Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Get Up Offa That Slump: Positives of Blogging


Today is the final day of the Get Up Offa That Slump Blogging Extravaganza hosted by Rachel at Beauty and the Bookshelf! So without further ado, I shall list some positive things about blogging!

The prompt for this post says:

It's THE LAST DAY. I hope you've enjoyed the Blogging Extravaganza and that it's helped to give you a gentle shove back into blogging, and that it's given you some blogging inspiration. For the last post we're getting just a wee bit serious. Even if you're struggling with blogging, you're still here and you're still doing this; there's a reason why you don't want to quit blogging, and you know there's a light at the end of the tunnel. So tell us: Why are you still here? What makes blogging worth it? Why is it so fun and fantastic and you don't want to let it go? Why do you love it? (And the goods outweigh the few hardships, don't they?)

In general, when I started doing this little extravaganza, I wasn't feeling very negative about blogging, I just like to participate in stuff especially when it gives fun prompts for what to post about. I wasn't really struggling anymore than usual to come up with things to post about. I just think I'm still too new to be too terribly blahhhhh about blogging. But I shall list a few of my favorite things about blogging!

1. BOOK RECCOMENDATIONS!!


Since I started blogging last June, I have heard of SO many amazing new books that I'm just dying to read! If I hadn't started following people on Twitter or reading other people's blogs, I wouldn't have heard of a lot of the books on my shelf right now. I probably wouldn't have even given some of them a second glance at the bookstore! And that, my friends, would be the most tragic thing ever. The Wrath and the Dawn? Probably wouldn't have ended up reading that one. A Court of Thorns and Roses? Wouldn't have picked that one up based on the cover probably. Not sure if I can say I would have picked up Salt to the Sea or walked past it and that is the most tragic realization of all because LOOOOOOOOVE.

2. FRIENDS!!


If it weren't for books and blogging, I wouldn't have made myself a twitter account. I wouldn't have connected with any of the awesome people I've met through blogging. I would still be dying on the inside waiting for my sister to finish one of my recommendations so we can talk about it or just babbling the BF's ear off even though I can see that it goes in one ear and directly back out the other. That would be sad. I love all you lovely bookworms. You make me happy.

3. THE PERK OF EARLY BOOKS!!


This is a fun one! I like that blogging has given me access to eARCs on Netgalley and Edelweiss! And most recently physical ARCs from publishers! I just got my first one this month (The Star-Touched Queen!!). It's nice to know that I've worked hard enough that I finally got my first physical one! But anyway, I feel so lucky that I have access to these resources! It has saved me more than one time from buying a book that I had been looking really forward to that I didn't actually end up enjoying! And when my job was looking pretty bleak and I never had any money, I still had access to new books through this, that was nice too!

Those are just a few of the many reasons why I love blogging! More so the first two, I have started to see number three as more so just a perk, but it's a perk that I quite enjoy!

What are some things that you love about blogging? :)

4 comments:

  1. You must read ACOTAR and TWATD!! Those books were just....I have no words! I cannot wait to read the star touched queen!! So happy you got an early copy!!

    My favorite thing about blogging is just discussing books with people from all around the world. I love how one common interest ((books)) can bring us all together. <3

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    1. Those books were amazing! And I never would have heard of them had I not joined the blogging community! I can't wait for their sequels to come out now! I need them in my life! I love being able to discuss books with everyone as well! Since there's not really anyone else that I can chat about them with! Joining the blogging community was probably the best decision I made in all of 2015! :)

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  2. My IRL friends read, but do not like to discuss books. My sister does, but she loves stories with romance, and I do not, so we very rarely read the same books. I would go nuts without the book blogging community. It is also wonderful if you wake up in the middle of the night, or you are up late because there is always someone to talk to on Twitter. Ha ha. :)

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    1. I am lucky that my sister enjoys the same books as I do! I wish she read faster than a turtle running through molasses but at least we can kind of talk about books! The fact that there's always someone on is really nice!

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