Friday, November 20, 2015

Blogging, Social Media, and More

My Thoughts
I am just sitting here thinking about blogging and I decided to write my thoughts down. Blogging has become an awesome part of my life. I have made connections with some bloggers and I have become friends with some. I love sharing thoughts and books with other bloggers because I love the excitement that they show. When I talk about books to someone in real life, sometimes they just disregard me. They just don't get it! I get consumed by books that are good. I need to share my thoughts and my feelings. I need to share my tears and my joy. I need to share my love/hate relationship with the author. And you know who the best people to share those thoughts with are? They usually are bloggers or other readers. They understand me just like I understand them. The one blogger I love talking to is Jae @abookishbluebird. I love following her blog and I love talking to her. She gets me when we talk about books! I love meeting new bloggers or readers so shoot me a message on Facebook, Twitter, or send me an email. I think it is so fun to communicate with people all around the world that share the same love for reading. Also, leave a comment because I love discovering new blogs to follow.

In regards to blogging, I have recently been thinking about something that might not seem important to many people but it is important to me. I love sharing my reviews and posts on social media. Since we are a small blog we don't get to many retweets, favorites, shares, comments, likes or things like that. But when someone does do that I get so excited and happy. It makes my day! When a follower shares one of my posts on Facebook it gets me so happy. It just gets me so excited that people are reading or looking at things I write. So for me it is a huge deal. That is why whenever I can, I go and like, share, comment or do something like that for a blogger or author. In my head I am just thinking that I hope I made that person feel important. Because every blogger/author out there, no matter how big or small you are, YOU matter.

Now when an author likes, comments, or shares one of my posts? #Boom I collapse. That is a huge deal to me. It gets me so happy. Recently I just discovered a new to me author. She is Emma James. Commenting on her post allowed me to receive her book, A Little Faith. One comment did that. It created this connection that led me to read one of the most amazing book ever. That comment started everything. So we started talking for a little bit and I realized how important it is to authors as well. Authors love it when someone reads and shares their book to the world. It is important to them. What amazed me and made me so happy is that she read my review. She said that my review made her eyes tinkle! I was honored by that. People like her are the reason that I love blogging. It has become incredibly important to me. So yeah, one comment can change you. That is why it has become incredibly important to me.

Now, the Facebook groups that I join have recently become really important to me. I was just on Twitter but then I decided to expand to Facebook. It was one of the best things I have ever done. The blogging community there is huge. I used to just read everyones posts but I wouldn't comment too often in the group. That has changed now. I participate and it is one of the best things ever because these ladies are awesome. This particular Facebook group is for all things Jay McLean. She is one of my favorite authors and if you haven't read her books I highly recommend them. The people in this group are so incredible and beyond funny. I always find myself laughing. It is great! I am happy and honored to be a part of such an amazing group of reader family. #birdsofafeathercoasttogether

Booking Out Besties is a group on Facebook that was just created. Like literally just today. It is already great. I am meeting some new people and it's exciting. This is where all of you can share book, blogger, and author love. It is amazing. So is you need someone to talk books about this is the group to join. Click here to join.

I think that is all for now. I just want to say thank you to anyone who has ever read my posts, commented, shared, and all the likes. It means the world to me. Now spread the love, because sometimes your likes can mean so much more than you think.

1 comment :

  1. Tanya, you're amazing. Keep on keeping on! I know the feeling of excitement when someone likes or comments on your posts, especially reviews! I love all the authors who I have connected with. It's an amazing community and I am so so happy to be a part of it! <3


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