Welcome to the last post in our series for Book Blogger Appreciation Week. We’re tackling goals today, talking about what BBAW has been for us as first time participants, as well as what we hope to accomplish with our blog in the next year.
BBAW has been an interesting time for us — we probably haven’t participated as much as we’d have liked to, but despite our quietness, we have kept up with some other bloggers and met new ones.
As far as goals for the coming year, I have a couple of new features planned out, including one that will hopefully be of tremendous help for librarians or teachers. I won’t spill the beans yet since it’s one I’m pretty excited about and hope to roll out in the next few weeks.
The reviews will keep coming, as will the cover features. And hopefully, more audio posts soon. I haven’t quite figured out how to best listen now that I don’t commute for work, but I’m working on it.
Perhaps the biggest thing worth mentioning is we’re adding a new blogger to our ranks: Jen Petro-Roy. She’s been a loyal blog reader for a long time, and we’re VERY excited to have her aboard.
I just want to say to everyone who reads our blog and who voted for us in the eclectic blog category: thank you. Our readers are fantastic and help keep us going. Your comments, your insights, and your help in generating ideas or post leads is really fuel to the fire of blogging. I can’t tell you how much fun it is to see a new friend request on GoodReads with a note saying that you love the blog. You guys rock. Really.
And a big thank you, too, to the publishers who support us with advanced reader copies and the authors who not only read our blog, promote our posts, but also send us incredible emails. Some of them have put me in near tears. Thank you all!
I am so excited that Jen is joining our ranks. She won our contest with her suggestion of Marcelo in the Real World a couple months ago, and although I thought the book was a snore-fest, I don’t hold it against her.
Blogging has always been primarily an activity I do for myself, so I don’t have many goals. Mostly I’d just like to start blogging on a more regular basis. This year has been kind of lackluster for me in terms of really good reads, so I hope next year will give me more good stuff to chat about with our readers.
One goal I do have for STACKED is to start bringing in guest bloggers. Our tastes here at STACKED tend to overlap with each other quite a lot (would you believe that Jen Petro-Roy is ALSO a giant fan of young adult literature? I know, shocking), so I’d like to add some variety via fellow book nerds. I hope that STACKED will grow even more eclectic as a result – more comic book discussions, reviews of more adult titles, maybe reviews of horror novels or the “dude” books that I tend to stay away from, and other topics I couldn’t possibly think of on my own.
Participating in bbaw has been an eye-opener for me. It’s really amazing and immensely gratifying to know that people pay attention to the words I write down here. Thanks for reading!