Armchair BEA Wrap up
May 31, 2014 13 Comments
Armchair BEA is for those people who cannot visit Book Expo America but still want to join in the fun. This week, May 26th to 31st, there are celebrations for those who stay at home rather than make it to New York.
Armchair BEA is over! But here’s looking back at a great week.
I met quite a few new people, which was really nice. I subscribed to several new blogs, as well as older blogs that I’d somehow lost touch with. On Day 1, we introduced ourselves.
I ‘went’ to the Tuesday Twitter party, about author interactions, and I wrote about two great authors, one British and one Dutch, that I met in ‘real life’. Well, isn’t all life real? Anyway.
On Wednesday, I also went to the Twitter party, which was about expanding horizons. Now, I would have liked to join in the conversation (and I did a bit), but I spent most of my time announcing winners. Every Twitter party, up to 20 people were randomly chosen to win a prize. Since the party only lasted an hour, and I had some related tasks as well, I didn’t follow much of the discussion.
Oh, that’s right, I was (still am) on the Prize Team, announcing prizes and processing winner’s choices the whole week. Fun to do, but a bit more work than I’d thought. I did do a post on Expanding Horizons, in which I told about how blogging lead to me starting my own editing business.
Thursday was giveaway day! I’m giving away a choice of 5-star books – have a look, it’s open until Saturday evening. I again attended the Twitter party (you can tell I enjoy them). This Twitter party was about reading beyond the borders, which I do all the time, as I live in a rather small country.
On Friday I simply processed more winner’s choices. I didn’t write a post but did surf around a bit to visit more new people. Armchair BEA is a great way to come across bloggers that you somehow miss in normal daily blogging life. It’s also fun to talk about topics that we all care about, tweet around a bit and win some prizes. I had great fun!
What about you?
Did you participate?
I’m curious! 🙂