Thursday, April 24, 2014
Staying Interesting When Time Marches On
It will be four years in September that I created GReads! When I first embarked on this adventure, I had little idea about the book blogging community. I saw an outlet to discuss books with other people and thought, hey let's do that! And so this adventure turned into one of the best experiences of my life. But lately I've felt a shift when it comes to me and my blog. And I start to ask myself, is GReads still interesting??! I feel proud of this blog and the little piece of the internet that I have created. My mission since day one was to get the word out on what I read and hopefully entice someone else to pick up a book and read it, too. On the slow days, which seem to be occurring more often, I can't help but wonder... are my thoughts still interesting?
I am not worried about numbers, but it's nice to have a feeling of validity that you are reaching someone -- even if that someone is just one person. As I become a teacher, I am constantly being told that I will not reach every student that crosses through my door. But if I can impact just one student, then I've done my job. I guess I feel the same regard when it comes to this book blog. On those slow days (or weeks), it's nice to know your words, your thoughts, impacted someone however little or big that may be.
For the bloggers that have been around a few years, do you ever feel like this? To all bloggers, how do you keep things interesting on your blog?