it "right", but Twitter is where I catch tons of fun posts as people I follow tweet 'em. And I choose Twitter over any other social networking for sharing giveaways & posts & fun stuff. So... I'm not surprised, but I feel like I better figure out what I'm doing better!!!!

It makes sense that we like Goodreads, etc, next. You know... that's our world!!

Fiction - Fantasy - Paranormal topped the charts on favorite reading. Lol. NOT A SURPRISE!!!  I think this is the main reason I feel so comfy book blogging. These are exactly what I like talking about the most, what I drive my friends & family crazy talking about too much. Lol. Yeehaw!!!

I enjoy Challenges & Blog Hops best, too, when I'm organized and have time to participate, followed closely by Readathons when I have time to read!!  :-D  It's all about TIME!! 

So..... what about you?  
Are you close to the statistics? You know, like a part of what makes them a realistic reflection? Or are you different?!  

 Did you see The Future of Blogging Post?  The future is whatever we make it, you know?  But there's one idea that had me super-curious to try it and see if I could even do it (obviously not counting this post!! Lol)

That is... MICROBLOGGING.  I wonder if I can review a book in less than 500 words. I'm not sure it's possible, but I feel challenged to try. I have seen mini-summaries of reviews on Pinterest and I really appreciated it. Twitter would be a very, very quick platform, wouldn't it? But what if we could blip out wee lil' summaries like that?  I'm gonna give it a "go". Although... I can't see me using it exclusively. *Ahem*  I think I could shorten a long review after I've let-er-rip first. Maybe.

The idea of short, fast posts is intriguing, though.  I'm challenged to try.

En fin, I've enjoyed Armchair BEA this week, but I did not participate as much as I'd hoped to. Personal Life intruded on my blogging life BIG TIME. And if BEA is always the first week of June, I'm always going to have trouble participating. The only week of the year busier for me is Christmas, no joke. I have two birthdays and end-of-school parties. Plus, it seems like every year some big event or life-changing decision takes place at the end of May... this year, we moved my husband's shop. The best side-effect is collapsing exhausted into bed every night leaving my kitchen to look like a tornado hit it with balloons & streamers lingering everywhere.  What a week!!!!


  1. When it comes to the stats, mine is pretty much the same as yours. I've only been blogging for 5 months and put about 7 - 10 hours a week into blogging - if I can that is. Some weeks it might only be a couple of hours, depending on what real life throws at me.

    I just participated in my very first reading challenge (Soul Screamers Reading Challenge hosted by fiktshun) and it was such an amazing experience. I loved it and I'm sure I'll be joining more challenges in the future. :)

    I'm sorry you didn't get to do as much during ABEA as you wanted to. I'm not going to lie, it was a bit stressful. *lol* It was all fun as well though and I'll definitely be back again next year. :)

    1. yea! I didn't know what to expect this year, and now I see there's a LOT going on!! I'll be back next year, too.

      On your wrap up post you mention still visiting people even after ABEA - and I like that. I don't think I saw the full experience and I'm looking forward to back-trackin' and checkin' stuff out.

  2. First time at the virtual convention for me, too. I managed to get a lot more done than I expected so I'm a happy blogger. Visited a lot of bloggers this week and plan on checking everyone out. Next year I'll at least know about it in advance. :)

  3. It's really interesting to see the statistics, isn't it? I've been book blogging for almost two years; I use Wordpress; I blog between 14-21 hours a week (sometimes more); I use Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and sometimes Tumblr to help promote my blog; I like readalongs, challenges, blog hops, and Bloggiesta.


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