Holy crapola it has been a whole dang year since I started this blog! Hooray to me for making it! I can definitely say that blogging about books isn’t quite what I expected when I first sat down and happily punched out a little review for Fates and Furies. So let me share with you what little wisdom I’ve gleaned from blogging and the bookish world.
1. This is not an idle hobby, no matter how much I want it to be.
You’ll hear this over and over again from other book bloggers. I wish I had realized what a HUGE TIME COMMITMENT blogging was going to be. You don’t just get to start a blog and that’s it. Followers aren’t going to appear by magic. If you want followers you have to WORK YOUR BUTT OFF for them: twitter, instagram, connecting with other blogs, etc etc. It was exhausting at first, and it was truly non-stop. Now, I’m not quite as intense as I had to be in the beginning, but I’m still on social media so much more than I ever thought I’d be (so much more than I ever wanted to be!).
2. The bookish community is perfection!
Well, for me at least it is. I manage to stay out of all the bookish drama (and guys, sometimes there is A LOT of it) because I legit barely have time for book blogging let alone bookish drama. So I can safely say that I LOVE MY BOOKISH FRIENDS! It’s so fun to be able to fangirl about books I love with other people and to commiserate about bad books/sad books/books that ripped our hearts out, etc. In fact…
3. How will I ever stop blogging?
I can’t even imagine discontinuing this hobby. I would feel so empty to finish a book and have NO ONE to talk to about it. OMG HOW DID I EVER SURVIVE BEFORE BLOGGING!?!?! I NEED YOU BOOKISH PEOPLE TO KEEP ME GOING!