It’s now been 4 months since I’ve been blogging here and time has flown by! I still remember weighing everything I had on my plate in March and deciding whether or not this was really something I wanted to commit to doing regularly.
4 months later, I can say with confidence that I am SO glad I decided to do this! I have met so many supportive people that understand me and love books just as much as I do. It’s really such a blessing to be part of such a niche, yet large community!
If you are someone that is unsure of whether or not to start a book blog or are curious about why people would even want to do this, you’ll want to continue reading.
Here are 5 perks of being a book blogger:
- INTERACTING WITH OTHER BOOKISH PEOPLE
I don’t know about you but I don’t know many people in real life that love and consume as many books as fast and frequently that I do – and that’s okay because I enjoy talking about books with friends that will listen but it’s not the same. Being a book blogger allows me to meet and interact with others that have read the books I have and allows me to discuss and spazz about them together!
- AN OUTLET TO EXPRESS MY THOUGHTS
A book blog is an online outlet where you get to express your own opinions about anything book related! It’s actually quite therapeutic and relaxing to sit down and type out your thoughts whether it’s in the form of a book review, blog post, or commenting on other blogs!
- PRACTICE BEING A BETTER WRITER
Yes, I’m an aspiring author, meaning that I’m currently (and slowly) working on my own YA fantasy novel but that doesn’t mean that the only type of writing I do is for my book. Sometimes you just need to take a break from writing that book and write something else! I love being able to write on my blog and feel that it’ll slowly help me become a better writer as well.
- READ OTHER PEOPLE’S BOOKS
Being a book blogger naturally means that you will get many authors requesting you to read their book in exchange for an honest review. Within the past 4 months, I have read so many books that I wouldn’t have found if I did not have this platform. I’m so thankful for each author that has reached out to me for me to read their book. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to accept all of them just because I don’t have enough time but hopefully I can accept more of those books soon.
- AN ADDITIONAL REASON TO READ MANY BOOKS
I already read many books before I started my book blog so it’s not like I’m reading them because of the blog’s existence but it has certainly been a great excuse to read even more!
“I have to post a review of this one next week”
“I need to try out different genres so I can blog about my experience”
“I have to finish reviewing this book and send feedback to the author”
These are all happy stresses in my life and I’m also happy that I have an additional reason to be reading all the time!
So there you have it. Book blogging takes organization, discipline, and hard work but there are many benefits to reap. It’s only been 4 months for me so I’m sure there will be more for me to learn and discover in the future.
How about you? What are some things you love about book blogging or blogs in general?