Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top 10 Reasons I Love Being a Bookish Blogger

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Broke and Bookish, and THANK YOU for creating and hosting all these wonderful Top Ten Tuesday blog hops!

Here are just a few of the reasons I love being a bookish blogger...

1. Meeting kindred spirits and brilliant beings from around the world when we connect through books.

2. Tracking my own personal action-reading journey of transformation and social change, then finding so many interested and supportive people from around the world.

3. Spreading the bookish life- and community- transformation by founding our fledgling ning ActionReaders.com with a group of the aforementioned fabulous folks.  Join us!

4.  Honing my writing skills while letting go of the need to be perfect; learning to strive for excellence, to adjust my voice and form to engage readers (I hope!).

5.  Meeting authors and editors and booksellers through our virtual community of bloggers.

6.  Sharing great reads - and great audio books - with people of all ages and interests.

7.  Arriving home to see a new and highly-anticipated ARC on my doorstep:  bliss!

8.  Changing the world, one book at a time.

9.  Improving my layout abilities and versatility when it comes to creating a clean, well-lighted blog, an easy-to-navigate and fun-to-visit virtual community at ActionReaders, and a useful collection at Goodreads. (not to mention getting plenty of practice crafting hyphenated modifiers ;-)

10.  Stepping out into the wider virtual world when I recently started posting some of my reviews at Amazon and Goodreads, while interacting with folks and developing friendships with visitors not only here and at ActionReaders, but also at the Book Blogs ning.

There are plenty more reasons where those came from, and let's just say that the implied number 11, or number 1 really, is YOU! 

MFB, with gratitude once again to The Broke and the Bookish, which you should go visit right now!

p.s.  Our question for discussion over at ActionReaders this week is "What habits do you have that help you to be more creative?"  OR "What creativity-building habits/rituals are you ready to try?" 
     Join us in the conversation or post to your own blog and then post the link in our The Creative Habit Book Group at Actionreaders.com.   (You can jump in now, even if you haven't read the book yet - the more, the merrier!)


Reading Has Purpose said...

I think I'm going to challenge myself to create a similar list.

I love book blogging but I never really sat down to ask myself why.

I definitely agree with several on your list. Particularly, "number 1 really, is YOU!" and "Tracking my own personal action-reading journey"

Red said...

The book blogging community is one of my favorite reasons for book blogging. It's great to meet so many bookish people

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Number four is a thoughtful reason. And I agree. I like writing without worrying that I'm writing perfectly. Without being judged.

Here's my list of Ten Reasons I Love Being a Book Blogger.

llevinso said...

Totally agree with #4. It's on my list too!

Sidne,the BCR said...

stopping by to read YOUR top ten!!

kaye said...

great topic today--it's nice to think about why we like to do this. I like associating with people who like books as much as I do. have a nice day. kaye-the road goes ever ever on

Laurie said...

RHP - Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by here and leading me to it!
Red - Stopped by your blog and said hi...
Deb - Ditto.
Ll - Hey, I keep trying to post on your blog but then get locked in an endless cycle of logging in to blogger, then being dumped. If you switch your comments to pop-ups, you bypass the glitch. Or offer the "URL/Name" option... Can't wait to be back in touch!
Sidne - Off to see yours, and thanks for your poems and quotes this weekend.
Kaye - Enjoyed your new-to-me blog too, and will be stopping by the blogs you mentioned. Great to meet you too!

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