Top Ten Reasons I Love Blogging

“”You don’t have to understand it,” she said. “It’s mine.””

Emily St John Mandel

  1. Because I have a lot of opinions and the Internet is the only one who will listen to them.
  2. Because I read a lot of books and I need somewhere to put all those thoughts or I might explode.
  3. Because I miss being an English student and university never gave me a chance to analyse the literary and cultural value of Terry Pratchett and because I spent £27000 on my degree and I want to do something with all the tools I learned there. It would be a waste to sit and let them fade away.
  4. Because I have found my voice, and I’m finding it a little more every day.
  5. Because reading other book blogs leads me to books and thoughts that I never would have read or thought otherwise. Temeraire, I’m looking at you.
  6. Because being an Internet denizen has led me to the strangest and most wonderful places. Strange Horizons. Asking the Wrong Questions. Andrew Rilstone. Paul Shapera’s Dolls of New Albion. Steam Powered Giraffe and Abney Park. They’re all awesome and I might never have found them if I hadn’t started blogging.
  7. Because it got me my job. True story.
  8. Because it motivates me to read more. Going through a reading slump? Tough – you still have to post, so get reading!
  9. Because I am not alone. There are other people in the world as mad as I am, who read every day and compare their lives to books and maybe even secretly believe that their favourite characters are just a little bit real.
  10. Because my blog is mine, my space, my own. And no one can tell me what to do with it.

(The theme for this post was suggested by the Broke and the Bookish’s weekly post Top Ten Tuesday.)

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