This week is the annual BookExpo America in New York City. I’m thrilled to be taking part in Armchair BEA which is a virtual conference for book bloggers who can’t attend the actual event.
I’ve had a lot of fun over the past few days. I’ve visited hundreds of blogs and learned a lot about the world of blogging.
My favourite thing about Armchair BEA is that I’ve been exposed to so many different blogs and I’ve learned that there’s no right or wrong way to blog. Some are run by multiple people, others only by one. There are blogs whose content revolves more about bookish ideas and concepts rather than reviews. There’s so much variety in what is a fairly specified field.
I think the number one thing that I’ve learned is that it doesn’t matter how you blog as long as you’re having fun. If you’re not enjoying what you’re doing then you shouldn’t be doing it. Blogging for most people isn’t a huge revenue stream and since most of us are doing in their our spare time then we should be enjoying ourselves whilst doing it.
I have a blast writing my reviews and other posts. I really enjoy going onto twitter and chatting to people I’ve never met and are never likely to but having amazing conversations regarding literature and authors.
I feel like this week has confirmed to me that the questions of whether of not my blog is worthwhile or not isn’t about the number of page views I get or comments I receive – although comments are always appreciated – it’s about me and whether or not I feel it’s worthwhile my time and effort. And it is. whY.A.not? may never be the biggest or most popular blog but as long as I’m having a great time working on it I will consider it to be a success.
And now for my question:
What do you consider to be the most important thing a newbie blogger should know when they’re just starting out?