Hi everyone, I hope you are all having an amazing day and staying safe. I have seen a few people taking part in the Let’s Talk Bookish meme recently so I thought I would give it ago as I don’t tend to do a lot of more discussion type posts. This is a meme hosted by Rukky at Eternity Books and Dani at Literary Lion and each month they come up with a list of topics for us all to discuss and share our opinions on as well as spreading the love by reading each others posts.
This week’s prompt is “Why do you Blog”
I started this blog just over 5 years ago now and can’t belive that so much time as actually passed as it really doesn’t feel that long ago when I sat down to write my first post.
I was originally introduced to the online bookish community through Booktube and a part of me wanted to start my own channel but just did not have the confidence to sit in front of a camera and so instead went looking for another media to get involved with and that was how I stumbled across the bloggingsphere. My main reason for wanting to get involved in the community was to get to know more people who loved reading as much as I do as there aren’t a lot of people in my real life who do. And so the thought of being able to share my love of books with others who also shared that love was really appealing.
One of my favourite things about blogging is that I have found so many amazing books that I likely never would have heard of if not for this blog. And while my TBR isn’t that happy with this I am so thankful to have been introduced to some of my favourite books from others blogs the main ones coming to mind are Godblind by Anna Stephens which I only heard of due to Melaine from Meltotheany and Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia that I only found out about due Alicia from A Kernel of Nonsense and Rendz from Reading with Rendz.
Since starting this blog I have also expanded my reading tastes in ways that I probably never would if I hadn’t so many other people raving about booking that I would have likely just passed over in the bookstore otherwise and I have also become so much more aware of the importance of being more inclusive on your reading and paying attention to the diversity in your books. I have a whole other post on exactly how my reading has changed over the last 5 years.
Overall, I really love blogging and feel so blessed to be in a position where I am able to read and am so thankful to all of you who take the time out for your days to read my posts and interact with me in anyway. I haven’t been as active recently on this blog but am really focusing on prioritising this blog and have no plans to abandon it anytime soon.
What are your reasons for blogging??