Friday, February 19, 2016

THE NEW Feature and Follow!

Feature & Follow hosted by AlisonCanRead and Parajunkee

Welcome back, Feature & Follow! The new format is a discussion prompt, instead of a specific question. Visit our hosts, AlisonCanRead and Parajunkee to get more information.

This week's prompt: Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging for myself (in September of 2010). I really didn't do much research and had no idea there was such a huge book blogging community. I had another blog previously just for fun where I talked about all of my hobbies (sewing, cooking, reading) and anything else I wanted to talk about. Very nonspecific, just for fun, only a handful of followers. But I separated my book blog (and eventually stopped posting to that blog) so that I could remember what I read. I thought if I wrote down a bit about each book, going back and looking at my review would jog my memory. And it does! You see, I'm a high school librarian and I give a lot of book recommendations. But reading over 150 books a year makes it hard to remember each book specifically other than, "I really loved that one!" or "I had problems with that one, but I can't remember why." Blogging has helped me immensely with that. The rest of the benefits of having a blog are just a big bonus that I didn't expect!

How about you, why did you start your blog? Leave me a link. Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. I started my blog because I'm a complete airhead and could never remember which books I had/hadn't read. Like you, I figured if I kept a reading journal, it would help me keep things ordered in my head. I had no idea it would evolve into a review blog, but that's what happened!

    Yay for high school librarians, BTW. My daughter is going to be a freshman next year and I hope her high school has a great librarian to help her find awesome books. Her elementary school one was fantastic and the junior high one seems to be pretty good, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)

  2. I also started blogging to keep track of what books I read. I also love to review the books and discuss them with other bloggers.

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  3. I started blogging to kick it up a notch as Emeril used to say. I've always wanted to be a writer and found blogging as that outlet.

  4. A great story! Thanks for sharing. New bloglovin' follower.

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