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!
- 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.
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Thanks for reading!