At this point you've probably seen a TON of post BEA recap posts.
As to not overwhelm you with ALL THE WORDS, I've broken up my BEA experience into a couple of posts (you know, because more is less ;)
I've also broken down my posts into bullet points because I like them :)
Today...oops...I mean Tonight! I bring you my thoughts on:
BEA Blogger's Conference Keynote Speakers, YA Blogging and...
other various things :)
*Opening Day Keynote speaker Will Schwalbe ruffled some feathers with his speech but all in all I think his heart was in the right place
*Loved it when he said "Books are how we take part in the human conversation" and that readers are "...looking for the book to do something for them." I totally agree with this!
*Meet with the NetGalley folks for a Wellness Check up - I love them and it was awesome.
*NetGalley is getting ready for some website changes this summer! Think, easier usability - very excited!
*Missed part of the panel called Young Adult Editor Insight Panel...and can't really remember what is was about...
*Second YA session was better - Young Adult Book Blogging Pros: Successes, Struggles and Insider Secrets - the speakers were all really great.
*Some good things in this one - like having back up plans for when you want to post something but it doesn't work out and a cool hint (to me at least) for using Edelweiss to search pub catalogs for upcoming releases.
*Some not so good things - like how you should 'force yourself to blog' and that you need to blog everyday or your blog isn't going to be successful. This doesn't really jive with how I do things but to each his own!
*Lunch was crazy and not well thought out at all.
*I was able to eat and make it back to the big meeting room for a lively (sarcasm ;) talk on Ethics - which was basically lots of talk around the FCC rules for bloggers..which I'll post about tomorrow!
*Closing keynote speaker was kind of a joke. Randi Zucherberg (brother of the other Zucherberg) spoke for a while about how great stuff and things are - now with Facebook!
*Ok - maybe it wasn't that bad but I got nothing out of her talk and I don't think she even said the word 'blog' once let alone anything that was relevant bloggers.