My bookish rambles, October 25th, 2020: what inspired me to start my blog, my reasons for blogging, and more!

School is taking up so much of my time right now, and midterms made it very difficult to get any blogging done, but now I hopefully will not dissapear again! Next week is only 3 days, so I’m going to try and schedule some posts for November. Anyways, I’m going to go onto this week’s my bookish rambles post! My mom suggested the topics for this week, and I’m excited for them!

My bookish rambles is a weekly feature on my blog, where I post about all things bookish! I’ll talk about topics that interest me, and also topics you want to know my opinion on, and answer any questions you have for me. At the end of each post, I link a form where put in any questions, or any ideas for future topics. This week, I’m going to be talking about what inspired me to start my book blog, my reasons for blogging, and more!

You can always read my introduction post, for more information about this feature!

What inspired me to start my blog?

When I do things, I usually do a lot of research, take my time deciding all of the details. Starting my blog was not like that. My dad suggested to me a few times I start a book blog, and for some reason, one August evening I thought, why not? I spent a few days figuring out wordpress, and pressed publish!

Wanting a place to share my thoughts and opinions on all things bookish was what really inspired me to start my blog. I do think though that where my blog is now is because of everyone who has come to my blog. Every time someone likes one of my posts, it makes me so happy. When someone leaves a comment I’ll get so excited. When I see that another person has followed my blog, I can’t believe it.

So, while I didn’t have really specific inspiration for starting my blog in the first place, everyone who I’ve interacted with in the book community has really driven me to write more on this blog, and to do everything I’ve done so far.

My reasons for blogging.

When I started blogging, I wanted a place where I could talk about my opinions on all things bookish. That is still my main reason for having this blog, so that hasn’t changed. But everything else has changed. When I started my blog, I only posted reviews, and they were very short. Now, I occasionally post reviews, but also write about all sorts of things.

I never expected for my blog to grow so much, and I still can’t believe that so many people have liked my blog enough to stick around. I recently reached 200 followers, and although that probably seems like not a lot to some people, it means so much to me.

And sometimes I talk about things other than books, and I really appreciate that I have this platform where I can use my voice to talk about stuff.

And although my reasons for blogging haven’t really changed, they have become much more than they were originally. Now, I talk with much more depth about books, and blogging in general. I also am more

Wrapping this up…

I am having so much fun with this series, and this week’s topic was a lot of fun for me. As always, I’d love to hear from you, so you can ask me any questions or suggest any topics using the form linked below! I love hearing from you all, and I really appreciate your suggestions.

You can also always talk to me in the comments! If I haven’t responded to your suggestions yet, it means that I didn’t receive them, so if you want to try again, you can. WordPress + Google Forms is not the most reliable combination, but I’ll hopefully get your responses!

What inspired you to start your blog? What are you reasons for blogging? Chat with me in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “My bookish rambles, October 25th, 2020: what inspired me to start my blog, my reasons for blogging, and more!

  1. Love this post! I find it interesting to know more about bloggers and why they started blogging. I started mine just to have a place to post my thoughts and it has evolved into so much, 5 years down the line. The best part is that I’m still excited about blogging.

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