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What do you think your blog says about you?
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Good things, I would hope. Haha, bad joke – sorry. Wow, okay, this is somewhat of an odd question because I’ve also been considering it a lot lately in terms of what I want my blog to be focused around and what type of messages I want to get out there. This blog is still very new, I’m still getting familiar with the whole blogging game, and, with life getting in the way, I have had a few set backs in trying to get things up and running. In a sense, I don’t even know what direction I want my blog to ‘officially take’, which says quite a bit about other elements of my life as well.
At this moment in time and with the history of the blog so far, I think it’s fair to say that it shows I read quite a lot, and I have a tendency to be able to write quite a lot. I think it probably is a good indication of the fact that I love to read, but, when it comes to writing and rambling, I don’t do that on purpose. I used to write 30k word media essays which drove my lecturers mad when they had to mark them, but that’s just how I am. I write too much and find it tough to just simplify my answers, which I think must be quite annoying for people to read on a blog. I don’t know if I’m quite fit to be a blogger with how much I ramble on (note the song reference) but I’m still here and I’m still trying.
As for what I’ve been posting as of late, I’m sure that my blog says that my life is currently a state. A complete mess. Throughout the various posts, weekly Book Blogger Hop answers, and everything in between, my blog pretty much just says how I’ve been in hospital and how sick and tired I truly am of having blood tests done (well and truly sick and tired, honestly.) Along with that, there is the positive fact that it says I’m getting a puppy soon! 2 weeks, I can’t wait.
But, in all honesty, I have no clue what my blog says about me, and I think that’s partially due to the fact that I’m still trying to figure out who I am as well. I initially started the blog because I wanted a platform where I could share my thoughts and book reviews and combine my love of writing with my love of reading, so that’s where the thought originated from. However, I’m a media graduate, as I’ve mentioned previously, and I’m a huge fan of the entertainment industry so I’m considering going onto expanding this blog to explore video games and films/television shows as well. However, I’m not sure if I’d be able to make the transition without making too much of a big change – and I don’t want people to feel like the blog would be moving away from books, because it would just be including different types of media as well.
I know it’s a personal blog and I can do with it what I please, but I still feel like I’m somewhat walking on thin ice because I don’t have that much blogging experience as of yet and I don’t want to uproot and potentially ruin everything.
I’m not sure what exactly that says about me. Probably just indicates that I’m incredibly indecisive and unsure of what I’m doing – which is completely true. Though, I hope there are elements of my blog that show my passion for literature, writing, and the overall media industry (even though I’ve only mentioned things like video games in passing.)
Honestly, I think my blog is pretty cryptic because, whilst some readers will know the hassle I had with having to be in hospital and then move to the other side of the planet, I haven’t really provided much detail. Again, that’s down to the fact that I’m not yet comfortable enough with seeing the blog as my “safe space” where I can post whatever I want, whenever I want, about whatever I want. Hopefully, I’ll get there soon enough.
So, conflicted and confusing answer this week, despite the question being brilliant.
What about you? Do you think that your blog says anything specific about who you are? Do you have a certain focus, or do you use it as a platform for whatever you feel like? Any advice or tips you can give me?