I’m so excited to celebrate the launch of ‘Celebrating Bloggers,’ a four day blog hop dedicated to thanking bloggers for the amazing work they do to support authors every day. Over the last 18 months I’ve encountered hundreds of bloggers via blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google + and earlier this year I began interviewing book bloggers as part of my Read, Write, Give feature. The dedication, time, and effort put in astounded me. I realized it isn’t uncommon for bloggers to put 30-40 hours into maintaining a blog, despite having full-time jobs, children to care for, college or study commitments. If there is anything more humbling for an author than finding out a blogger routinely stays up until midnight to work on their posts once the kids have gone to bed, and then gets up at 6 a.m. to get some reading time in before work, I’m not sure what it is.
So, this week is all about saying thank you. I’ve invited bloggers to share why they blog and review and have invited authors to share how book bloggers have helped them. Posts can be put up for the event at any time over 10th-13th September so please do check back daily if you’d like to see the links to the new posts.
Looks like a lot of fun!! Looking forward to checking out all the upcoming blogs and interviews!!
Thank you so much, Joy! I'm very excited about this!
I LOVE THIS HOP!! I think this is such a great idea and can't wait to read everyone's posts! :) The book blogging world is such an amazing place that I'm happy to be part of!!
Hi Ashley, I wanted to preview your link and shared at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Message-To-My-Chil… but it seems to be not working? thanks Cat
Thank you for your comment, Ashley! Bloggers have done so much for me – I'm thrilled to give something back, even something small like this. Bloggers have done more for me than I can ever repay!
Here is my post. Thanks Terri
Thank you so much, Suzie! I look forward to visiting with the bunnies!
Here's my post, Terri! http://rinnreads.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/celebrati…
Thank you so much for this opportunity =) Looking forward to the interviews.
Thank you so much, Rinn! I'm looking forward to reading it!
Thanks for hosting this great event Terri.
Bloggers don't get enough credit for the work they do. They're too busy pushing the authors into the spotlight and directing the audience's gaze towards them instead. It's nice to turn the tables for a change.
I have great love and respect for book bloggers and believe indie authors that treat them with respect and friendship will never feel alone on their writing journey.
Thank you so much, David. I got a sneak preview of your post for today and I loved it!
Thanks for sponsoring this great hop, Terri. Here's my link http://bookreviewsbydee.com/celebrating-bloggers-…
Thank you so much, DeAnna!
Thanks for hosting this great event. Book bloggers deserve our thanks and praise every day.
Here's the link to my blog post:
I completely agree, Lynne! Thank you for the link!
This is going to be awesome and you can't beat money for charity!
Thank you, Coral! I'm so pleased so many people have signed up!
My current blog post talks about the ways indie novels (and one in particular) are different and better than a lot of traditionally published novels. The post will go on my permanent page "Cindy's Indies" a collection of reviews by awesome indie authors.
Thank you so much for sharing! I'll definitely be stopping by!
Thanks for hosting this, Terri! Here's my post: http://www.livinglearninglovinglife.com/2012/09/c…
Thank you so much, Amanda!
I look forward to visiting all the posts on the hop! I love book bloggers and author bloggers for their friendship and support.
Thank you so much for taking part, Jennifer!
Hi Terri – great topic. In fact I blogged about Top Ten Rules for writers in dealing with book bloggers just last week, in case anyone wants to drop by and check it out, I promise not to bite (that's rule#7) : http://dljohnstone.com/2012/09/04/ten-rules-to-li…
Thank you for sharing this, Dan! I'll be sure to visit!
A great idea Terri. Here's why I love bloggers as an indie author: http://www.mohanalakshmi.com/2012/09/book-blogger…
Thank you, Mohana! I really appreciate your link!
Here's my post at Girl Who Reads
Thank you, Donna!
Thank you so much for all the links! The GoDaddy issue today has put me a little behind but I promise I will be visiting every post!
This is a great event Terri! Thank you so much for creating it – here is my link to my entry post:
Thank you, A.B! I'm excited about the event, and thank you so much for your link!
I am so excited to take part in this event!
Here is my link on WHY I LOVE INDIE AUTHORS!!…
Thank you, Naomi! You've done such an incredible amount to support indies – I'm so glad you could join us for this event!
Terri, thank you for celebrating all the marvelous book blogs that make the Indie Movement possible. To every book blogger out there: thank you for your drive, dedication and desire to bring great reads to light.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Christine! It's such a pleasure to be able to do something – even something small – to say thank you!
This was a wonderful hop! I've visited some of the blogs already and enjoyed reading their contributions.
Here's my Entry:
Thank you so much, Tin! I loved your post!
Mine went live this morning :)
AWESOME. Well here I am! I kind of did a RAMBLE drive-by derailment into all things blog related about me! BUT I had fun! Viva Le Indie Revolution!
http://bit.ly/CabinGoddessCelebrates (love at 8 AM Eastern.. I will be asleep still in Alaska)
Hey Terri! Saw the blog hop on Jennifer Lane's site when she listed me as one of the bloggers. Very cool idea. My list is here – http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/2012/09/movie-…
I'm late to the party! (Story of my life). Thank goodness I made it here today just in time to at least visit the blogs. What a lovely idea Terri (but then you only have lovely ones)
Thanks so much for putting this blog hop together, Terri!
My post is here:
what a great idea, I loved writing this post! Made me realise once more that I am not alone! Hope you and your readers will like it too! http://www.laxmihariharan.com/2012/09/we-are-worl…
Thank you so much for taking part, Laxmi!
Thank you so much, Vikki! I loved your post!
Thank you so much, Kriss!
Thank you so much, Alex! I really appreciate you taking part!
Thank you so much, Susan! I've enjoyed this so much!
You're welcome, Maia! It really is the very least I can do considering the support I've had and I'm thrilled so many people are involved with the hop!
I put mine up today. Thanks Terri!
Thank you Pavarti – I really enjoyed your post!
Hi Terri and all, here is my link for the 13th, Appreciation for Bloggers, http://lifeachangesorg.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-c…
Thank you so much for the link Susanna!
What a wonderful idea! I wish I had time to participate myself, but swamped at this time. Alex sent me, and he'd be one of my nominees along with Gary of Klahanie, whom Alex already nominated – he's a class act and writes the most wonderful comments. Plus, he's funny and snarky and the best punner I know. Ninja Alex really doesn't need any introduction. Seems he knows the whole blogosphere ;-) Hmmm…maybe I can squeeze this in. If I do, I'll come back and link up.
Tina @ Life is Good
Thank you so much for visiting, Tina! I really enjoyed Alex's post and very much appreciate you stopping by!