Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

Being a blogger is hard work, but well worth it if done for the right reasons.  Here are some of the things I love about it:

1.  Getting to share something I love – Hubby has many qualities, but he is firmly in the non-reader camp (see more about that here).  “B” loves to read and we do discuss books, but that’s it.  My family is all in Puerto Rico and not many of my close friends love it as I do.  Where else can I spill my guts about books and not get that glossy-eyed look?

2.  I love to spread the word – I love to let others know about my favorite reads, new books, new authors and old favorites.  Either by participating in blog tours or by sharing a review.

3.  Learning about new books – The fact that I’m a book blogger has created a lot of awareness about books that I would otherwise not know about.  Before Reading with ABC, I did follow other blogs and posted short reviews in Goodreads, but now I make it a point to search for the next great read.

4.  Meeting like-minded people and other bloggers – The book blogging community is awesome!  I won’t say that everyone would receive others with open arms, but most do.  After all, we are obsessed love the same things.

5.  Opens the door for book events – I have been to several book signings, festivals, and this will be my third time going to BEA.  I love all them all!  The relaxed and the frenzied.

6.  Meeting authors Authors are rockstars!  They are, for the most part, approachable and eager to talk the same bookish language, to talk about their books, their characters and their journey.  I have met so many and it is always a privilege to do so.  

7.  The opportunity to share things about my life – Although we blog books, I do share other non-book related things here and in social media.

8.  The possibility of ARCs - Please be aware that is not the reason whey I went into blogging.  If you follow my Stacking the Shelves posts you know that I do buy many books and there are weeks when I don't get any.  However, being a bloggers grants you the privilege to requests review copies and a shot at being approved.  It is always so awesome to get to read those eagerly awaited stories!

9. People know what to get as a gift - Yep, most people know that a gift card from Amazon or from a bookstore will make this girl happy!

Well, that's all I can think off right now.  What's in your Top Ten?


8 comments:

  1. Good reasons!
    I love being blogger because I can meet fantastic people and I can giving my opinion of books I loved :3

    See ya!

    (Espero que mi inglés no te mate, estoy intentando practicar, jaja).

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    1. Tu inglés es bastante bueno :) ¡Gracias por la visita!

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  2. Brilliant reasons. I think I'm very easy to buy gifts for too... Just give me a book and I'm happy!

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  3. Great list! I love all the doors book blogging has opened!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  4. Getting to talk about what you love and meet others who love the same stuff, yep that makes reading and blogging fun :)

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  5. I love this topic and seeing everyone's reasons for being a reader and blogger.
    Awesome list <3

    Here's our TTT
    Doris @ OABR

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  6. I love all the people I’ve met through books and blogging. Especially authors - they really are my rock stars!

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