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I have not been blogging long enough to have a lot to say on this topic so I think I will keep it short and sweet. First of all, I want to say that the book blogging community is a haven of peace and overall loveliness for me and I’m enjoying blogging so much because everyone is so nice! I’m not sure that all communities on the internet are so kind and open, so that’s really something that needs to be celebrated.
On a personal aspect, I really enjoy blogging because it keeps me busy and it’s a nice hobby that allows me to express my love and passion for books. It’s a positive activity to do after work or at the weekends to unwind, but still stimulate my brain (I’m not very good at doing nothing, I’m afraid). But I have to say that I don’t really try to make my blog a big thing at all, which means I rarely look at my stats. I post what makes me happy, share it on Twitter, sometimes Instagram, and I like and comment other bloggers’ articles because I enjoy their content, and that’s it.
The reason why I decided to not focus on numbers is because I don’t want to feel a certain pressure to post a specific kind of content at a specific rate. As I explained in this article, reading is a pleasure and I don’t want to feel like I have to read a certain title or a certain number of books so that people keep being interested in my blog. I don’t want it to be a professional thing, just somewhere where I can be myself and talk about all the things I like. Obviously, it’s not a criticism of bloggers who do that because everyone has a different perspective on their content, I think.