Learning the ropes of book blogging



I've been book blogging for almost 3 months now and I can't believe how much I've been through and how much I've learned about what book blogging is all about. And yet, I know there is A LOT left for me to learn, I know I'm barely getting the hang of it and I know this is a never ending climb that I have faith it will get easier as time goes by.

I'm still super happy to have my own place to talk about the books I read and fall in love with. When I was only a reader, I always felt that I needed to do more than just READ. So when I found out about this amazing community of book bloggers and reviewers, I knew I just had to be a part of it someday. Because book blogging/reviewing is awesome. An excellent opportunity to give back some love to favorite authors.

What I didn't know back then, what I didn't stop to think about, was how blogging is not as easy as it sounds like. The amount of time you spend making posts, promoting, writing reviews, etc. is quite monstrous. I find myself not having time to read that much like I used to, less time being lazy around the house, and I've even neglected college duties! BUT,having the blog has slowly taught me to administrate my time, and it's easy to try harder because it's something I love doing. I'm still not that good at it but I'm improving (thankfully!). I have learned (a bit) to use my own voice and to speak my mind out, how to reach out to authors and publishers, how to do simple things like running a giveaway and participating in blog tours. Not to mention how to run and figure out things about The Blog. Tags, anyone?

I feel like I've grown and I feel quite proud of me. I'm not the best, not even close to good, but I'm getting bettter and moving on from "I have no idea what I'm doing", which is amazing for me.

However, I wouldn't have done this without the incredible people I have met in my short (until now) journey and the ones that go way before this blog went live (you know who you are). So what I really wanted to say is THANK YOU! For all your support and treasured advice regarding this amazing thing that this is. Without you, I would still be hovering over the "Create New Blog" button. I enjoy having you as friends, readers, authors to admire, and fellow book lovers. I have so much love for you!




Note: I've been spilling sugary sweetness all day long, so I just had to send you some as well *throws plenty of sugar cubes*.  :):):):)! <3

4 comments:

  1. Aw, that was such a great post! (lol it seemed so much better than mine) I know how this feels since you know how I recently just past my first 3 months as well, and I feel like my blog is the only place where I can be my own self as well :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Naaah, yours was soo sweet. I love how you express yourself :) It's awesome how our blogs were born almost at the same time :D

      Delete
  2. Awe you are so sweet Melissa! Well done for reaching the 3 month mark.. has it only been 3 months?? Feels like we have been chatting for much longer <3 I have been blogging for 8 months and I still have to figure things out and learn to take a step back and not get overwhelmed!

    You should be proud.. you are no longer a newbie ;) I still have no clue how these huge blogs manage their time, posts and comments though.

    Keep up the great blog ladies :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Chanzie!! <3 It has been awesome having you as a bloggish friend! Sometimes I think I'm doing the math wrong because it doesn't feel like 3 months, so much has happened. And wow, 8 months? Go, you! :D

      Delete