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Monday, September 9, 2013
2:12 PM | Posted by Justin941 | | Edit Post
When we first started book blogging it was new and exciting. There is a lot for new bloggers to take in, and it can honestly be a little overwhelming at first. I know it was for me. There are so many things to learn and over time you’re able to build up the skill set to really make your blog thrive. All of the time and effort put into blogging at first is quite enjoyable to most people. Seeing that initial growth and figuring out everything out there that is available for you to do.
This post really isn’t about the beginning of a blog, I just wanted to point out the fact that the early stages really can be quite enjoyable. I wanted to create this post to get input on and to discuss how the views of long time book bloggers change over time. Has it remained fun for you throughout your time as a blogger, or do you feel like blogging has become more of a habit?
I feel like the question I asked above can really be answered in a lot of ways. As you blog more and more you start to see all the things you can do, be it different events or other fun things like that. Those are the types of things that I feel remain fun no matter how long you’ve been blogging. Some people might disagree, but I feel like those things are meant to bring a lot of fun to the world of book blogging.
On the other hand, when it comes to blogging becoming a habit I feel like this can happen to people without them even realizing it. Most of us started out doing this as a hobby, but over time there is really no way of stopping yourself from looking at your blog in a more professional manner unless you completely disregard a lot of the core aspects surrounding book blogging. When I talk about habit, I am referring to a person’s approach to blogging. If they take it somewhat seriously, most of the time people will create schedules and other means of organization to keep up with everything. While most people would acknowledge the use of schedules I still feel as though there is an underlying habit that forms which really drives people to complete the same routines.
Personally, I don’t think the habit has anything to do with keeping a schedule. I feel like the habit comes from us wanting to maintain the control and order that we all had over our blogs at the start. Once you get to a certain point, I feel like you start to lose that control and order over the blog and that is where a lot of the habits form. Once these habits form, it can be quite irritating when you find yourself losing control again, or just simply not having the time to do anything.
I’ve seen a lot of long time bloggers quit recently, and many of them say that the fun they continued to have revolved around reading, friends and events. But beyond that, it seems as time goes on a lot of the aspects of blogging becomes a lot less fun than they were when we all started. As more and more book blogs are being created, there is a lot less room for creativity, and it also spawns a lot more drama within the community. As some things remain fun, and others become habit I feel like a lot more bloggers are going to start questioning if the time and effort they put into their blog is worth it.
So to restate my question to you all, how would you say your views of blogging have changed over time? If you are fairly new to blogging, I hope you will be able to gain some insight from this post and the comments left by other bloggers. This has just been something that has been on my mind a lot lately, we all have something that is making book blogging enjoyable but I also feel like a lot of it can become habit over time, and really not be all that enjoyable.. Yet we keep on, because of the things we do continue to enjoy. I would greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts on this, especially if you have been blogging for a good amount of time.