Top 5 Reasons Why I Blog
Finally found something I love to blog about. BOOKS!
I ‘blogged’ for a long time. But it was chaos. Randomly, like once or twice a month, I’d think: I’LL WRITE A POST ABOUT THE MOVIE I JUST SAW! AND EVERYONE WILL READ IT, BECAUSE THEY’VE ALL JUST BEEN SITTING AT THEIR COMPUTERS WAITING FOR ME TO UPDATE!
Okay, I didn’t truly think people were waiting to read anything I wrote, but you get the idea. It was the wild west! There was no law. I needed something to focus my attention. Something I loved. And then… BOOKS!
The Interaction is addictive
As I said in an earlier post, when you make a post, it’s really no big deal. Then you get a few likes. Another person drops a comment. And before you know it, you’re checking for more likes and comments every 27 seconds.
It’s one of the few, rare good sides of the internet
The internet is one of the greatest inventions in our history, but it can be a truly toxic place. Message boards, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, and about a million other sites are havens for people to show up and insult each other. It gets pretty bad. Worse than any schoolyard I’ve ever seen or heard about. The blogosphere, as far as I’ve seen so far, is the opposite. Which brings me to my next point…
There aren’t a lot of places in the world, let alone the internet, where you can stand up on a soapbox and say, “I have an opinion on this book, who wants to hear it?” and the answer that comes back is a resounding, “We do!” You present an idea, which may or may not be a good idea, and the people in the ‘sphere say, “All right, then. Give it a shot!” It’s not hard to find ‘can nots’ in this world. They’re the people that ask why you bother writing about books, especially when there are so many other people doing it. But those people who are doing it are the ‘cans’, and they’ll always say, “room for one more.”
It’s so fun