Six for Sunday: Reasons I Love Blogging

Six for Sunday: Reasons Why I Love Blogging

Back to school is always a fascinating, yet tough time of year and I’m afraid that I have missed a few prompts for #SixforSunday. Yet, I do love blogging and the opportunities it has opened up for me, so here are six reasons why!

  1. Getting to be part of such a great community

I have met so many enthusiastic, lovely people through blogging – including fellow bloggers, authors, illustrators, publicists, etc, all of whom love books as much as me and are happy to talk about that love anytime!

2. Being involved in the hype leading up to publication of books

Before I started blogging I was very much a browsing reader – I would just wander into the library and/or bookshop and take a wander around, picking up anything which took my fancy. I still do this, but being involved in book blogging means that I am often aware of new releases so I don’t miss out on events or signed editions of loved books.

3. Getting to be part of publicizing books I love

This is one which still feels a bit like a dream sometimes. I actually get to post blog posts, do author interviews and work with publishers to tell the world how much I have loved a certain book. I feel so privileged to be able to be part of the team supporting a book and helping it to reach readers, regardless of how tiny my role is compared to many others.

4. Making friends

Linked to Point 1, I have met so many lovely people through blogging and made friends from all parts of the world!

5. My own little corner of the internet

The world can seem like quite a hopeless place at times, with terrible news reaching us within minutes and lots of people who feel comfortable enough to say things online that they would never say in person. This blog is my own little corner of the internet, where I can share things that I have loved or things that might be useful for others. It feels a bit like a refuge at times and I am grateful for anyone who pays me a visit!

6. Writing and my own professional development

I have learned so much through blogging – there is so much more to having a blog than I had ever realised when I first started out! I have improved my skills in writing, photography, research and much much more.  I have also been able to use what I have learnt and contacts I have made to help me in my job as I am now in a great position to recommend books for pupils to read or to purchase books for our school library because of being involved in the bookish community. I am in awe of pretty much all bloggers, especially considering that most blog in addition to working!

Do you blog? Why did you start your blog?

Why do you like blogging?

What are the best and worst things about blogging in your opinion?

Let me know in the comments!

#SixforSunday is created by Steph from A Little But a Lot.


Check out some of my previous weeks of #SixforSunday here:

Books I would like to see as movies

Book characters I would like to stuck in a lift with

Animal companions in children’s books

Book characters I would like to be friends with

Book characters to avoid

Most exciting 2018 releases

Favourite books of 2018 so far

Favourite places to read

Favourite snacks to eat while reading

Favourite books that nobody has heard of

Questions for Authors

Questions for Publishers

Questions I always get asked

Rainbow Books

Metallic Books

Books that have made me laugh

Books that have made me cry

Books that have made me want to shout

Auto-buy authors

Books people are always telling me to read

Books that have been on the TBR pile forever

Favourite blog posts

Find me on Twitter , Goodreads or Instagram

Thanks for reading!

15 Comments Add yours

  1. AJ says:

    I wish I had started blogging a long time ago just for the community!

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    1. I agree! I wish I had started it when I was at university and had more time so go to events and meet people in person that I have met in the blogosphere. Keeping up the blog while working isn’t always easy!

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      1. AJ says:

        That is very true! I get behind on reading blogs almost instantaneously when I go back to work.

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      2. I just try to catch up at weekends!

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  2. I started blogging because I love to engage in bookish conversations. It was a way for me to share about my reading and to connect with others who enjoy doing the same. It was also to help me keep in the habit and practice of writing. To that end, I have accomplished both of those goals. I have made lots of wonderful bookish friends and have been consistently writing for about 14 months.

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    1. That’s an amazing achievement! Congratulations! Would you say that it’s definitely been worth it for you?

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      1. Without a doubt, it has been worth it 😁

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  3. Elena says:

    I started blogging as a way to share experience of moving to a new country with my friends all over the world. It was also a great way to process surroundings and cheer up myself. In addition, I always liked writing and wanted to go out outside of comfort zone by making posts public. I enjoy blogging, but having a day job and a blog is tricky and sometimes I feel like I could do so much more here, but just don’t have any energy left for it. Weekend is the only help so far 🙂

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    1. What a great way to document your move and keep in touch with people back home! Writing for public consumption was definitely outside my comfort zone too. Every now and then I remember that anyone can see my blog and it makes me feel a bit nervous, lol! Recently. I’ve been through a bit of a slump due to being so busy at work that blogging felt like a chore or just didn’t happen. I think we would all be doing more on our blogs if it was our full-time job! Until then, however, the weekends are the best time we have! Thanks so much for commenting and I love your blog 🙂

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      1. Elena says:

        Thanks! I’m really inspired by your blog and I like it a lot 🙂 I know the feeling of blog writing being a chore. Happens quite often to me too. I just take breaks and try to go on after some time off. It’s not ideal, but better than stopping altogether.

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      2. Thank you! Some days I can write loads and other days it’s like pulling teeth…

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