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Book Blogger Convention 2010

Imagine you’ve been isolated from your species, unable to communicate except by means of technology. Twitter, blog comments, e-mail…it’s all we’ve had.  And then all the sudden you are all in a room together. People you have built professional relationships or even friendships with over the years suddenly have faces and personalities.  What a wonderful thing…that in essence was the very first Book Blogger Convention. A time to get together and share, learn and grow as a group of individuals who are all very different and yet still the same in our love of books. We are a community and the biggest message I got from our day is that…it’s up to us what we can do as a group. The sky is the limit. Things are changing and book bloggers are on the cusp of a new world where we have a very integral part in the publishing industry. What a fantastic feeling!

It’s all about community. The more we work together and support one another…the more we can accomplish. As Maureen Johnson so accurately said “Book bloggers are activists for books.” How true that is, it’s why I became one and also why I became a librarian. We are experts….as Ron Hogan classified us: we are the ultimate experts in the subject of “Books I Love.” No one knows that better or ever could.

Fabulous Panel on "Writing and Building Content"

(Panel: Rebecca [Book Lady’s Blog] – moderator, Kim [Sophisticated Dorkiness], Christina [Stacked], Betsy Bird [A Fuse 8 Production], Amanda [The Zen Leaf])

So what was Book Blogger Convention like? Meetings of people who felt they already knew one another, meetings with people you have wished to know for some time, stimulating conversation about books and the industry, hilarious keynote speaker Maureen Johnson, the monster of convention center making himself known, panels and lectures on meaningful topics of interest to us…to sum it up…it was pretty GREAT. I cannot wait until next year. My only regret is that I did not get to meet as many people as I had wished. It was often hard to find one another in the sea of name tags…next year I think we should make t-shirts! T-shirts about our blog with our name is giant letters…we may look like the high school seniors on the last day of school entering the convention center…but who cares…we’re book bloggers and we are cool! (Side note: Bedazzlers and puff paint encouraged!)

Ron Hogan of Beatrice.com speaking about "Ethics in Blogging"

Keynote Speak: Young Adult Author Maureen Johnson

A Writer's Inspiration Can Come in Many Forms



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Welcome to Stiletto Storytime


Welcome to Stiletto Storytime. This week I hope to welcome lots of new visitors to my site while I am in the Big Apple…New York City for Book Expo America and Book Blogger Con 2010. I am so excited to be able to attend these events and hope to be able to meet, learn and grow both as a writer and book blogger.  I hope will have the pleasure of meeting many of you this week personally but if not please enjoy looking around the site.  You can start by learning more about me and Stiletto Storytime here. Thanks for visiting and enjoy! Expect a post of my experiences and adventures soon for all my readers and fellow bloggers who were unable to attend.


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Book Blogger Con 2010

Book Blogger ConventionIt’s official I am going to Book Blogger Convention 2010 in New York City in May! I cannot be more excited especially when it will be paired with a badge for the exhibit floor for Book Expo America! Book Blogging is something I am new at but I know that the more I learn the more I can contribute to this growing service. I love books and I love blogging so what could be better! It’s allowing me a way to still be a librarian even while I stay at home with my son which is the ultimate gift. So look for more blogging about Book Blogger Con and of course in May I will lead you through my experience! Watch out NYC….here comes Stiletto Storytime!


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