As a blogger returning from a hiatus (albeit a short one), Jillian's Blogger Positivity Campaign was a great reminder of why I love blogging. This campaign helped me to reflect back on my 3 years of blogging and understand why I started out in the first place. Today's post is recap of the campaign and I will be highlighting some of my favorite moments from the event.
WHAT I LEARNED
- We need diverse blogging voices so don't be afraid to be yourself. While I understand that finding one's blogging voice is much easier than done, it is possible so we just need to keep working on it.
- We need diverse content. It's easy to keep churning out mindless, generic posts but I think bloggers should take a chance and experiment with different platforms and mediums to bring in some variety to the blogosphere.
- Give priority to backlist titles - Sometimes really amazing books get pushed back in favor of the newer releases especially because of all the ARC frenzy and whatnot. We as bloggers can do so much more to give the spotlight that older titles deserve.
- Connect - Reaching out to bloggers and readers isn't as hard as you think it is. So yes, go ahead and say hello!
- Be the blogger you want to follow.
WHAT I ENJOYED
- All the positivity - It's was incredible to see Jillian's campaign succeed in what she set out to do. The blogosphere is definitely a better place thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who participated in the event!
- The great content - I did a lot of blog hopping via the campaign and stumbled across so many wonderful posts.
- Meeting new bloggers was definitely the highlight of this event!
- New ideas + thoughts! Most of the bloggers who participated in the campaign were fairly new to the blogosphere so they had so much to bring into their discussions.
- I found Mara's post on the book blogging 'family' incredibly heartwarming and totally adored it!
- Alicia's advice to be the blogger you'd want to follow really made me think about my blogging direction.
- Why do I love the book blogging community? Christine's post pretty much sums up how I feel about this amazing bunch of people.
Jillian, the host of this brilliant event inspired me with her touching post, an open letter to Meggie Folchart on her blog, Jillian's Books. It was a beautiful reminder of the power we readers hold.
I simply loved Joan's letter to her favorite heroine. You can find her uplifting post along with other great content on her blog, Fiddler Blue.
1. The right to not read
2. The right to skip pages
3. The right to not finish
4. The right to reread
5. The right to read anything
6. The right to escapism
7. The right to read anywhere
8. The right to browse
9. The right to read out loud
10. The right to not defend your tastes”
― Daniel Pennac
WHAT YOU MISSED
- Introduction to the Blogger Positivity Campaign: I introduced myself, shared a few of my eccentricities, favorite reads and blogs!
- I shared 2 things that have changed(for the better) in the book blogging community!
- I dedicated an open letter to a very special species - Magical Readers. Have you heard of them?
- I introduced 5 Sri Lankan book bloggers - Local bloggers FTW!