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I’ve been hovering over the idea of creating a book blog for the LONGEST time and I have to say my bookworm friends have been nothing but supportive of the idea. I just didn’t (still don’t) have the confidence to keep it going because well firstly, I don’t even write reviews on Goodreads that often, how the heck am I supposed to sustain an entire blog? Secondly, I feel like I’m just too lazy to see through everything. Sure it would nice to own a platform that I could just go to and blab out all my thoughts. But like, do I keep it to just books? Do I add in my ramblings about dramas and other fandoms? (Also, pretty sure I’m not that only person who goes through this)
It feels like I could NEVER just stick to books. It’s pretty much the same for my Instagram, a now-defunct bookstagram page. And I keep telling myself, it’s because I deal with it so much at work, I kinda just want to curl up all day with my laptop and a book after work. But eventually, my fingers just started itching and I feel like these are all tiny excuses.
It’s scary to put your thoughts out there but when your audience is non-existent, perhaps it’s time to take baby steps and make your mark in the scary Internet world (blame the book I’ve just read for this). Like for many blogs out there, I do believe page views play a huuuge part in motivating the blogger to continue, but then again, plenty of people do it just for the passion and love. I have this page set up FIVE years ago, it’s completely free. I don’t have to have a fancy little page (although I would love to), to technically start book blogging or just blogging. Hence, here I am. I will say that I’m still not quite sure if this will be a regular thing, but at least it’s a start? Heck, I’m not even quite sure what ‘it’ really is, but for now, I guess I’ll go back to even trying to revive this little space with random ramblings. However often I can do it…
So I guess my question for those who are even reading this will be, why do you book blog or even just blog? What keeps you going?