Discussions & Confessions is a feature at Deadly Darlings where we share a discussion topic as well as a bookish confession.
We all have our own reasons for starting a book blog, right? Well, what are your favorite things about book blogging?
There are some people love to give and take recommendations, people want to meet new bookworm-y friends, and some people are in it for all the bookish reasons. I want to know YOUR favorite things about book blogging. Maybe you can even share why and how you started to blog!
Initially, I began book blogging since I’m a pretty opinionated person who needs her thoughts to be heard. I hate keeping my thoughts bottled up to myself. I want people to know what I think, and I want my thoughts to matter to other people as well. I’ve been a crappy blogger recently. But today, I won’t be ranting about how shitty I’ve become at commenting back (for now!). This post will be all about the things I love about book blogging.
1.) When someone reads (and loves) a book I raved about, it feels totally awesome! I may be a real critic when it comes to reading, but when I love a book I will force it so hard on everyone until they read it. And when they love it? SCORE! It feels like my job as a book blogger has been fulfilled. This is basically me when this scenario happens:
2.) I love people saying how different our opinions are. Okay, a real confession. One thing I hate most is being wrong. But there is no wrong when it comes to opinions, right? I love hearing different thoughts, different perspective on things I believe in. It might not change my mind, but it’ll give me something to think about.
3.) Blogging gives me the chance to interact with not only fellow book lovers, but also authors and other bookish people! In real life, I’m super creeped out to be the first one to make a move/try to make friends. Which is why my online friends are awesome because a.) it’s easier to talk to people when you don’t look into their eyes and b.) you can fangirl with them endlesslyyyyyy. And let’s admit that being a blogger also boosts up our confidence when interacting with authors and such.
4.) Reading all the comments on my posts are wicked! I may suck at responding, but I read them all. I probably look like some deranged monkey while smiling at all your comments. Believe me, I appreciate them SO. MUCH. I love you for just reading this post. Your comments make me feel loved.
5.) Everything else. It’s true, right? Even the stress. Everything is awesome as long as you love what you’re doing.
I should stop before this turns into a huge, boring essay! But there are so many more awesome things about blogging, right? But basically: Me + Blogging =
I love you too, Barney.
What are some of your blogging favorites?