Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the bloggers over at the Broke and the Bookish. Book bloggers from all around create lists based on the chosen topics, and post links to the host blog to share our love of books.
This was last weeks TTT, but I missed it and decided that I would do it this week! I think I’ve been doing pretty well at admitting myself to you guys, but I figured I’d try and compile a list:
- Reading books is a lot harder than I thought it would be
When I thought of the blogging scene, I thought: “This is going to be easy! I love to read, I should have no problem filling my quota”. Man, was I wrong. I found making time was a lot easier than actually blogging about it. I find it difficult to justify whether I should be reading a book for the sake of blogging about it, or reading because I want to read the book.
- Maintaining a blog regularly is tiresome
Perhaps you’ve already figured this part out, but I know that even after blogging through different pseudonyms that it is still REALLY difficult to do. There’s always something new coming out, becoming available and it’s a matter of weeding through the widgets and programs that are worth your while and which ones aren’t.
- There’s a time and a place for everything
I found that this particular blog is not for venting. Although I’ve never gotten into a disagreement with anybody for my personal beliefs or what I choose to read/write about, I do know that there are bloggers out there that are very verbal about what people choose to read/write about. It’s a touchy subject to some. I personally believe that if we all read or wrote about the same things, we wouldn’t be as diverse as we are. We’d be a bunch of “sheeple”.
- Finding a muse
Reading is easy, but blogging, like legitimately blogging about something you want to talk about that other people can relate to, is difficult. I follow many bloggers and admire how they seem to find an inspiration to write about something that seems to gain so many replies. I’m lucky if I can get 6 replies on a single topic. It’s tough.
- My theory is, “If I want to read it, the kids will want to too”
This is a terrible theory, I don’t know why I do it. It’s also not 100% true. A lot of books I’ve read, I have thought of purchasing, but there are also others that I’ve purchased, which are WAY out of my comfort zone. I try very hard to make sure my preferences don’t get in the way of ensuring my library has a well-rounded collection of diverse topics. One thing a co-worker once told me, something he struggled with, was finding books written by people of color. Whether this went as far as written by with characters of, I don’t know, what I do know is that this is something I have been trying to take into consideration. Obviously, when he was in junior high and high school there were fewer colored authors out there than there are today. This wasn’t very long ago, but I know there are many more today and it’s just a matter of going through the lists and finding the right books.
I have nothing else to add to my list but this was all supplementary until I can start adding some of my own content. What are some things you need to confess?