Why Do I Blog?

I always find it interesting when bloggers dive into their motivations and reasons behind their blogs, so thought I’d do one of these for today. Blogging is, largely, time consuming, cost draining, and thankless. Especially in recent years with the rise of more image-based social media, meaning book bloggers often get overlooked in preference for Booktok and BookTube and the like. So why do we persist with book blogging?

For me, it’s because I love it.

I love writing reviews, and I love getting my thoughts down about the books I’ve read. I also like doing the different lists, tags and Let’s Talk Bookish posts. It’s great to have a place where I can spill these thoughts onto a page.

There’s also the community aspect. I love reading other people’s blogs, I love seeing book tags making the rounds and bloggers supporting other bloggers. I love getting comments on my posts, of course, though I admit I do struggle to comment on others (partly because I often don’t feel like I have much to say!) but at the least if I’ve read and enjoyed a post I’ll ‘like’ it. It’s lovely participating in blog tours and in groups such as The Write Reads, and it’s a reminder the book blogging community is here, strong, and friendly, and always ready to help others through the hardest parts!

There’s definitely perks, including arcs from publishers, authors or sites like NetGalley, but it’s a perk rather than a reason, and every book blogger knows it’s a double-edged sword when you end up with so many arcs you struggle to keep up with!

Overall, it boils down to just loving doing this. I love books, and I love talking about books, and my little blog is my own special place where I can do just that.


3 thoughts on “Why Do I Blog?

      1. I’m weird… I’m hardly serious about anything. But when it comes to my writing, I’m serious as a dog and his bone lol.

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