Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!
Today’s topic is all about sharing a favorite Top Ten Tuesday throwback. I’ve been recieving a lot of questions about how to be to become a book reviewer so I’ve been working on putting some content for you guys to check out on the blog.
Since I have only participated in Top Ten Tuesdays since the beginning of January, I decided to scroll through a bunch of the past topics. When I came along, “Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Book Blogging,” I knew that was the topic I wanted to speak about today.
So why do I love book blogging so much?
Here are my top ten reasons why.
- Blogging opens up so many doors in the book community. You’ll start getting to know a lot people, not just fellow book lovers. You’ll meet many people who are authors, librarians, work for publishers, etc. Many of these people have even become close friends.
- Blogging allows me to share about the books and authors I love with others who share the same passion. Whenever I review a book, I’m always praying that someone will pick up a copy, read it, and enjoy it as much as I did. I have a fun and safe place to rave about all things bookish without anyone thinking I’m annoying or strange.
- Blogging has broadened my horizions. Reviewing books has exposed me to many books and authors that I would never have picked up or even heard of if I didn’t blog. I’m constantly exposed to books that I would’ve never picked up myself. My TBR is constantly growing. I’ve even opened the door to other genres that I didn’t read as much before. For example, I didn’t read a ton of non-fiction. Now I’m reading quite a bit!
- Blogging motivates me to think critically about what I’m reading. It creates this fun creative side about writing down all of the random things that I like or didn’t like as I’m reading. Now I’m paying close attention to writing style, diaglouge, plot, world building, character development, etc. It makes it so much easier to explain to everyone why they should or should not read a book.
- Blogging keeps me up-to-date on ALL of the book releases. I never paid attention to release dates until I started blogging. I used to be years behind in that area. Now I’m anticipating a book’s release months before it even releases. Blogging helps build the anticipation and excitement so when the book is finally released to the public, it feels like Christmas!
- Blogging has turned something that started out as just a hobby into something fun and social. Before the blog, hardly anyone read the same books as me so I never had anyone to fangirl with. The blogging community has allowed me to have so many conversations about my favorite books and characters.
- Blogging creates an eye for detail. I’m not much of a writer nor do I have a desire to be a writing. I’m one of those readers that hates writing! Weird combionation, right? I know. However, blogging has taught me a lot about writing and figuring out my own writing style. It has also taught me how important it is to proofread before posting.
- Blogging is cheaper than most other hobbies. I don’t know about you, and hopefully this isn’t unprofessional to mention, but I don’t have to pay anything to run a blog. It’s all completely free. Plus, a lot of the books I review on the blog, I recieve completely for free in return for a review. Sometimes they even come autographed.
- Blogging allows me to be myself. In real life, I’m actually very shy and only those I’m close with and am comfortable to be around see the crazy side of me. When it comes to blogging, you see the real me. It’s one of the few places that I feel like I can be the real me because no one is controlling the conversations.
- Blogging challenges me and encourages me to get out of my comfort zone. I’m not an expert when it comes to social media and I’m pretty sure my Instagram photos aren’t all that great, but I like to try and I’ve been learning how to make it better.