Being on receiving end of a bookmail tweet
I've had some people tweet a picture of books they got from me and it's as good as receiving bookmail myself. It's just so exciting!
Being able to act silly and tease close blogging friends
If I joke around with you on Twitter or on comments (on either my blog or yours), that means I'm comfortable around you. It means I consider you a great blogging friend. I joke around with close friends and family members offline, so it makes me happy that I have some blogging friends I can do that with. I can show more of my personality when talking to them!
Being asked for help or advice
A lot of times, this is attached with an apology, as if the person is afraid of bothering me. You're not bothering me. I love your questions. I don't get them very often (in the blogosphere or offline), so I feel special whenever someone comes to me with a blogging question.
Reaching milestones--big and little
There's not a single milestone that I let go by unnoticed. There's follower numbers here and on social media accounts, but there are also blogger/reviewer firsts. I love it when I do/get something for the very first time, like review a book for a publisher I haven't received anything from before.
Maintaining a longish conversation on Twitter
Okay, this one may be a little weird, but for me, it's definitely not. I'm not great at conversations. I frequently find myself having short conversation (two to maybe six tweets) after short conversations on Twitter because I . . . I just don't have much to say. I'm usually the listener in conversations, which kinda makes it tough for me to talk to people online a lot.
So, can you imagine why I love it when I am able to maintain longer conversations? It's like a little personal accomplishment whenever I do that--like a gold star.
Being followed (on Twitter) by an author I knew of/read a book by pre-blogging
It feels . . . surreal. I never even considered the possibility of interacting with those authors in the slightest back when I read their books (or considered reading them). This doesn't happen often, but it's really cool when it does!
Being complimented on a review or a post
Whenever this happens, it shows that must be doing something right! My words actually make sense.
Being mentioned in a blog post
Any sort of email or mail
(Well, unless it's the rude kind. Or spam or junk mail.) It just makes me feel special! On the rare occasion that I get an email from a publicist, I'm in a cloud of happy.
There are more seemingly little things about book blogging that makes me happy, but these are the the things that have put a smile on my face recently. The non-blogging portion of my life is a bit meh right now, but these things have brightened my days and made it tough for me to have a completely sucky week.
What little things make you happy? Do you still consider them little things when they make such a big difference?