After the end of Armchair BEA, it was suggested that someone put together a list of bloggers by city and state (and country, presumably) to make it easier for meet-ups and such. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but I believe we have Sarah of Breaking the Binding to thank for this great idea!
Being the map nerd that I am, I thought a map might work a bit better (also, I’ve seen how brilliantly this has worked for other blogging communities). So, here we go.
Where in the world are you?
1. Open the Google Map below in a new window.
2. Click the button that says EDIT. **You may need to log in to Google first**
3. Select the “Add placemark” button: It’s in the top left of the map.
4. Click on the map in your location. You don’t have to put it on your house – I’ve put mine on Brisbane’s City Hall, for example. It’s up to you!
5. Edit the description of your point (ie. not the map description on the left sidebar) with your name, blog address and/or other details like twitter. You can use html so you can include your blog button and live links too if you wish.
6. Once you’re done editing, click Save and Done. Your point will be saved for others to see. If you close the map window without saving your point will be lost!
Cool idea! Love it! It would be nice to see if there are any other local bloggers that I don’t know about and invite them to events with us!
Jamie recently posted..Here Comes The Bride – In Which I Need Your Opinions, Friends!
What a great idea!! Thanks for creating it!
(I had wanted to create a map for documenting my vacation but didn’t know you can edit google maps like that! Will have to look into this some more!) 🙂
Yep, gmaps is quite useful for stuff like that, and you can easily stick the maps into a blog post as well 🙂
This is a wonderful idea! It’s cool to see where everyone is and hopefully find some bloggers that live nearby! Thanks for putting this together! 🙂
Jae recently posted..Review: Casino Royale
Thanks for joining in Jae! 🙂
This is a REALLY cool idea! I’ve placed myself at my local library. Heh. 🙂
Amanda @ On a Book Bender recently posted..Kelly Reviews: Descended by Blood by Angelina Kace
Aw, great idea 🙂
This looks like fun, and I’ve put myself on there, and posted a paragraph at the Hideout about what you’re doing. Thing is, I’m not clear on my qualifications, so you need to tell me whether to remove myself. The Hideout is not a book blog per se, but I occasionally review a book, and I also write the ongoing Beyond the Rails steampunk anthology, so I’ll leave it to your discretion; do I stay, or do I go?
You’re most welcome Jack, stay by all means 🙂 Thanks for the shout out!
This is BEYOND cool! I’ve added my location to the map, and I’ll be sure to link up to this post in Clock Rewinders at the end of the week! Hopefully, we’ll get a ton of book bloggers on this! 😀
Natalie @ Mindful Musings recently posted..YA: Review of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Awesome, thanks for joining in! 🙂
It’s so awesome how much this has taken off. I would love to see more Aussie book bloggers join in but I’ll have to wait
Michael @ Literary Exploration recently posted..Book Review: The Mountian
Yeah, it’s exciting 🙂 I hope some more of the Aussies get on board!
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I’m so embarrased! I tried to put mine on but made a mistake and now the whole map is titled by my blog =(!!! I’ll erase that but I forget what the description was before. Sorry!!
That’s okay, plenty of other people have done that! I’d better amend the post with better instructions I think!
Great idea, thanks for doing this! I’ve added my blog. 🙂
Lauren recently posted..Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Yay! Thanks for joining in 🙂
Thanks for doing this!!! Oh, and I’m a new follower, too (RSS) 😀
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Yay! Hello, and thanks for being part of it 🙂
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I LOVE this idea! Adding my pin now 🙂 Hope to find more bloggers in my area!
Erica recently posted..Burn Mark by Laura Powell Book Review
love your idea! but i doubt there will be any where i am 🙁 boo. lets get this trending with all bloggers though ! TWEET & BLOG ABOUT THIS EVERYONE !
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For some reason I thoight this was just for BEA but I’m on there now, living in the sea 🙂
Ellie recently posted..The World of Poo
Yay! Thanks for joining in 🙂 I don’t see why it shouldn’t be a tool for all year round, not just for BEA 😉
Done 🙂 what a fab idea!
Claire recently posted.."Waiting On" Wednesday – #17
What a great idea! I *think* I added my blog to the list.
Iris recently posted..Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann
Looks like you did! Thanks Iris 🙂
I think this is such a cool idea – wow – I hope I got my placemark correct – let me know if I didn’t. Thanks heaps.
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