Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Top Ten Reasons Why We Love Being Bloggers
Blogging has many perks—here are our favorite reasons.
1. Sharing Books
When I really love a book, I love sharing it with others. I also love learning about new books from all of the great blogs out there.
2. Building Connections
I feel like I have so many more friends with similar interests now that I have been blogging. I’ve never met most of them, but I feel as if we are kindred spirits.
3. Reading Quantity
After I cycled off of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award committee, I didn’t read nearly as much. Having the blog makes me accountable, and I feel compelled to read as much as I used to.
4. Reading Different Levels
Our blog focuses on helping K-12 educators. I used to only focus on high school YA books, but now I read outside of my comfort zone, and I have found so many new favorites.
5. Learning from other blogs
With a blog, I feel so much more in-the-know. When a book appears on multiple blogs, I flag it and read it as soon as I can. I feel so much more prepared for the ALA book awards now! I will actually recognize some of the titles in the younger book categories. 🙂
1. It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
This is my #1 favorite reason for having a blog. I love the community! If I did nothing else, I would definitely keep doing IMWAYR.
2. Helping other teachers
Our goal here at Unleashing Readers is to give ways for books to be used in the classroom as well as other useful classroom ideas. I hope that we accomplish this!
3. It makes me think about books differently
When you read a book for reviewing (or any other purpose) you read a book differently. If I’m going to review a book I normally take notes and make sure to pay attention to specific things while reading instead of just reading a book.
4. Learning about other blogs
I love seeing other blogs and making friends with other bloggers–what a great way to build a book community!
5. Learning about new/unknown books
This is probably the best perk. Without blogs and Twitter, I would be out of the loop!
Why do you love being a blogger?
Or why do you enjoy checking out blogs?