Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers get together and list the top ten things related to that week's topic.
This week's theme is about why I love being a being a blogger. Blogging has been an awesome aspect of my life since I started in July 2013. It has been stressful at times but the great memories definitely out way the not-so-great times.
1. I love it that I get to connect with other book lovers to talk about books!
This may seem silly but I don't have many friends that share my love of reading.
2. I love it that I get to connect with people who love books from all over the world!
I have made friends in the USA, UK, Australia and even Indonesia. We all live on different continents yet they feel like they just live in the next town, one click away.
3. I love it that I get to work with Authors and help them promote their books!
Before blogging it seemed surreal and that Authors were way above me. Working with them and getting to know them is awesome. They are awesome people and somehow you end up on their radar too!
4. I love it that someone somewhere in the world appreciates my words!
Whether I am helping someone discover an awesome new book, their next great read or inspiring them with my Topics of Light, it makes all the effort worth it.
5. I love being a part of a greater community!
No matter how small my blog is, other bloggers welcome you, help you and make you feel a part of the blogosphere. It's a great feeling.
6. I love the free books!
In exchange for an honest review you get to read amazing books for free and via NetGalley & book tours, you get to discover so many amazing new Authors.
7. I love meme's like this!
You get to discover new blogs, new books & useful tips that you might not have found on your own. Although meme's can take some work, they are an awesome way to connect with other bloggers.
8. I love comments and when authors visit my blog!
Comments definitely make blogging feel like a two way communication and so much more worth it. It takes time and effort to reply and visit back, but I always get excited when I receive comments that have some content and you can see they took the time to read your post and share some love about it. Another exciting thing for me is when I see the Author who's book I review visited my blog to read my review!!
9. I love that being a blogger helps me become a better writer
I read a book with a bit of a different perspective now, I see what I love about a story, what works, what doesn't. I read different writing styles and when I come across a really great book, it inspires me to be an even better writer with the hopes that my book will one day be a best seller too!
10. I love all the Blogger friends I have made over the past few months!
There are so many blogs to love out there. A few of these bloggers have become friends in my opinion. People I can really talk to and with connect with. If I am a millionaire one day, I'd love to meet them!
What are some of the reasons you love being a blogger??