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Q: What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?
A: It seemed that all of a sudden, all of my online friends were starting their own blogs. I knew that I didn't have the dedication to run my own blog. I am not at a place in my life where I can spend the time that needs to be spent to have a successful blog. However, I read a lot of books, and I love writing reviews and discussing the books I read with other people who enjoy the same genres as me.
I always enjoyed writing reviews on sites such as GoodReads, and lucky for me, my co-blogger Cat was one of my GoodReads friends. One day, she asked me if I would consider working on her blog with her. Of course, I jumped at the chance! It's great to have more than one blogger. There is always someone to bounce ideas off of, someone to pick up the slack if you're having a bad week, someone to share publishing contacts with, and another person that might catch all of the book news or tours that you might miss. It's also nice to expand our blog coverage - for example, although Cat and I read in the same genres, there are a lot of books that she reads that I don't and vice versa. Blogging with a friend made this a very do-able adventure for me!
Why did you start blogging? We'd love to hear your story!