Loved What I Read Here Today

In case you haven’t seen Andi’s post, go read it.
She is piggy-backing on a post she wrote awhile ago here.
And I love what she’s saying. Because I felt this way myself before I took my Lenten Respite. There are so many ways that one can feel pressured as a blogger. Pressure which as I’ve referred to “turns one’s joy into a job”. Ain’t no body got no time for that!
What do we want as book bloggers? To read. To share literature. To build bonds of friendship over our common passions.
What we don’t want, most of us, is to focus on stats. Feel pressure from publishers, authors, or agents.
Andi says it better than I. But, I’ll long be smiling over her tagline: “Reading whatever I want, whenever I want…” Because it is our voice that needs to be heard in our blogs. No one else’s.
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12 thoughts on “Loved What I Read Here Today

  1. I loved Andi's post too. I have yet to write a comment because all I can think to say is: “yes, exactly”. I have also been rereading her previous post on the subject, thanks to your recommendation.

  2. Thanks for passing this along, Bellezza! As I found myself sitting and gripped by NOTHING TO SAY yesterday I realized what I really wanted to say and what had been holding me back. Oy!

  3. Andi's post rocked. ROCKED. I've been lazily crafting a post for a while now about how annoyed I've been with my own blogging and the pressures, etc. I want to read a wide variety of books, and not read specifically because of a readership which includes publicists, authors, etc. I just want to have fun, interact with others who enjoy reading, and I want to celebrate that. I don't like pressure, and if I want that, I can just stick to my real day job, where there is plenty of it. Blogging and reading are supposed to be my hobby, for cryin' out loud.

  4. “To read. To share literature. To build bonds of friendship over our common passions.”

    THIS is truly what it's all about for me and what blogging has brought to my life.

    Stats Schmatz

  5. Ditto!

    The only pressure I have is self-inflicted. I want more time to visit all of my favorite bloggers and read all of their posts. It's getting more and more difficult and I wonder how some of these bloggers manage to “do it all.” I need to retire.

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