Fae Friday – Why I Started Blogging

Happy #FaeFriday everyone! Typing this up on a Thursday, and I spent a few hours working on my thesis today. I feel like I did five hours of research only to write down three sentences… Luckily Fae Friday doesn’t demand research lol.

Fae Friday is hosted by Kristy @ Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! All you gotta do is link back to her page and have fun with the prompt! Don’t forget to use #FaeFriday on your socials, so we can all find each other’s posts! Here is this week’s prompt:blogging

“It’s #FaeFriday and it’s time to talk about ourselves! That is why this week’s prompt is: Why do you blog?”

I wish I could tell you a whole story about why I started blogging and be all inspirational, but honestly, my reasons for blogging are super simple.

I started blogging because…

… Bookstagram didn’t give me the space to ramble about books the way I wanted to. That is literally the biggest reason why I started this blog. My bookstagram was founded in September 2017, after I received my Billy bookcases and started to become more interested in book photography. I talked about books on there, and I still do, but definitely not in the same way that I do on here. I wanted a space where I could go deeper into my thoughts about certain books, and that later evolved into writing all kinds of bookish posts! It actually didn’t take long to establish my blog. I immediately went self-hosted, because I liked the possibilities that came with it, and I found a good plan that was pretty affordable.

I still blog because…

Because it’s fun! I genuinely enjoy drafting posts, and finding new topics to talk about. I love doing all kinds of bookish posts, but reviews are definitely my favorite things to write. It’s especially great when readers reply that they want to read a book you talked about. Even though that’s also mildly terrifying… (what if they read it and they hated it and it’ll be my fault?!?!) I love being engaged in the book blogging community as well. Many people I follow have super diverse reading tastes, and I always find books in their posts that sound interesting to me. The book blogging community really is a kind of unique world of its own, and I love being and staying part of it!

And that’s it! I told you my reasons for starting this blog are very simple, lol. That said, I love being part of the book blogging world, and I’m not planning on going anytime soon!

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  1. March 26, 2021 / 6:35 pm

    I feel the same way about the book blogging community. Despite other platforms having more people I never get the same exposure to diverse books the way I do with blogs, it definitely widen my reading tastes. I also love getting all detailed in my reviews, it’s really interesting to see if people resonate with your thoughts, disagree with you, or see something entirely different!

    • simonevanheijst
      March 26, 2021 / 7:41 pm

      Exactly! I love Bookstagram, but it’s a lot of the same. Here I can find out about less well-known books, and branch out! I love reading detailed reviews for exactly the reason you mentioned. It’s fun to see how someone else feels about the same book!

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