So Kelly Jensen from Stacked and I were chatting one day, and “what if” turned into a “let’s” about organizing a group of books bloggers to write about what we love best.
OK, second best. Since first best is books.
Second best is blogging.
We brainstormed what bloggers would be interested, and then Kelly did the heavy lifting of emailing, scheduling, and organizing.
In Kelly’s words, over in the introductory post at Stacked about On Blogging, An Unconventional Blog Tour: “One of the best parts about blogging is getting to know other bloggers and not only getting to know them, but actually learning from them. Every blogger brings something different to what they do, be it by the way they approach writing or reviewing or by virtue of having a background or experience outside of blogging that influences them. It’s from that thought where Liz and myself starting thinking: wouldn’t it be neat if a bunch of bloggers tackled a topic about blogging — ethics, politics, practices, etc. — that allowed them to really share the knowledge or background they have on those topics? Welcome to an unconventional week of bloggers talking about blogging! Over the next five days, ten bloggers will be tackling a host of different topics through the lenses of their own expertise. We’re hoping this is not only helpful for new bloggers, but also seasoned veterans and anyone who interacts with bloggers or wants to be better about interacting with them. . . . . We hope this is an opportunity for an open and honest discourse on blogging, but we also hope it’s educational and enlightening. Feel free to jump into discussions this week. We’re all eager to talk about these issues and share our knowledge as best we can.”
The tour schedule:
Monday, May 28
Tuesday, May 29
Ana and Thea (The Book Smugglers) on Maintaining Independence and Integrity
UPDATED: Liz Burns (A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy) on Audience and Writing for Readers
Wednesday, May 30
Sarah Moon (Clear Eyes, Full Shelves) on Finding Your Voice
Kelly Jensen (STACKED) on Leveraging Your Blog as Professional Experience
Thursday, May 31
Sarah Bean Thompson (Green Bean Teen Queen) on Conference Professionalism
Kim Ukura (Sophisticated Dorkiness) on Objectivity vs. Transparency
Friday, June 1
Sarah Andersen (YA Love Blog) on Community and Accountability
UPDATED: Kate Hart (Kate Hart) on Giving Credit Where Credit’s Due: Citing Your Sources
As you can see, a real mix of people, so it will be a mix of perspectives and opinions; of information; of life experience; of knowledge. I’m quite looking forward to it!