Friday, September 17, 2010

Book Blogger Appreciation Week - Final Thoughts and Goals

My, the week sure flew by! While I didn't participate each day and answer all the Book Blogger Appreciation Week "treasure" questions, I still very much enjoyed visiting a variety of new-to-me blogs this week and tagging along for the adventure. I participated in the interview swap for the first time, a big step for me because normally I don't really like to answer questions about myself or post interviews on my blog. The best part about BBAW, at least in my opinion, is the chance to mix things up a bit. But, like Zoe from Playing by the Book, I admit I was a little disappointed that more children's book bloggers did not participate this year.

Today's BBAW prompt is all about FUTURE treasures and goals. After reviewing my last year's goals post, I guess not much has changed as far as goals. Management and balance are still top on the list, and I'm still considering a design change, though it makes me cringe to think how much work would need to go into a large scale blog overhaul. I'd love to get a little more involved in kidlitosphere and maybe attend the upcoming Kidlit Con 2010 conference to meet a few kidlit bloggers in person, but I'm not sure if it is going to fit into my schedule. We'll see!

While I am a book blogger, I also enjoy varying my content. I often visit other mom blogs that feature crafts or education-related posts. I've been participating weekly in the book-themed St-Art (Story + Art) meme on Thursdays since last year. Starting this month, you'll find science projects on Sunday here on Brimful Curiosities. Adventures in Mommydom hosts a Science Sunday meme, and so far, I'm having fun sharing my love of science with my kids. I hope my readers enjoy this weekly diversion.

What are your thoughts on the direction my blog has taken in the last year? Is there anything different you'd like to see on Brimful Curiosities in the future?


Infant Bibliophile said...

I like the shift. I've shifted a lot recently too. I got bored with just the books blogging, and I felt like the blogs that I personally liked to read all had more learning activities and personal stories, etc. involved. So I finally made the leap, and it has renewed my love of blogging, for now at least.

Chris said...

Although my blog has always neen a book blog, I do enjoy posting non-book posts. I like to mix things up a bit!

Katy F. said...

Ooh, I'm looking forward to your Sunday Science posts! We'll love that!

I hope you can go to Kidlit Con 2010--I think you'd enjoy it and I'd enjoy hearing what you think of it! :)

Playing by the book said...

Oh, the kidlit con! I'd love to go (but an impossibility from here in the UK) - at least if you went I could enjoy it vicariously through you!