Why Do You Blog – Let’s Talk Bookish

Good afternoon everyone. Welcome back! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by me and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

Today’s topic is: Why Do You Blog?

Is it wrong that I’m not very interested in answering my own topic?

I mean, it’s a good question, and I’m curious to see the answers but I also don’t feel all that inclined to actually talk about it myself. Partly because I don’t have much of an answer, and partly because I’m not really sure. Or maybe I am sure. I’m very undecided today.

Let’s see what rambling will bring.

Why do I blog?

I blog because it makes me happy at times. Sometimes I want to delete my blog and just disappear. Sometimes I wonder why I even started. But most of the time, I genuinely love writing posts, anticipating the output and seeing how people will react to what I have to say.

I blog because it gives me something that’s mine. Something that’s a hobby, that I chose to do and start. I blog because it’s something that I have to maintain.

Unlike most of my other short-lived hobbies, blogging requires that I keep posting and keep interacting to see a result. If I don’t, people move on.

Even baking doesn’t keep me accountable like blogging does. I don’t have something that I get out of baking besides a few extra pounds and momentary satisfaction that I made an amazing treat. There’s not that much really to motivate me to do better with it. I guess I just love food enough that I’m motivated to continue.

With blogging though, I need to keep posting and keep interacting to get any response, and that gives me motivation. There does come times though when I wonder why I do it. If it’s worth it.

Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books published a post a few days ago where she talked about her blogging insecurities. It was a weird coincidence that the very night before, I’d been thinking about what would happen if I just stopped blogging because I felt that maybe me and my content were not good enough.

At the moment, I don’t feel that way. I think what I post is good. Maybe it could be better, but it’s true to myself and my personality. And I like that I can be myself and write about all these things and know that some people out there will find it funny, or serious, or interesting at the very least. And I love that I can have conversations, share opinions, see things from a different light, and just in general, talk to people.

I guess that’s really what it is. I blog because I get a chance to ramble into the void, and I know that people will share what they think. Or not, because what do you say when someone writes a weirdly rambly post that doesn’t even make much sense?

It’s been a day. I am so ready for the weekend.

This Week’s Participants:

Dani @ Literary Lion | Evelyn @ Evelyn Reads | Raji @ Words Unlike Our Own

M.T. Wilson @ The Last Book on the Left | Lotus @ Pages of Starlight

Dini @ Dini Panda Reads | Ruqs @ Many Things (Not Just) Bookish

Millay @ Millay’s Musings | Jillian @ Jillian the Bookish Butterfly

Ruby @ Ruby Reads and Reviews | Siena @ Booksophobia

Michaela @ Journey Into Books

How has your week been? I’ve been trying to write, but it’s like I’ve forgotten how to do so between yesterday and today. I also don’t feel like reading much. I just don’t want to do anything really. How do you deal with feeling so meh? Do you have any exciting short story suggestions that I could try? Why do you blog? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

15 thoughts on “Why Do You Blog – Let’s Talk Bookish

  1. I’ve noticed that it’s when I lose sight of why I blog that it starts to become a struggle to keep doing it. That’s why I love this kind of posts. It also reminds me that I’m not alone. I specially relate to blogging because it’s something that is yours. I love it that we have these personalized corners of the internet where we pour our thoughts and invite others in♥

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  2. I also blog because it gives me a chance to ramble! I often think about how someday I probably have to give up this hobby, that I can’t keep it up forever surely, can I? But I would miss the community and the conversations I get to have so much. Some days lack motivation more than others.

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  3. I blog because this is the platform that gives me the freedom to be as creative as I want with my book reviews and book lists. Also I know people who subscribe to my blog are actual genuine readers who are taking the time out to read my posts, as opposed to other socials like Instagram where there can be a mad rush for likes, follows and shares. Plus I can call the shots and not be dependent on an ever changing algorithm 🙂

    P.S. I love reading your blogs, and I hope you keep writing.

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  4. I blog because it makes me happy and gives me the chance to connect with other bookworms. Many of my IRL friends read, but I’ve only discovered truly avid readers when I joined the blogosphere. (Reading is not a competition, so there is no judgement here! My IRL friends have other interests and hobbies, which is completely valid. But it’s nice to find a community of readers like myself, if that makes sense.) I understand feeling insecure about your blog, but I personally your blog (and content) is really great. 😀

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  5. I completely understand finding it hard to find motivation sometimes. There are definitely times where I’ve thought about deleting my blog actually but I just can’t bring myself to do it? There’s just something about the blogging community (especially for books). And even though I could read other blogs without having my own I just think it’s so nice to be able to have these conversations with people!

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  6. Sometimes it is a bit harder to find the motivaion to write something! But as long as it makes me happy I will continue blogging 🙂

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  7. I completely understand feeling so “meh”! Since the third lockdown in the U.K. I’ve been finding things really demotivating and something like studying which I used to easily do so much harder to force myself into doing. Don’t worry, these are phases and hopefully will get better 🙂 sometimes you just have to change things up a little to get out of them

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  8. I blog because as a retiree I finally have the time to share my experiences and stories in a concrete way. I like seeing people I don’t know (and from far away places!) getting a kick out of my writing. I also want my children and future generations to have some of these special memories saved.

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