I love the idea of this challenge which is run by Parajunkee, click on the picture for more details. And blogging is an amazing hobby, it’s one I’m passionate about but it’s not all happy and shinny so let’s talk pros and cons.
1. Blogger friends. I genuinely started blogging to record my reviews, I had no idea of the community that were waiting to welcome me with open arms. From the Girls With Books gang on twitter, to Dee at Dee’s Reads who is my co-hoster on the Dust off your Classics challenge, to seasoned bloggers like Kimba the Caffeinated reviewer who offer help and support to new bloggers, I have been blown away with what a friendly community this is.
2. I get to talk about books without friends and family eye-rolling at me.
3. My inner book nerd finally gets a voice and I have decades of books to talk about so bear with me!
4. I love writing reviews. Most of the time! Sometimes it becomes a chore but always when I write one, I feel like I have accomplished something that is worthwhile and rewarding for me personally.
5. Comments! People chat back to me, yay!
1. Blogging is unbelievably time consuming. Reading the book, writing the review, formatting the post, pimping out the post after it’s published all takes time. So does answering emails, talking to authors/publishers, checking netgalley and edelweiss (a guilty obsession of mine). And keeping up with other blogs that I want to read. SO MUCH TIME! *flops over exhausted*
2. The guilts when you take on too much.
3. My to read list is ridiculous thanks to all the recommendations and I continue to add to it daily! I love this as much as I hat it though.
4. Nope, only 3! Told you I loved blogging! And as my new years resolution is to find balance hopefully one and two will become easier.
Bookish Chat : Do any of my pros and cons strike a chord with you? What is your biggest pro and con? How do you deal with the cons?