Happy Friday, folks. We did it! We made it to the weekend! I hope you guys have had a nice week so far, hopefully one that hasn’t been too stressful. I myself am very excited because this week the weather has finally cooled down a bit, making room for fall!
This week’s theme is “Pros and Cons of Book Blogging”. Though this site is still less than a month old, I have been a part of the bookish community for a while so hopefully I can add some interesting comments to the discussion!
Friends and Community
Being one of the only people in my friend group that avidly reads, I don’t have many friends IRL to chat with about books. Being able to meet new friends who I relate to so much when it comes to reading is so fun and makes me feel understood and appreciated! The blogging community is such a lovely section within the book world and I could not be prouder to be a part of such a friendly company.
Platform to Gush about Everything Bookish
Like I said before, none of my friends IRL really understand my love for literature so it is so nice to be able to rant and gush about everything bookish here on my blog. I never have to worry about being judged on here because I find that some people share the same thoughts as me! It’s really validating but also just gives you a sense of belonging that is so important to have in life. 🙂
Outlet for Creativity
Not only is this blog a fun way to get my thoughts out there, but it is also a fun way to bring out my creative side! I love creating things and making designs that are true to myself, so being able to put together posts that I am extremely proud of makes me so happy. It’s always nice to go back and see how I have evolved both reading and style wise!
Book Knowledge and Recommendations
Not only does blogging give me new, amazing recommendations each and every day, but it keeps me, for lack of better words, woke in the book community. As a white, female in society I recognize that I hold privilege just from the way I was born. Every day I learn new things in the community when it comes to diversity and using correct language, and I am so thankful for it. (I hope that all makes sense, what I am trying to say is that the book world continuously reminds me to check my privilege and I think that that is very important).
Pressure to Read
Being a book blogger means that you have to read. I know that it’s a pretty obvious thing to say but online I am always seeing people finishing close to ten books a month! As a full-time college student with a pretty intensive workload, that is almost unheard of. Even if I cannot get anywhere close to that many books, I definitely pressure myself into reading as much as I can which tends to get a bit exhausting.
An Expensive Hobby
Always hearing about amazing new releases makes me want to purchase them as soon as they come out. Not only does this create a massive TBR pile, but the expensive hardcover copies take a punch at my bank account. I’ve started hitting up local used bookstores and encouraging myself to finish some backlist titles while I await a paperback copy, but I do succumb to the temptation of a new release every now and then which can get a bit scary.
Do you agree/disagree with any of my comments above? What are some of your pros and cons of book blogging?
Until next time, happy reading! ♡