Blogging has let me flourish, and has let me learn who I really am. From a unconfident twelve year old, who cared too much about other people and too less about myself, to now- I think blogging is the thing that transformed me.
All throughout my life, there has only been a handful of people I’ve met who have shared my love for reading and writing. Having a book blog has allowed me to connect with so many others: gushing about the latest YA release, or discussing a certain topic prevalent in young adult novels. There are countless numbers of people who have the same passions as me, giving me the knowledge that I’m not just the ‘geeky’ girl that likes reading.
After seeing a link of a book blog that Cathy Cassidy had posted, I realised how I could have one of these ‘book blogs’- opening up a whole new world. Having my little corner of the internet to showcase my own opinions, and the fact that people enjoy reviews I write, has given me so much confidence.
Blogging has guided me into loving myself, and loving what I do. I felt like I wasn’t just someone that blended into the background: I wanted to shout from the rooftops that I adored blogging, reading and writing- no one was never going to change that.
Since I can remember, I’ve always loved books. To think back to a couple of years ago, I would never have imagined that I would be what I’m doing today. I still can’t believe the fact that I can have proof copies to read and review, and am astounded that I went to Walker Books back in October.
Having my own book blog is just perfect to me. It’s everything I’ve always wanted to happen: that people read my words. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Georgia blogs at: www.teenbookhoots.co.uk
Georgia tweets at: @TeenBookHoots