One of the things I love most about blogging is the social aspect – receiving comments on my posts and leaving comments on others’. For the next three weeks, however, I will not be able to read and comment on blogs. I am leaving on Friday for a two-week business trip to Italy. This week, all the time I have that is not spent on preparing for the trip will be spent with my family. Then I’ll be on the ground in Italy, and when I return, the kids will be on Spring Break, so I’ll be catching up with them, recovering from jet-lag, closing out the March 12 x 12 giveaway and launching April’s. So please don’t be offended if I normally comment on your blogs and you don’t see me for a while. All will return to normal in April. I will be checking my blog, however, and will do my best to respond to comments left on my posts.
What am I doing in Italy, besides eating pasta and gelato? First I’ll be in Florence, working on a yet-to-be-revealed project. Then I’m off to Bologna for the O’Reilly Tools of Change in Publishing Conference and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Some regular features on the blog, such as Tuesday 12 x 12, will continue to run while I am gone, and I have a couple of guest posts in store too. I might be able to blog here and there, but I can’t promise. I will, however, post short updates, photos and snippets on my Facebook Author Page if you want to follow along there or follow me on Twitter.Categories: 12 x 12 in 2012, Bologna Children's Book Fair, Children's Books, Digital Publishing, Florence, Italy, Picture Books, Publishing, Storybook Apps, Travel, Writing · Tags: 12 x 12 in 2012, Blogging, Bologna Children's Book Fair, Florence, Guest Blogging, Italy, Julie Hedlund, ToC Bologna, Travel, Writer, Writing