Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday's Five



In one of my facebook groups we had an interesting discussion about book blogging. Well, it was mostly a bunch of us book bloggers reminding this author what it is we do. Luckily, it all turned out well in the end, and the gentleman was nice enough to apologize. But it got me pondering. There are a lot of bloggers who get paid, but book bloggers do not(as far as I know?). Only time we can get paid is if we work for a site or for a magazine. So, why do we do it, if we can't get paid? Here are my reasons for it.

  1.  Free Books! Yes, I'll admit it and say that is one of my main reasons. I am a bookaholic on a very tight budget, so I love the word free. lol
  2.  Meet new authors, and sometimes even get to talk to them either by email or a facebook group. I did a book review on readersfavorite and found out the author is in one of my book groups, I thought that was so cool. Here is a photo of her novel I read.
  3. Meet other book lovers. If you are lucky enough you can become friends with them too. That is actually a goal of mine for this blog. I love talking about books so the more people I can talk to about them, the better.
  4.  Experience. I realized I have writing skills but no experience. Companies don't hire you without experience. So, the only way I knew how to get any was by blogging. 
  5.  Finding books that I normally wouldn't read. I'm usually a creature of habit when I go buy books. But, thanks to book blogging I have found some real gems, even got to read books before they are published(ARCS) I love that idea.

So, those are my main reasons for blogging. Now, I'd like to hear why you blog? Who knows, maybe some of you have a reason I didn't think about. Please feel free to post them in the comments. Thanks!

Have a great weekend and happy reading!!
Renee




24 comments:

  1. I love to meet new bloggers and find new books I wouldn't read. I have attempted to monetize my site using google adsense & amazon affiliate, but I can tell you that I have legit made no money off it. Good thing I have a day job!
    Deanna Reads Books

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    1. Thanks, ya those are my two fav reasons so far. Also, thanks for the monetizing input, that is good to know. Sorry for the late reply, been a bad week healthwise.

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  2. I just love connecting with other book lovers and feel so happy when someone official asks me to review a book. I love shouting out about amazing writers and helping them get noticed. I have no idea how to make money from it. I'd love to make money reading, who wouldn't! But my focus is on my own fiction writing so I don't think it would happen.

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    1. I hear ya, I get excited when someone asks me to read their book, instead of the other way around. And I'm writing a novel too, are you doing nano? Good luck, maybe I can review your book someday?

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  3. It's an amazing feeling when you accomplish something. Having your own blog to be able to express yourself is one the reason's why I started. It's a lot of hard work but once you put in the time and effort you will see things flourish. There are many ways to monetize your blog - I have made money through affiliate sales, another way would be Ad placement in your sidebar. If that is something you want to be able to do I can always help answer some questions.

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    1. Hi Mary, oh thank you, I had never thought about ads, I might look into that. Do you need it to be a business tho? and thanks, you might regret saying that. hehe

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  4. Awesome post!! Being a book blogger is so much fun. <3 I'm so glad we met!

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    1. Aww thanks sweety! And thanks, I'm glad we met too!<3

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  5. Great post!!! I'm a newbie but I've never expected to make money from my blog (although I wouldn't mind if I could:). I just love to read and wanted an outlet to talk about the amazing books that cross my path. Meeting fantastic and supportive fellow-bloggers has been a pleasant surprise and an extra bonus.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! and ya, I agree book bloggers are so nice, you'd think it'd be the opposite being competitors and all.

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  6. I'm looking to connect with more book bloggers! I blog about lifestyle things and books are a big part of that!

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    1. Oh now I never thought of that, being part of a lifestyle blogger, thanks for the tip! I do link swaps, btw, if your interested feel free to post yours here.

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  7. Definitely meeting authors. I get all fangirl talking to them. Also free books 😁

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    1. lol...@Fangirl, glad I'm not the only one. I just realized that Susan(the author of the book I showed on this blog) is in one of my fb groups, I got all excited. lol

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  8. Free books - oh yes - that is me right there ;)

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    1. hehe seems to be the consensus...now I don't feel so bad for saying that. Thanks!

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  9. Writing about a book I like takes me closer to the story. That is a nice feeling!


    www.adaydreamortwo.blogspot.com

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    1. Now that is a lovely idea, thanks! I completely agree.

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  10. All great reasons. I've definitely met some wonderful people through blogging, and found books I otherwise wouldn't have read.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thanks, and ya, it also helps to get you out of a rut, if you are like me who keep reading the same authors.

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  11. Great list. Meeting other book lovers is definitely the main reason I started blogging, but I also love discovering new books that I probably never would have known about if not for being a part of the bookish community.

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    1. Thanks! Seems to be what everyone else thinks too. Btw, love your name..

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  12. Connecting with other readers is the reason I started my blog and is still the #1 reason why I continue with it. I love to talk about books with other book lovers!

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    1. Now I'm glad I asked this question. It's so nice to find all these book lovers here. My friends usually talk politics. I prefer drama in books instead. lol

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