Day 6 of Armchair BEA is about Wrapping it Up.
On this final day, we encourage you to wrap-up the week with your favorites and highlights of the week. Did you learn something new? Did you connect with a new-to-you blogger? What was your favorite discussion topic? Do you have ideas for future years?
Truthfully, I've been a bit overwhelmed with this year's Armchair BEA due to the fact that I signed up to be an Armchair BEA cheerleader. Thoughtful commenting on such a large number of posts is extremely time-consuming--like "I should have taken this week off of work" time consuming. But for me that's also been the highlight. Because I had a specific block of posts that I was supposed to comment on, it really forced me out there to read and comment on many more posts than I would have done originally. But I've found that the more content I'm exposed to, the better off I am. Plus I got to meet some really cool people. Now...whether we'll develop lasting friendships or not is yet to be seen, but either way I can say I'm better off as a person and as a blogger for having participated in this way.
Part of my favorite experience in Armchair BEA is always the tips and tricks I find from other bloggers. I cannot say this enough: Thank you to each of you who took the time to type up a post about blogger development. Some of the things I read I already knew, some of the things I don't think fit in with my blog and what I'm shooting for, but some of you gave me some great ideas and if nothing else I came away with a lot to think about and ponder about how to grow my blog. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that.
At first I wasn't loving the genre posts. While I read a large variety of genres in my own life, I found I didn't have a lot to say about the classics or literary fiction--especially not in any way that would really encourage someone else to read these genres. But as I really began to check out what other people had to say that, as always, made these topics better. I did, however, enjoy discussing general fiction, my love for YA, and even how much I enjoy the non-fiction that I do read.
I always love the introduction posts because I think it's a great way to really get to know people quickly, but I do hope that the Armchair BEA crew comes up with some slightly different questions for next year--if I'm still unable to make BEA.
But all in all, I'm still completely overwhelmed by this community of bloggers that we have and that I'm lucky to be a part of. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and visited my page, read my posts, commented, and/or followed me. I look forward to getting to know you all better.
What was your favorite part? I'm curious! Let me know!