For Day 3, we want you to share your positive experiences of using your blog to get involved in your community. This can involve partnerships with the local literary scene, attending author events and signings, or getting together with bloggers in your area. We want to hear it all!
I was really surprised with today's topic since this is only my third month of blogging, there's really little I can say. But because I have the tendency to tell everything, I'm gonna say my part, on or off topic. xD Now hold onto your seats, my lovely damsels, we're onto a very long and bumpy ride!
Blogging led me to meet awesome people. And I already mentioned one in my Armchair BEA Day One post. This certain lady who is also a Filipina lives in Australia and I met her while I was flooding the Twitterverse with my constant swearing. I was reading Obsidian that time. My tweet that said, "Asshole!!!" caught her attention and she asked me who was it. I told her it was Daemon Black, the hot guy of the book and then I started gushing out these phrases, urging her to read the book like immediately. Ate Lalaine then obliged, I don't know whether she was scared or just persuaded by my barely readable fangirl talk and then everything else was history. Twitter is my main magic medium of Networking followed by Blogger.
My first author encounter
Our country, the Philippines, was seldom visited by authors from the US and if they do visit, they were only ushered in Manila. SO when I heard that Lauren Kate, the author of Fallen, was visiting my city, I beat all the odds and went to the signing. I collected her books, drawn by the gorgeous cover and I do believe it was the beginning of the elegant lady dresses cover era of the Young Adult genre. I brought my two books, (one missing because it was borrowed by my classmate) and my reluctant father to the mall and wore my "angelic" clothes. The wait was so suspenseful. I was constantly shifting in my seat. Then she walked in and it was poetry in motion. I was enamored by the statuesque woman walking towards the stage like a dream. And so was my father until I glared and threatened to call my mother, he stopped
drooling staring.Hahaha. When it was the time for the audience to ask her questions, they froze entirely. See, we, people are really awkward. Until I braced myself, stood up and smiled at the organizer who thanked me. I was the first one to ask her a question. Can you believe that? I actually had the face to talk to her considering my anti-social skills. The question I asked was this, "Who inspired you to write Daniel?" OMG! It was lame, I know but my mind totally went blank and that was the only one I could utter. Lauren answered it charmingly and one by one, the others joined in to question her. I was so proud, my father was so proud and my invisible angel was so proud too. Fast forward to the signing, I boldly told her that I was the one she retweeted in Twitter. Now that was the lamest ever. She laughed and when I asked her if she's enjoying her stay, she answered me that she was loving the Philippines. *insert a silly grin* But of course, pictures!!! Who can forget them? Heh.
*My signed books*
[Image removed due to the blogger's notoriety as an infamous criminal in hiding XD]
*Can somebody shout "awkward" at the top of their lungs please? :D*
There you have it! My
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