what does blogging mean to you? (#bbaw topic of the day)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 |
Blogging has turned me into a writer.  I have put meaningful thoughts and words in the public sphere on a regular basis for more than three and a half years.  I have come to cherish the exercise of writing, to thrill at the challenge of finding the perfect synonym to describe that sublime reading experience, to understand that sometimes no sense of guilt, frustration or need is strong enough to break through a block.

Blogging, and the discipline of writing and critical thinking each week, is self-improvement.

Blogging is the discovery of a community of like-minded individuals all over the world.  Those of us who grew up as bookworms often felt isolated by our passion.  Finding others with the same interest is like finding a little piece of home, and blogging has given me many, many pieces of home.

Blogging is also sharing my love of reading in a tangible way.  Reviews and giveaways are notes of caring making their way into the lives of others.

And finally, blogging is discovering the next story that will change my life, widen my horizons, and alter my future.  It is therapy and magic. 

Book Blogger Appreciation Week is a chance to celebrate what we love about this corner of the internet.  If you’re interested in participating, check out the daily blogging topics.  I’ve written about appreciation and participated in the interview swap.

So, what does blogging mean to you?


Memory said...

What a gorgeous way to put it. I concur. Blogging is community and connection and a means of organizing our thoughts.

Literary Feline said...

I love this statement about book blogging, "It is therapy and magic.: So true!

Liviania said...

Good answer. It really does require discipline. I think bloggers often get dismissed as people in their pajamas, and it the various skills needed to blog are obscured.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Yes yes! I completely agree. I love connecting with people who share my passion for the written word.

Kristen M. said...

I agree that it's slowly turning me into a writer. I had very little confidence as a writer but now I find I'm much more thoughtful and expressive and that it takes me less time to compose a post than it did four years ago.

fredamans said...

Eloquently spoken by a true lady!

Kelly said...

Beautifully said!

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