Thursday, March 15, 2012

BBPOC



The Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference ended Sunday evening yet my head is still reeling from all the information.  Not only did I have to let the panels, online chats and book recommendations sink in, but I had to bookmark all the links that were shared to be read at a later time not to mention try to follow all the amazing bloggers, authors and publishers I met online.  Whew!  I'm getting exhausted again just thinking about it. 

Luckily the discussions I missed are available online for a while so I can catch up, but what I did manage to listen to was very helpful.  What I also liked was being able to call in or post comments in the chat room to be addressed.

This was my third time that I participated in the Conference and I'm not sure if it's just me, but I felt this year was especially cohesive.  It could just be that the first year was my first year blogging so I was kind of cluless and the second year I could only log in briefly because of a busy schedule.  Anyway, I usually kind of hang back and lurk in chatrooms and online discussion groups, but each comment or observation from everyone (even opposing views) was met with positive feedback, respect and courtesy creating a very welcoming chat room and a warm fuzzy venue.  Everyone really seemed to connect with each other.

I'm looking forward to revisiting several panels that I missed live particularly Legal Issues Facing Bloggers with Caridad Piniero, Defining Your Blog with Cheeky Reads and Mary Jacobs from Bookhounds, and Creative Content: Stand Out.  Check out the full list of panels HERE.  If that isn't enough, we have another follow up panel regarding online safety.

I want to thank all the moderators, and a special thanks to YA Author Terry Kate (The Sanction Chronicles) and of Romance in the Backseat, Jessica from Novel Reaction and Barb from Sugarbeat's Books for all their hard work putting together this event.  I'm so glad I decided to participate again this year.  BBPOC is very cost effective ($45), worthwhile and I won't hesitate to join again in the future.

2 comments:

shewolfreads.com said...

I loved it too. I made some changes to my blog based on the discussions we had and I plan to go back and listen to the missed audio panels this weekend. I fully plan to participate next year as well!

Karen said...

That sound alike a very helpful event. I didn't know about - maybe next year.

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