Monday, June 20, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Love Book Blogging

This week's list is:

Top Ten Reasons I Love Book Blogging

1. It gives me a place to talk about all the books I love and even the ones I don't love as much. 

2. I have connected with so many awesome people, people who read as much as I do and obsess over their favs. My kind of people! It's great.

3. Since becoming a stay at home mom, blogging gives me a sense of structure, something to do everyday besides chores, because chores are super-lame. 

4. Gives me an excuse to ignore chores when I'm feeling super lazy. "Can't do laundry right now, I got a review due and need to finish this book."  It's not always true but the excuse makes me feel better about slacking when I just can't put a book down. 

5. My kids think it's cool. My oldest likes to ask how many followers I have once a week. It's usually the same number but he still asks and is obligingly impressed each time. 

6. I get introduced to so many, many awesome-sauce books that I may not have noticed or picked up without other blogger's recommendations. 

7. How cool is it the first time you get a legit comment? That moment was like super fantastic. I couldn't believe anyone actually read what I was posting let alone striking up a discussion about it. 

8. The first follower was an equally fantastic moment. Someone not only read but wanted to hear more? WHAT? Why? I'm surprised everyday that I even have 1 let alone the 221 I have today. 

9. I had no idea that people would actually send you books for free. The first email I got asking me to review a book made me so ridiculously happy and I can't even explain how I felt the day I got a random package from a major publisher with my first ARC in it. I was so excited, I called my mother because I had to tell someone! 

10. Being introduced to this entire community! Sure, this goes along with number 2 but it was important enough to be reiterated. This whole community of intelligent, well read, kind and generous people is just the best.

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Sidne,the BCR said...

stopping by to read your top 10

Karen said...

Great list. That firs follower meant a lot to me too.

Kayleigh said...

I agree with all 10 answers, but #7 and 8 were definitely pretty special! I think the second comment you get from a single person on a separate post is pretty great too!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love the procrastination one! I often do that, put off things because I have a book to finish or a review to write but I never thought to include that in my list!

Anonymous said...

3,5, and 7 I'm so there with you! LOL I call it "Mom's time out time" LMAO

Tracey said...

It's great to read about your excitement about book blogging and the joy in receiving your first follower, I can totally relate! Also your excitement and enthusiasm at receiving your first book in the mail from a publisher for review, because this just happened to me! I hope to follow in your footsteps.

This is my blog, if you want to stop by:

Happy reading!

Phantom Paragrapher said...

Im defintley with you on the free books , Its like christmas every day :) Old Follower

Anne said...

I am a stay at home mom too and I know exactly what you mean about having some structure. It is also nice having something to do during the day that does not involve kids!

Anonymous said...

Yes yes yes! Great list!! I definitely agree with them all!

Check out my top 10!

New Follower! :-D


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Love your list and I totally agree!

Here's my list of Ten Reasons I Love Being a Book Blogger.

April (BooksandWine) said...

The blogging community is SO wonderful.

Also, it's so awesome that your children find blogging cool, lol, wish my boyfriend felt the same!


Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I agree with everything you said. I especially am surprised by how many new and different books I am introduced to everyday.

Anonymous said...

First comments and followers are great, aren't they? My heart skips a beat every time I get notified that I've got a comment.

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