Ha! I thought that would get your attention!
I have come across a few things I think are interesting for writers and bloggers alike:
1) The Hopefuls - Chandler Craig over at Fumbling for Fiction is posting anonymous interviews (called The Hopefuls) These interviews are with different writers that solely discuss their journey to getting an agent or a book deal. The posts are all inspiring no matter where you are in the process.
2) Book Blogger Appreciation Week is rather more than an ordinary award. It's
an organized week long thing in September, encouraging blogging community, spearheaded by My Friend Amy. Here's the link! The first Book Blogger Appreciation was observed in the fall of 2008 and occurs every September. If you decide to submit your posts as requested, you will then be in the running for shortlisting, and if you make the shortlist, you can be voted the Best Kidlit Blog! YOu can register as a reader or a blogger.
You can also nominate your favorite blogs for an award!
Amy was interviewed about the blogger week here.
You can also follow the group on twitter.
3) Kidlitosphere Fall Conference (2009 -Washington DC) - I've mentioned this before but Kidlitosphere is a community of reviewers, librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, parents, and other book enthusiasts who blog about children's and young adult literature. The have just opened up registration for their annual fall conference. The 2009 conference will take place in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 17th. Go check out the schedule and agenda. They also have a Facebook group.
Hope you find these helpful!