In August, Kelly wrote a post about things that make her happy. Because I think we tend to focus too much on negative happenings in the blogosphere, I want to take a moment to celebrate some POSITIVE aspects of blogging.
Top Off Tuesday comments
Seriously. As much as I love searching for Top Off Tuesday covers, reading (and responding to) your comments is THE BEST THING EVER. I sit there and cackle at my computer. Your comments are hilarious and make MY Tuesday brighter.
The connections and friendships I’ve formed through blogging
When I have a bad day, you all are there to commiserate with me and cheer me up. When I have a good day, you are there to celebrate with me. There is such a strong support from this community AND THAT MAKES ME HAPPY.
Well, you knew this had to be said. Kelly is my partner in
crime blogging and reading. We create challenges. We co-organize Bout of Books. Frankly, Kelly keeps me SANE. She gets me, supports me, listens to me rant and whine and complain (then helps me come back to reality and move on), and she motivates me to keep going. Also, we make each other laugh. I LOVE YOU, KELLY!
Knowing I’m not alone
Growing up, I was considered weird for reading as much as I did. But now I know that I am not alone. There are other people who are as crazy as I am (and in some cases, crazier, WHICH IS AWESOME, TOO) about books. There is something comforting in discovering that what made you “weird” is actually pretty normal for other people. Book blogging has made me proud to be a reader, not something I felt like I have to hide.
There is no way I can talk about what makes me happy about blogging and not mention books. I mean, I have always loved books. But blogging has opened up a WHOLE NEW BOOK WORLD for me. There are so many books that I never would have found or wanted to read if it weren’t for blogging. I think I appreciate and love books more than I ever have now that I’m blogging and connecting with fellow book lovers.
What aspects of blogging make YOU happy?