I'm trying to think of one deep, meaningful sentence that can sum up what blogging means to me but I can't think of anything to say that is profound or earth-shattering. It's not because blogging doesn't mean anything to me, just that it's something that permeates so many different parts of my life that one sentence doesn't sum it up. So here's a few reasons why I love blogging:
I'm part of a like-minded community
My life revolves around two little people who can't read yet. And while I love reading to them, there isn't much conversation that follows "Count With Dora." Blogging opens up a world to me where I can discuss books with other readers who love books as much as I do. That's just not something that exists in my daily life.
I get to write
My undergrad degree was all about writing - 30 page research paper? No problem. Four 30 page research papers? Bring it on. My graduate degree was much more writing intensive. Though the papers were much shorter, the writing was much more creative and that's where I fell in love with writing. I may not have followed a career path where I can write, but blogging allows me these moments of creativity.
I'm part of something bigger
Books comprise this massive world of writers, editors, publishers, readers, lovers, haters….and me! I wouldn't trade my job as a stay at home mom for the world but if I had a dream job, it would be in the publishing industry. And now I'm a part of it. I get to help get the word out about books and authors, I get to assist the reading habits of others. I get to interact with authors and tell them how much their books mean to me. If you told the little girl who used to go into the bathroom after lights out time, lock the door, and sit on the side of the tub just so she could keep reading that she'd be doing this one day, she'd tell you you're crazy.
What does blogging mean to you?