05 September 2009

BBAW: What Can I Do Now?

It's hard to believe, but Book Blogger Appreciation Week is just around the corner. Nominations have been sent out and interview partners have been hooked up, so you might be thinking there is nothing left to do but wait for the short lists to come out and voting to begin (September 7). Actually, there are a few things you can do now to start to get ready for the week of September 14.


If you are going to have giveaways during the week, now's a good time to start collecting the items you're passing along. You could even write your posts and have them ready.


Be sure you get your interview answers to your partner so he or she has plenty of time to format the text and get the post scheduled.

Mr. Linky and Reviews

The BBAW blog now has a Mr. Linky Tutorial. If you are unfamiliar or unsure about how to use Mr. Linky, please go read the post. For people who are good friends with Mr. Linky (and I really don't want to know the details of your relationship), the tutorial is a chance to link up a favorite review, get to know some new blogs, and give others a chance to practice clicking on links, so be sure to participate.

Theme for the Week and Daily Posts

The BBAW crew has posted the theme for the week: Celebrate Books. If you head on over to the blog, you'll find a colorful button and the daily post schedule. There will be a lot to do during the week, so the more posts you can write and schedule ahead, the better off you'll be. There is no rule that says you have to write all five posts, but join in the fun and write as many as you can.

I hope you're looking forward to the week as much as I am. I'm in awe of Amy of My Friend Amy, the brains behind the event.


Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 9/5/09, 8:28 AM  

Great reminders and plan of attack! I love the theme and the daily posts; I'm hoping to start on these this weekend.

Mr. Linky and I are just friends, really!

Becca 9/5/09, 8:32 AM  

My interview partner and I are still coming up with our questions, but we will have fabulous interviews I am sure of it. :) And I am just so excited for the whole week! I know I won't be able to post everyday during BBAW but I will most days. Working with kids- some days it is just too much to even sit at the computer and think, lol.

I am not doing any giveaways for the week since I am planning a huge giveaway in November for my b-day but I will certainly be happy to spread the word about giveaways for BBAW.

Ana S. 9/5/09, 8:42 AM  

Excellent tips. I'm in awe of Amy as well!

Carol H Rasco 9/5/09, 8:45 AM  

Thank you for the excellent set of tips! I am excited about BBAW and it will clearly be more funif I prepare properly.

Brimful Curiosities 9/5/09, 8:46 AM  

Thanks for mentioning this! Need to start preparing.

Anonymous,  9/5/09, 9:07 AM  

Great post, great list. Thanks! :)

Sandy Nawrot 9/5/09, 11:01 AM  

My interview partner and I are ready to rock. I also took your lead and scheduled a giveaway later in the week. I'll go check out the suggested posts! Thanks for the tips!

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bermudaonion 9/5/09, 11:12 AM  

Last year was so much fun! I'm looking forward to this year's event too!

Julie P. 9/5/09, 11:53 AM  

I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row now because we're heading out to Disneyworld that week. I'm planning my giveaways and BBAW posts as much as I can.

Robin M 9/5/09, 12:40 PM  

I'm looking forward to it. Working on getting advanced posts done and thinking what else I would like to do. Thanks for the tips.

Beth Kephart 9/5/09, 6:38 PM  

I was just over there, on the BBAW site (not for the first time), and this is all I have to say:

I'm in awe.

Alexia561 9/5/09, 9:53 PM  

Great tips! Am aready working on my theme posts so I don't leave them until the last minute. I think you and Amy are doing a fantastic job! Don't know how you find the time, but keep up the great work! :)

Wanted to also let you know I had an award for you!

Literary Feline 9/6/09, 1:59 AM  

A great list of reminders, Beth! I'm looking forward to BBAW.

Unknown 9/6/09, 7:52 AM  

Amy is working so hard on BBAW - I am really looking forward to discovering some great new blogs!

Unknown 9/6/09, 7:52 AM  

Amy is working so hard on BBAW - I am really looking forward to discovering some great new blogs!

Melody 9/6/09, 9:46 PM  

Thanks for this post, Beth!
A big kudos to Amy and the volunteers for the great job!!

Just Mom 9/7/09, 3:43 PM  

Wow - a lot of work has gone into this! I better get busy too.

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