18 May 2012

TGIF - A Book Blogger is Born

It's FRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY! AND a four day weekend, which I desperately need! I even slept until 12:30pm yesterday!

TGIF is hosted by GReads and poses a fun, book-related question each week:

A Book Blogger is Born: What made you decide to start your very own book blog?

In September 2011 I was posting about some books in a Goodreads group and someone asked me why didn't I write reviews of the books I read.  I hadn't actually considered it before, but I realised it was a great way to track what I had read and what I thought about those books.  And so, I started a blog pretty much just for myself - I never expected that anyone would be particularly interested in what I had to say, especially as my taste tends to run to the eclectic.

Then people started following and leaving comments and I realised that people DID care about what I had to say, that even though I don't read what everyone else is reading they were interested in finding out about new books or new genres, and I started venturing to other blogs and making some awesome blogging and reading friends.

Six months later I've had so much fun, met so many awesome people and read so many amazing books I can't imagine my life without my little corner of the internet!


  1. Yay - I started out on Goodreads too, and blogging is just as fun if not more.

  2. It's pretty remarkable, really, how many great blogs were started just for the blogger themself with no real eye to growth beyond that :)

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

  3. I started much the same way except it was Twitter and my constant chatter about books that did it though I procrastinated for a long time before actually deciding that it was something I could to.

  4. Goodreads was the first place I could ever really talk about books as much as I wanted. I don't have a lot (in fact ANY) reader friends in 'real life' and my bf would just roll his eyes and nod and smile when I tried to tell him about what I was reading (and he still does now).



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