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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday States - Blogging Around the States

This idea popped into my head earlier this week and I thought it just might be one of those rare ideas that has some merit.  So I'm going to run with it.  The idea is to feature a blogger from one of the U.S. states each Saturday until all the states have been represented.  Then maybe I'll start over again.  The problem I face is I'd like to feature bloggers that don't live in the states as well.  I know - I can do a Tuesday Touring or Tuesday Travel or Wednesday World post.  I like it!  Or maybe I'll find that I don't have to alliterate and I'll do a Sunday Drive or Wednesday Visit. 

My next problem was where to start  - at the beginning of the alphabet, the northeast and work my way west, or just totally random.  I hadn't decided that when I learned that Natasha from Maw Books had done a guest post for BBAW about Utah bloggers.  I found my starting place - my very own home state.


I for sure wanted to let people know about Natasha's terrific post.  Really, you need to check it out if you haven't already.  She tells a story which every blogger in the world will be able to relate.  And she tells about the two Utah socials held in 2009 where bloggers and authors rubbed shoulders, shared food and good company, and had a wonderful time.  She provides a list of all the Utah bloggers that she knows of and shares a link to the Utah Bloggers group on Book Blogs.

While on the subject of Book Blogs let me just point out to anyone who doesn't know yet - it was started by the blogosphere's very own Tricia from Library Queue.  Book Blogs is a social  network for readers set up Triscia using Ning.  Stop by and say hello to Tricia and find out about joining.  (How did that little bit of North Carolina slip into a Utah post?!) 

I'm not going to feature a specific Utah blogger this week.  Instead I'm going to share a link to each of their blogs and encourage you to stop by and say hello.  I'll bet there are several you know about already, but I'll bet there are some that are new-to-you.   There are several that did not know about before Natasha's post on BBAW.

Utah Book Bloggers - stop by and comment - make Utah feel good this weekend.
Finally, I would personally like to thank Natasha for all the work she has done and continues to do to bring Utah bloggers together.  She has arranged the socials, sent out invitations to bloggers and authors, created the Utah Blogger group on Book Blogs, and who knows what other behind-the-scenes work is going on with that competent, energetic girl.   She makes my head spin.  Thank-you, Natasha, for gathering the troops.

One more mention that includes Natasha along with several other book bloggers.  This last Wednesday evening, Natasha, Amy from My Friend Amy, Kathy from Bermudaonion, Adam from Letters on Pages and Katie from Babbling About Books and More were all featured on Blog Talk Radio.  You can listen to this program by going to this post of Natasha's.

22 comments:

Thomas said...

We aren't technically a state, and we have no voting representation in Congress, but don't forget about lil ol'Washington DC.

Staci said...

That is a fabulous idea!! Thanks for the great Utah links!!

Lexi said...

I love this idea! Can't wait for next Saturday!

Cath said...

I would never have believed there were so many book bloggers in Utah. I have a quiet week coming up so will sure to check some of them out... seeing as I have always wanted to visit your lovely state.

Booklogged said...

Thomas, thanks for the heads up. I may not have remember to include DC.

Staci, thank-you and your welcome.

Lexi, thanks. I'm not really good with following through so we'll see if I get to next Sat. JK!

Cath, I was surprised to with the numbers. Have a lovely, relaxing week.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

What a lovely post!! I love it! And I love all of our Utah bloggers! And I hope that one day we will have EVERYBODY at one of the socials. I was already looking at my calender planning the next one.

alisonwonderland said...

Great post! Woohoo for Utah!

And great idea for a series of posts. I'm looking forward to reading those!

Framed said...

It will be so much fun to read about bloggers from different states. Great idea.

Booklogged said...

Natasha, after reading my post Candleman jumped over to read your post and he said, "We have to make sure we get to the next social." Yay! I had company from Virgina when it was the summer social.

Alison, amen to that WooHoo! And thanks for encouraging my Saturday States.

Framed, thanks for your vote of confidence. It means a lot.

mjmbecky said...

What a great idea! Thanks for posting about how many of us there are here in Utah. I think this is a cool idea. I'll be interested to see where everyone else comes from! :)

Booklogged said...

Mjmbecky, your welcome. We do live in a great state. Thanks for your interest.

brizmus said...

Wow, this is a really awesome idea!
I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

brizmus said...

oh, and I hope you were finally able to figure BBAW out at the end there. :-)

Kristi said...

What a great idea! I'm looking forward to finding out where everyone is from ;o). Although my Reader is already bulging just from the list of Utah bloggers! Who knew so many book people lived in Utah?

Britt said...

It still blows my mind that there are that many of us in Utah.

Is it just me, or do we have a freakishly high concentration of book bloggers here? :D

Great idea for a weekly feature!

Esme said...

thank you.

Esme said...

what a great idea-i wonder how many countries around the world we can find.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

This is so great! If you need a Minnesota look me up. :)

Lisa said...

Wow! I suspect when you get around to South Dakota that it's gonna be a SHORT list!

(Which reminds me that I owe you an email!)

Sharon said...

What a good idea! I had no idea that there are so many Utah book bloggers out there.

WinterWrite said...

I agree. I loved Natasha's post about Utah book bloggers. I didn't realize there were so many. Spotlighting bloggers from around the country is such a great idea. I'm wishing I had thought of it :D

Thoughts of Joy said...

What a fabulous idea!!! And, I like any of the titles for the out of the state features.

Oh yes, Natasha! She is very inspirational and fun. She makes me want to live in Utah. :)

Back to your idea - I like it and look forward to reading about the state bloggers!

(I know that you have already posted other bloggers, but I'm catching up on your posts.)