October 4, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday #4



Feature and Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

P.S. If you are a new follower, let me know with a comment on this post & leave a link to your blog so I can be sure to find you and follow back. : )



Question:  What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?

                                                                               

Answer:  I love to read. I love books. I love the smell of them, the beautiful covers, falling into another world as I read. Reading is my escape from the everyday stresses of life! Everytime new books come in the mail that I have ordered, I am like a kid on Christmas! I immediately want to show my boyfriend each book and tell him what it's about. I really just want to share my love for these books with someone. Well, he couldn't care less about books. And maybe this sounds sad and pathetic, but I really don't have any friends I can talk about books with. So, for years, I was left with no one to share my favorite thing in the world with.

Then I discovered the world of book blogging. 


I don't really remember the first blog I found, or what I was even searching for when I found it. All I know, is that over this past summer, I found a community of people who share the same passion for books that I do. It was amazing to me that there were so many people all over the world that dedicate so much time to books they love. 


I knew I wanted to be a part of that. I had no idea what I was doing. I still don't. I mostly learn as I go with much of this blogging stuff, and I know there is a ton I could improve on. One is that I read too much and review to little! I need to start actually writing reviews for all these books I am reading. I also need to get some money together so I can have someone do some blog design. I am clueless when it comes to that stuff and I have seen some amazing work by fellow bloggers that I would totally pay for when I get some extra money. 


Okay, I'm going off topic, I know! Well let's just say that I started this blog in order to meet others like me who are obsessed with books! I want to share my love for the books I read and help authors to promote their hard work. Meeting amazing people is one of the many perks I have encountered so far and I love it. Keeping a blog is hard work. I never realized how much work it takes to keep a blog up to date. I truly admire every book blogger out there for all the work they put into this community. 


As of today, my baby girl is due in 2 weeks! I know that I will be glad to have my blogging world to escape to when I am up at 4AM with a crying baby. Plus, it will be something that will always be mine, if that makes sense. I have a feeling that becoming a parent will be wonderful in so many ways, but will also be the end of life just being about me. I am okay with that, but I am soo glad I started this blog before she is born, so that as long as I want to, I will have this thing to escape to. This world of books and awesome people who share the same interest as me. I really feel like I am a "part" of something, and I think that is important for everyone to have in their life. : )


10 comments:

  1. Hello! Stopping by from the PJ hop.
    I blog for fun and it's turned out to be so much more than what I expected.
    new follower
    please follow me back here MY FF

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  2. Hopping through. Congrats on your almost baby! I really want one. I hope I am pregnant any day - or even now! But I'm a pessimist. :-(
    My Hop

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  3. Congrats on your baby!! :D Aww, how exciting. I hope everything goes welll! <3
    I'm a new follower. (:
    My FF !

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  4. Great answer! And congrats on your little bundle of joy!! Best wishes.

    New follower. :)

    My FF @ Her Fiction Fix

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  5. I am a new follower! Congratulations!
    http://ohchrys.blogspot.com

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  6. Your answer is amazing! Great time you must've put into it. I know you will be so busy with the new baby. My nephew is going to be 1 in December and my sister barely has time for herself... so I hope you can continue blogging!! Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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    1. I really hope I still have time. Wait, scratch that, I will make time! I love this too much to not do it!!!

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  7. I also don't have many people IRL to share my love of books with. Although I have friends and family that love to read, they don't read the same books I do. It is so nice being able to share my feelings about the books I read!

    And congrats on your baby girl almost being here. Not long, now!

    New Follower :)

    Here's my Friday Hop

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  8. First of all Congrats on your baby girl! Its been so much fun to share the love and passion for books with each other.

    My FF

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  9. New follower, congrats on the impending birth you must so excited and scared all at once. hoping through click on my name to see FF.

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