Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader

2014, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader

This week Lety and I have come up with some reasons for you guys! It’s our first time doing one together, so I’m really excited about it. :D

Lety’s Reasons

1. The Community – I’m fairly new to the book blogosphere, but I’ve always loved the sense of community and camaraderie I’ve seen between book bloggers. It’s a very tight-knit group and I’m excited to be a part of it!

2. The Perks – I guess this goes without saying, but there is something special about getting an advance reader copy of a book that you were just dying to read and getting it wayyy before everyone else. Also, having access to websites like NetGalley and on publisher email lists is the bestest!

3. Being “In-The Know” – Being a book blogger means always knowing what books are releasing soon and what projects authors currently working on. Also, you are informed on what books have been optioned out for movies, casting updates, etc. Being involved in the book blogosphere keeps you in the loop on all bookish breaking news. This makes me happy.

4. The Events – If it weren’t for the book blog and my connections with the book blog community I wouldn’t know of upcoming book fairs, conventions and book signings. Some of the biggest highlights of my year are getting books signed by my favorite authors and the book fairs/conventions are always so much fun!

5. The Feedback – I love reading all the comments I receive on any of my book posts. It makes me feel like my opinion is valued even though I am just starting out and still a bit of a newbie. It was a bit scary when my first book review went up but after seeing everyone’s feedback I was so stoked and relieved!

 

Jess’s Reasons

1. My Tweeples – There’s no denying that my favorite part is making friends on twitter. Bookish friends GET ME. TV Show friends GET ME. Movie friends GET ME. And where do I meet these cool people? On Twitter, of course!

2. Word of Mouth Recs – No one gives me better recommendations than fellow readers. Review mags? PFFFTTT. Nope. My tweeples know best.

3. Sharing ALL THE FEELS with the Internet – This is kind of goes hand in hand with my first reason, but I share my feelings about books ALL OVER the Internet: this blog, Twitter, FB, Tumblr, GR…and so on. And people are just like, “I KNOW, RIGHT?!” <3

4. Bookish Events – Whether they’re signings, conferences, or book fests, they’re all guaranteed to be fun because there’s going to be other book loving people there.

5. The Perks – Like Lety mentioned above, there’s something so freaking cool about getting ARCs. That feeling of excitement and privilege never goes away, no matter how long I’ve been blogging. Thank you, pubs & authors!

 

 

Jess @ Gone with the Words

Jess @ Gone with the Words

About Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

14 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader”

  1. Lindsay

    Yes to all of the above! The book blogging community is fantastic. And I love knowing about books ahead of time, and being “in the know.” Also, fangirling with other bloggers is the best. So much fun to actually interact with people who know what you’re talking about!

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  2. Anne Bennett

    Cute little gifs. It makes me want to go back and make my blog more dynamic. I agree with your rationales as to why you love reading and blogging, too.

  3. Angie @Angela's Anxious Life

    I love all the comments too. It is one of my favorite parts of blogging. I know everyone is all about followers and what not but I love more comments on a post. That equals success to me if I can get people to start talking!!!

  4. Chrissi Reads

    Aw, I love that gif of Boo! I totally agree with your points on your list. I do think the book blogging community is incredibly welcoming. It’s a lovely community to be a part of.

  5. Amanda

    Yes, word of mouth recommendations have been much more abundant since I started blogging and it is awesome! I trust the recs of fellow bloggers much more than that of a random person or magazine. Great list :)

  6. JB

    You are absolutely SPOT ON with “being in the know.” In the last week, I’ve had two people ask me if I saw the movie trailer for TFIOS. And I was like, “Yeah, I was the one refreshing the Twitter feed non-stop on its release day waiting for John Green to post the link.” Or I might recommend a series to someone and can tell them exactly how many months (and sometimes days) until the next book is released. I suppose this is weird knowledge to non-readers, but it’s totally important info!

  7. Amber

    YES! I love finding out about bookish events and what authors are currently working on. It’s also amazing knowing when your favorite author is releasing a book and anticipating that date to finally come! :D

  8. Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley)

    Lety, this is really the BEST community ever! The bookish people are so open and friendly and there is ALWAYS somebody willing to talk with you about a book you’re reading or want to read or just finished and it is such an incredible feeling, especially when the IRL people “get it” a little bit less than the rest of us, ya know?

    JESS. I GET IT. Also, random, but I was looking up something on Goodreads today and I found where I linked Stefon into an actual review and called him my beloved. I knew you would GET IT. I am obsessed and I don’t even care.

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