Today is my first day trying out another meme. This one is hosted at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. I’ll be honest in that I don’t really know how long I’ll be sticking with this – there are some super fun sounding questions coming up though, and I couldn’t resist. If you’d like more information on the Hop, check out this link.

What is your favorite part of blogging?

The part where I actually talk about the books. You see, in my life, I know exactly one person that reads frequently: my mother. However, she usually reads very different books than I do. (I can loan her some of my old mystery novels and she did, very briefly borrow a couple of fantasy books before I think she got scared off of them for good.) She also doesn’t get as … involved with her books as I do with mine. I can talk about a book or character I love or hate and get very passionate. She doesn’t. I’m not even sure she’s ever really hated a book. So, for me, discovering a whole community of bloggers that are as obsessed with books as I am was just about the coolest thing ever.

Is there a least favorite part of blogging?

For me, there is. You see, I am a major introvert with some anxiety issues. As much as I love blogging and the community – seriously, you guys are the best! – I struggle so much trying to comment. It’s bad enough on other people’s blogs, but when I get e-mail telling me I have a comment on my blog, I get all jittery and nervous and push replying off for weeks, (besides, comment exhausts me) then I feel guilty because I didn’t reply when I should have and I feel like I have to now, but I’ve got a dozen comments to respond to and – it’s just not pretty. (Strangely, once I actually convince myself to reply to the comments, it’s not half as bad as I expect it to be.) That’s not to say I don’t love comments: I do. Comments make me feel like people are actually reading my posts which is the awesomest feeling. But when I get swept under by other things, (responsibilities or just taking time to unwind) replying to comments is the first thing to suffer and I kind of hate that. To everyone waiting for me to reply to comments: sorry! (lol I’m terrible at this.)

What are your favorite/least favorite parts of blogging?

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2 thoughts on “BBH: Favorite & Least Fav Parts of Blogging

  1. This is relatable. I don’t have anybody in my life who likes to read, so the blogosphere is an outlet for my bookish obsessions. I was also terrified of commenting when I first started blogging. Now that I’ve been doing it for over 4 years, it isn’t as scary.

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    1. Oh, I know! Getting to blog about books and talk to such wonderful people about them is great. But, still, I’m such an introvert that sometimes I go all ‘don’t talk to me’ and want to literally hibernate away from EVERYONE. (But the blogging community is so great and everyone is soo nice that it ALWAYS feels like I worry over nothing.)

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