A Book Blogger is Born: What made you decide to start your very own book blog?
That is an easy one. I had just gone to the RT Giant Book Fair in Columbus, Ohio back in 2010, and once I got home I realized I didn’t have any place to really show off my stuff. I also started to think about how I didn’t have anyone to talk to about all the awesome books I had been reading. So, A Book Obsession.. was born. Although at the time it was called One Book at a Time. Shortly after starting the blog, I realized that someone else was already using that name, so I quickly changed it, and here we are today. I just love the blogging community, and I have made so many friends and readers that I love to share my love of books with. I can’t imagine how I ever got along without this blog!
On a slightly side note, I’ve heard of some people starting their blogs because of being able to review books early from the publishers, etc. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but when I started I had no idea that was even possible, let alone something I could do. Although I would really caution new bloggers, that getting “free” books isn’t really the best reason to start a blog. Those books aren’t really free due to all the work that is involved with building and maintaining a book blog. Those reviews take time, and it isn’t always easy. Sometimes writing a post is like pulling teeth. So I just think it really helps to have other motivators to keep you moving and happy with your blog. You don’t want it to become chore, and it can be so easy for that to happen.