Why did got you begin on your blogging adventure? Tell the who, what, when, where and why! How many blogs do you maintain? How often do you write on your blog and how much time do you spending reading other blogs? Do you feel a compulsion to share your blogging experience with the people in your life? Have you made real connections via your blogging? And, last, but NEVER least… ARE YOU ADDICTED?
I've been blogging on various sites for a few years now but I started blogging on Blogger for two reasons. 1) I couldn't post photos on my Yahoo Movies reviews and 2) I wanted a sort of interactive experience where I could watch videos, listen to music, and visit links that have to do with the movies... and then I decided to add book reviews too. Now I had never done a book review before and had just started keeping up with what I read but I had been in a few online book groups for a couple of years by then so I at least knew how to talk about why I liked something. So my "reviews" (if you can call them that, I try to avoid it) are a little different from what you would normally find and they can be a pain to put together... but it's still fun for me or I wouldn't be doing it.
I have three blogs here on Blogger that I post frequently on. I started off with my Ladytink's Neverland Blog (originally titled Ladytink's Happy Place lol) with a post about Disney's Wuzzles and almost immediately started receiving comments. I had never had comments from strangers before on any of my previous blogs like on MySpace or Xanga. I went to school with or was related to all of those commenters but here was something completely new to me. So then, I started my main (and personal favorite blog) The Movieholic & Bibliophile's Blog (originally entitled The Movieholic, Bibliophile, & Music Junkie's Blog). My first two posts there were about Hill House (the original and the 1999 one) and my first book post was for Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros. My third blog is this one and it's my personal blog that I post everything that isn’t a book or movie review like meme’s, challenges, what I’m doing one weekend, photos of my bookshelves, etc.
The first month I decided to start blogging, I only posted a couple of times but then the next month, on both blogs I did more posts than I have ever done in a month before or since! Every once in awhile I’ll slack off but now I write on my Movieholic blog every two days (trying to get caught up on my reviews since I’m literally, months behind) and I try to make sure I get a post up on Neverland once a week (or weekend) although I seem to do more there during the holiday season… (which is when I get the most invites to other blogs that I have to regretfully turn down because I know I can’t keep up with four or more blogs).
Having recently discovered that they key to getting more readers on my blogs is to comment on other people’s, I opened up a Google Reader account and added to my list of blogs I visit. I only visit ones I find interesting though! Since I opened up a GR, I have managed to accumulate…. Wow! Nearly 130 blogs! Not all of them are reader blogs though. Some are for animation, some are about movies, some are only holiday blogs or music blogs, and some are just funny picture etc. blogs, but I have noticed a dramatic increase in my readers!
Am I addicted to blogging? Hmm… that’s a difficult question. I love to blog about what I read and watch, I love to share these things with other people, and I love being able to go back and instead of having to search my mind about what a book was about I can just visit my blog and not only remember what it’s about via the pictures I post but also what I thought about it. So am I addicted to blogging? Kind of… Am I addicted to comments? You betcha!
Ladytink's Neverland- Blogging Since June 17, 2007
The Movieholic & Bibliophile's Blog- Blogging Since June 22, 2007
Up Close & Personal With LadyTink- Blogging Since Novemeber 21, 2007