Monday, January 26, 2009

Celebrate Bloggers: Please Read!

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I know that Amy has done a Book Blogger Appreciation Week and I think that's an amazing idea and even hope to help with this year's celebration. However, I was thinking that it might be nice to do something to show appreciation for specific bloggers (this can be any blogger, though I do know most YA bloggers read my blog so it would be nice to at least START with one of them).

The idea is to have one or two bloggers be picked (by other bloggers) each month and during that month, other bloggers need to come up with something to send to that blogger. It doesn't have to be anything huge. It can simply be a card saying how you were inspired to start a blog because of them, or read a book because of them, or that you really just love their blog and think they are doing a good job. Show your appreciation in any way you can!

If you can't mail something, write a really nice email and send it to them during their month. It doesn't matter!

Now, if you are picked, what do you do?
-Let us know if you don't mind anyone having your address to send their gift, or if you want certain people to have it and for everyone to send their gift to THEM and they will send everything to YOU (mix it so not ONE person has to send everything). Does that make sense?

Who can be a part of this?

-Again, this can be anyone, but I'd love to get this set up this week so that we have two people picked for the month of February and one of them should be YA, since like I said, mostly YA bloggers read my stuff (or so it seems based on comments!)

-Anyone can be nominated. After that, I'll take who got the most nominations and put it up for vote so that we have two people picked (Thanks to Megan for letting me know I skipped this step in explaining!) If it ties, we'll try and break the tie or simply pick randomly between the people. If you are PICKED but want to step down, that's up to you. We'll contact you if you are picked of course!

What to do now?

-Post your thoughts in the comments.
-Feel free to start nominating.
-Spread the word to anyone you know!


I think that's it. If you have a question, let me know. If you have a suggestion, let me know too. I'm trying to do this the best I can, but I can always use help or ideas. It's just supposed to be fun!

28 comments:

Carol(ina) said...

This is a great idea!

I nominate:

The Page Flipper
The Story Siren
The Book Muncher
Reviewer X
Pop Culture Junkie
Books by Their Cover
and more! :)

Alea said...

That is just a CUTE idea! Love it!

And I still owe you something for the secret project you are working on!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Carol: I'm glad you think so, and thanks for your nominations! Remember to spread the word. :)

Alea: Aw, thanks. It was something I thought of yesterday and figured I'd see what we could do.

You still have a bit of time! I need to figure out my gift as well for that. lol

-Lauren

Kelsey said...

Fantastic Idea! I will try to spread the word!

Liv said...

Oh funfun!

robin_titan said...

This is such a cool idea, I've never heard of something like this before. awesome!

Bookworm said...

Great idea!
I nominate:
The Story Siren
Pop Culture Junkie
KD'S Library
Chick Lit Teens
Bookluver-Carol
Shalonda's Blog

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Kelsey: Thank you so much!

Liv: I certainly hope so. :)

Robin: Thank you! I haven't heard of anything like it either, so I hope it goes well.


Remember to nominate people: You can email me your choices too!

-lauren

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Bookworm: thanks for the ideas!!!

-lauren

Thao said...

I like this. I'll try to tell everyone : )

Nominees:

Presenting Lenore
The Page Flipper
Reviewer X
Pop Culture Junkie
Reader Rabbit
Bookluver Carol

Can I add more later?

Yan said...

That sounds AMAZING!

how many months is this going to last? I'll have my nominees up later today :]

BookChic said...

Sounds like an awesome idea!

I nominate (and I'll be missing a few, I'm sure):

YOU! Yes, you, Lauren!
Bookluver Carol
Page Flipper
Story Siren
Book Muncher
Reviewer X
Pop Culture Junkie
Just Blinded Book Reviews
Harmony Book Reviews
Hope's Bookshelf
Presenting Lenore
and Reading Keeps You Sane

I'm prolly forgetting a few though...

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thao: Of course you can add more later! The more, the merrier honestly. Thanks for spreading the word!

Yan: Thanks! As for how many months, there isn't a set time. I don't want to bog people down each month, so I'm thinking only two (MAYBE three if people want too) a month and it'll keep going to include more and more people if people want it too.

James: Aw, thank you. That's really kind.
I know how you feel...there are definitely a lot of worthy candidates, it's hard to think of everyone right away, but we'll get to them if we keep doing this.

-Lauren

sharonanne said...

Good idea! I nominate: me! lol just kidding.

I do think it is neat idea. I would have to hard time choosing people because there are so many awesome YA blogs.

towerofbooks said...

I love this!

I nominate Books by their Cover. :)

Yan said...

Remember when I said that I'll nominate people? Yeahhh ummm it's sooo hard! I think I'm too much of a wuss to actually nominate people x.x Anyway, I blogged about it for you Lauren~~

Liviania said...

Cool idea! I'll have to figure out who I want to nominate.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Sharon: I'd nominate you! And oh yes, I know! That's why if this goes over well, we can hopefully focus on most of them.

TowerofBooks: Thanks for your thoughts and nomination!

Yan: Thanks for spreading the word, and i know how you feel. It IS hard. You can always email your nominations to me as well so nobody else will know who you did or did not pick.

Livinia: Definitely! Hopefully we can get it narrowed down this weekend as to who all will be first!!

-Lauren

harmonybookreviews said...

I nominate:

YOU!
BookChic
The Page Flipper
Reviewer X
The Story Siren
Teen Book Review
Becky's Book Reviews (even though she's not just YA)
Hope's Bookshelf

karinlibrarian said...

I like this idea. It is always nice to give encouraging words whenever we can. Anyhoo, I nominate:
The Page Flipper
The Story Siren
The Ravenous Reader (at http://lushbudgetproduction.blogspot.com/)
and
Bookluver Carol

Thanks for organizing everything.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Harmony: Aw, thanks and thanks for nominating people. Becky counts for sure! :)

Karin: No problem, and I definitely agree, so I'm glad you like the idea.

-Lauren

Sarahbear9789 said...

I nominate:

You!
The Page Flipper
The Story Siren
The Book Muncher
Reviewer X
Pop Culture Junkie
Books by Their Cover
Bookluver Carol
Just Blinded Book Reviews
Harmony Book Reviews
Hope's Bookshelf
Presenting Lenore
Reading Keeps You Sane
The Complusive Reader
The Chick Manfesto
Sharon loves Books and Cats
In Bed with Books
Book Chic
and more.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Sarah: Thanks for stopping by and leaving your nominations. :)

-Lauren

stephanie said...

mmhmm, lovely idea :D

i nominate the following...bloggers:

You of course :]
Bookluver-Carol
Books By Their Cover
The Story Siren
Reviewer X
The Book Muncher
Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
Sharon Loves Books and Cats

Stephanie

danie88 said...

Great idea Lauren!

I nominate...

Bookworm Extraordinaire!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks Stephanie and Dani!!!

Okie said...

Cool idea.

Readingjunky said...

This is a great idea because it helps us newbies discover some terrific blogs.

I nominate:
The Book Muncher
Presenting Lenore
the Longstockings
The Goddess of YA Literature