Armchair BEA: Blogging with Social Responsibility
blogging , thoughts / May 25, 2010

Since I – ever so sadly – cannot attend Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention in New York City this week, I’ve decided to join in on a new event … Armchair BEA! Those of us who are participating in Armchair BEA are essentially putting together our own book blogger convention from the comfort of our own homes (or workplaces or wherever else we’ll be). You can read more about Armchair BEA here. There’s just something about being a blogger that seems to connote a certain amount of social awareness. I’m not really sure what it is that makes me believe that – maybe it’s because we’re the kind of people with connections to friends and acquaintances all over the world? Perhaps it’s because we book bloggers in particular tend to learn about different cultures and realities through books? There are even tons of challenges (such as the Colorful Reading Challenge and the World Religion Challenge) that get us to read outside of our familiarity and about other people and ways of life. We seem to be a rather open-minded bunch! Social awareness is just that, though – awareness. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we do anything with…