The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. IT was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy@Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This week’s prompt is: What inspired you to start book blogging?
I don’t think it was any one thing that got me started on this journey, and it was a good while ago, so my memory may not be the best, but I will give it a shot.
I started this blog six years ago mostly because I wanted to get ARC’s on Netgalley. Publishers do take more notice of you if you have a blog (especially a popular one) and are more likely to grant requests for their books. But it was also about this time that librarians were being encouraged to use social media more. I tried twitter and instagram and they just didn’t work for me. (I do still have accounts with both, but never post on either.) So I decided to give blogging a try.
My first year blogging barely counts, as I only posted once or twice a week as I was trying to figure out the platform and how it all worked. But six years later I am still here and still enjoying it. My blog looks and feels very different from when I started and I kind of cringe when I look at some of my posts from that year. But now I am pretty proud at the way my blog looks and how much better my reviews have become.
I am looking forward to seeing what others have to say for this prompt. I am looking forward to next week’s post which will be all about pet peeves. Have a great week!