Love her, love that idea! As I said earlier this week, I'm trying to work on maintaining a positive attitude. This was DEFINITELY not always the case...as proven by the following chat convo that took place about a month before I started this blog:
me: oh my gosh
ok i have done further research and these people are intense
aka the book bloggers
you don't think you're intense enough?
me: and they are highly competitive and like to post things that are like "Things you should NEVER do on your book blog"
and i am like "you are exhausting me and i didn't even start yet"
so i am not so sure i want to sully my favorite hobby with that nonsense
husband: do what you enjoy
i just want to read my books and be left alone
husband: i know this about you
that's not how the world works though
me: yeahhhhhhhhhhh unfortch
just looks like a big commitment to get into
husband: don't psyche yourself out before you even try
husband: you have nothing to lose, and you just might enjoy it
this morning you sounded excited
YOU GUYS SCARED THE CRAP OUTTA ME! Look! I almost didn't start a blog! Well, heck, thank goodness I listened to the man and mustered up some excitement, because you immediately proved me wrong.
I mean, it can be exhausting to do this and lose sight of the fact that it is SUPPOSED TO BE A FUN HOBBY. I can get a little too focused on my unimpressive follower count. And jealous of ARCs. And
But from the moment I started blogging, I have been overwhelmed by the amount of book bloggers who have been welcoming, noncompetitive, hilarious and all-around mood-brightening. And I just wanted to make sure I said thank you for that. As soon as I start getting swept away in that negativity, my new book-lovin' friends pull me back up again. I'd have started blogging much earlier if I'd known it could be so fun.
Bloggers who are even newer than me: Give a shout-out in the comments! I'm thankful, too, that you've had the guts to put yourself out there and join in this crazy, dysfunctional blogging community/family and would love to extend a warm welcome.
Thanks and much love!