Thursday, May 26, 2011

Armchair BEA- Relationships

Nurturing relationships...and they do need to be nurtured. Such a good topic!

I have been extremely lucky to have good working relationships with several publishers and publicists, as well as some authors, that I have maintained over time. I must also say that I have lost a few, for reasons unknown. I have tried to read in a timely manner, print honest reviews, and I always, always thank them!

Other bloggers, not so much.....I have tried to Tweet with no replies (I assume I get lost in the shuffle), I visit many blogs, I leave comments (the life blood of many bloggers) and I think you have to be polite and respectful to everyone.

When I started blogging, there were not nearly as many Book Bloggers out here in the blogosphere, and I had  better relationships with my fellow bloggers. I think it is like going from a small high school to a big college, you try to make friends, but there is not enough time. I know this probably sounds needy, and maybe it is...I need advice on how to make my relationships better within our community.

As I have been reading the responses on sites, there is much good advice and I am going to attempt to follow some of it.

Enough whining....I need to go and do some visiting and leave some comments! Maybe even make some new friends!!

3 comments:

  1. I am not a tweeter either. Leaving comments is a great way to foster community as well as participating in some memes.

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  2. Twitter is hard because if you're not on there constantly, you miss tweets and the more people you follow or have following you...you do get lost in the shuffle. I agree that commenting is key to the best communication.

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  3. The book blogging community has gotten really big. There was a time when I could get around to all the blogs I enjoyed and leave good comments almost everyday. Now I might manage once a week.

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