I’m participating in the Book Blogger Hop again this week, which invites book bloggers to answer a bookish question and visit each other’s blogs. Hosted at Knitting and Sundries this week, here’s today’s question:
How did you find out about book blogging and what made you decide to start one yourself?
This is a funny one, because I don’t feel like there was a point when I found out about book blogging as a thing. I’d been involved in my company’s blog in the past, so I’d done some writing and knew how to use WordPress. I toyed with the idea of starting my own blog for a while, but didn’t know what I wanted to write about. I needed a topic that I knew I could generate ideas around for a long time, and eventually it occurred to me that, considering how much I read, book reviews were probably a good direction to go…
I didn’t actually read book blogs before I started my own, which maybe is odd…but it never really occurred to me that it was a thing. I suppose I assumed that other people had the same kind of idea and that there was probably a blog community of sorts, but it wasn’t until I started writing myself that I explored that community. And then I was lucky, because I started right around the Cybils, and lots of blogs were linking to the blogs that were judging the awards…which gave me ready-made lists of bloggers focusing on the same genres I was interested in.
Since then, I shake-up the list of blogs in my reader every so often. I love finding new blogs that old favorites are linking to, or by participating in blogging events.
I know lots of my readers are also book bloggers–how did you get started?