The past Filipino ReaderCons wouldn’t be as successful if it weren’t for the bloggers who volunteered and participated in all the events. :) Now that the third Filipino ReaderCon is coming soon, it’s time to bring back one of the online activities we had in the first two years — Filipino Friday.
Every Friday, a topic will be posted and all Filipino readers are encouraged to make their own post about it. Anyone can join as long as your post can be viewed by everyone else – you can post it on Tumblr, Blogspot, WordPress or any other social networking site, just make sure to set it to public. Leave a comment with your post, and we will have a round-up post every week so you can browse the posts and leave comments for the other participants. In case you don’t have a blog and you still want to participate, you can answer via Twitter, Facebook, or just leave a comment on the Filipino Friday post for that week.
The topics for the next five weeks leading to the Filipino ReaderCon are listed below, so you can get your posts ready as early as now. You can post weekly, or catch up — whenever it’s convenient for you. Filipino Friday is a chance to have fun and interact with other Filipino Book Bloggers who you will most probably meet in person if you’re joining the ReaderCon with us. :)
And here are the topics!
- October 11 – Hello, Reader! Instead of the usual introductions that we have down in the past two years, we will answer this question: What Species of Book Reader Are You?, based on this infographic by Laura E. Kelly.
- October 18 – Kids and Books. What were your favorite books as a kid? Do you still read children’s books? If you would give a book to your younger self, what would it be?
- October 25 – Book Drop! This is our first interactive Filipino Friday, and it is a combination of the Filipino Friday and The Great Book Swap. More details coming up soon!
- November 1 – Going Digital. Do you try other formats of books beside the print ones? What has been your experience with different book formats?
- November 8 – Something That I Want. Your bookish wishlists, and more importantly, what do you want to see in Philippine Literature?
We look forward to reading your posts! Feel free to use the 2013 ReaderCon badge on your posts, too, by the way. Posts will also be plugged through the Twitter and Facebook accounts, so make sure to tweet/tag us with your posts!
The 3rd Filipino ReaderCon: What Do Readers Want? is on November 9, 2013 at the Rizal Library in ADMU, Quezon City. held in partnership with National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Rizal Library – Ateneo de Manila University. See you there!