I’ve been blogging for probably a little more than 3 years. I started with Blogger (very limiting platform) and eventually moved to WordPress (thanks to Maili) and have relatively enjoyed blogging for the most part. Obviously, blogging is not for everybody. Just look around you. How many links do you have that are broken or haven’t been updated in months? And there are several bloggers who have just abandoned their blogs altogether.
Blogging is mainly a hobby for most of us so I guess my question is what makes you keep on doing it? What inspires or motivates you to keep blogging when so many others have quit or have decided to take a break? I see some readers/bloggers are apart of reading challenges especially Marg and check out her sidebar – wow. JMC has her SBD (short for Smart Bitch Day) where she provides insightful and meaningful commentary on her reading material and posts them every Monday. And I have my graphic novel posts set on Mondays, I don’t know what else for the rest of the week and TBR challenges are always posted on the 3rd Wednesday of every month until the end of the year.
The bottom line for me is that I love reading and discussing books and would love more reader interaction but I have no control over the latter. I love blogging about books but my problem is that I don’t read fast enough and I can’t do anything to change that. I do have fellow blogger and friend Melanie to help out on occassion. She reads mostly mystery and listens to audio books and reads some non-fiction (big Sylvia Brown fan here). In the end though – blogging is fun and addictive but the hardest part is coming up with fresh and interesting topics and staying up to date. So, enough about me. How about you? What keeps you blogging? And if you’re a reader contemplating starting a blog, what are you waiting for?