Book Blogging Is Not Just A Stepping Stone! And Neither Is It A Half-Baked Identity

So this is going to be one tough topic to talk about. But I think it’s time to set one thing clear for people who are misled in this community. And that thing is…

A Blogger =/= An Author Wannabe

This is a thing that causes me great anguish at times. We are going to be talking about our identity as bloggers, and while this might not concern the ones among you whoΒ actually are gearing up to become writers (go you!!), this is incredibly relevant to people like me, who are just blogging… To blog. That’s all. We blog cause we like it, and we like reading. Blogging is not something we are aiming to graduate from.

And you know what? I don’t want my identity to be mistakenly called something “half-baked”. I don’t want to be constantly asked “what will I write when I grow up”. I just want to blog! You know..? And be taken at face value, maybe..?

So let’s look at why this misconception arises in the first place:

  1. It is fact that quite a lot of book bloggers are either writers, or are gearing up to be writers. Or might just be dreaming to one day write a book.
  2. Book blogging is definitely more writer-y than just being a bookworm. I mean, there is regular writing involved!

And that’s absolutely fine!!!


But let’s get something straight here.

Book blogging. IS NOT. A stepping stone to writing. It’s not “a lesser writing”!

And people need to stop assuming that if I’m book blogging, one day I will write a book. Or that my book blog has no meaning, if in the end it will not turn out a book.

It’s also not alright to say “don’t worry, you just need to try to write a story!” It’s so horribly annoying when people assume that I secretly really want to write a story, to become a part of some elite (???) that is the people who write books, or, worst of all… That I’m not complete my ‘merely’ being a blogger. That I want something more. That book blogging is merely a stepping stone to ‘becoming your true self’. And worse yet – that I need to be encouraged to do that, cause I clearly don’t trust my own ability. (As if I don’t write, you know, weekly. On my blog. Four times a week.)

Wouldn’t it be ridiculous if I went to the library and told each person who had a book in their hand, “hey! I see you like books! When will you write your own?”

Now that sounds totally ridiculous. Doesn’t it?

Yet why is this constantly said to book bloggers?Β We’re just readers! Who like discussing bookish things and stating their opinions! Some of us may secretly be hoping to publish. Some of us have or are publishing. But that is SO not the majority of us. The majority of us might actually be doing NaNo. But that still doesn’t mean that their only dream is to be published! Or that the rest of us who don’t don’t matter.

Embrace your #bookblogger identity! And let’s stop people assuming that we’re just unfinished writers in the process. We’re not! I am complete being ‘a mere book blogger’, thank you.

This post was inspired by Beth’s post at Reading Every Night about Why Book Bloggers Would make Good Writers, and Why They Wouldn’t. Thanks Beth!

Are you tired of being told you should be someone you’re not too? Share your woes! Share your opinion. Even if you ARE gearing up to be a writer, have you noticed this happening to other bloggers? Talk to me!

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

94 thoughts on “Book Blogging Is Not Just A Stepping Stone! And Neither Is It A Half-Baked Identity

  1. I AGREE!! I don’t know if i want to be an author but I definitely love writing so I BLOG! This is what I ENJOY DOING. If anybody asks me “what i want to write when I grow up”…well I still want to write blogposts. We aren’t “lesser” authors we are good “bloggers”. 2 ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS.

    1. I know right πŸ˜€ I also want to write blog posts when I grow up (although you know, I think it’s time to face the fact that when you’re 29 you’re probably not going to be any taller. Which, in my case, is not very tall xDDDDDD)
      Entirely different things! I agree!! So glad we understand this πŸ˜€

  2. I’m with you, Evelina, I do not dream of becoming an author one day. I’m very happy reading my books, reviewing them, and chatting about them and other things with other bloggers. And while I do know some bloggers who wish to write a book and publish it, I don’t think that’s the majority of the bloggers – at least not the ones I know.
    I did NaNo last year – to write my Master’s thesis πŸ˜€ It worked, too – it was so nice to have that ticker with the word count and all. But I don’t think I’ll ever do NaNo again. Hopefully, there will be no more thesis writing in my future. That was brutal!
    And I have a lot of admiration for authors, bloggers who want to become authors, and those who dream about writing. I just don’t want to do that myself. I’m happy with my little corner of the internet. The discussions, and all the new friends I make across the world. The new books I discover, and that I can read with glee. And that’s enough for me πŸ™‚
    Great post!!
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    1. I totally thought you’d understand me πŸ™‚ you just love reading so much! Reading and writing are kind of opposites (although it can occur at the same time in one person as a hobby! xD)

      I agree, I don’t think it’s the majority at all. Some bloggers blog because they’re starting out as writers. Some writers blog for the fun of it. But most bloggers are just like you and me πŸ˜€ we just like talking about books with other people who get us xD

      Oh cool, I either didn’t know or forgot you did NaNo πŸ™‚ but NaNo also doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily a writer! A lot of people do NaNo just to try themselves out, or for fun.

      I understand about the thesis πŸ˜€

      The discussions ARE the best! And thank you, thank you for reading, liking and sharing πŸ™‚ I really put my heart into this post πŸ˜€

  3. I have never had anyone ask me if I wanted to be a writer! I didn’t even know this was a thing:-) But I agree with you, blogging is completely different from writing a book, I don’t know how anyone would be confused about that. Unless you are a writer who is just trying to establish a platform online while you’re working on your craft, and you start a blog to talk about your journey.
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    1. Really? Wow! You’ve been lucky πŸ™‚ I’ve heard it quite a few times. It’s so annoying, trust me xD

      I think this often comes from people who have nothing to do with blogging though. Not even read a blog. Maybe like friends outside of blogging xD

      1. Stepping in here —

        I’ve not had this issue either – I didn’t even reveal I was a writer until nearly my 2nd or 3rd Year as a book blogger because I didn’t want anyone to confuse my motivations of why I blog. When I started blogging I wasn’t even thinking in regards to ‘online platforms’ or ‘what you do before you publish’. I truly became a book blogger not because I was aspiring towards being a writer when my Season to publish arrives but because I wanted to share my bookishly geeky reading life! πŸ™‚ I live in an area where libraries are beloved places but it’s rare to find someone who talks about the books their reading! It’s quite odd, really.

        Ergo, everything I wrote about being a book blogger initially when I set-up my blog still remains true – I am a social reader first and foremost. Even after I publish, the focus of my blog is still going to be about the stories I love to read – the professional side of my writing endeavours is not going to be in-line nor inclusive to the point of a takeover – as I’ll have a completely separate site for that part of my life with only a few sparse mentions here/there on my blog (ie. #JLASblog).

        Honestly – I’m unsure why this is an issue? I always take people for who they are and what they are passionate about doing with their lives. Blogging, tweeting, bookstagram – wherever and however they want to share their readerly joy is A-OK with me! I don’t ask if they are going to write/publish or if they just blog – I take them at ‘Hallo’ and hope to make a connection through our mutual interests – as readers and time travellers of literature.

        Hmm. Then again, nothing should surprise me lately… even though most things do.

        I’m sorry others are making you feel ‘less than’ you should feel – no one should do that…. they don’t have the right to make you feel this way. If they don’t understand your presence and focus, they are not meant to be in your life. (if per se they’re acquaintances, friends) If their random visitors / readers, this post will explain things quite well. Be true to you – never apologise for who you are or why you blog. Anymore than I never apologise for writing comprehensive book showcases rather than short book reviews. We all have our own voice and style in blogging (and/or online social presences).
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        1. Thank you for an amazing comment, Jorie πŸ™‚ true about the voice! I really don’t think I know anyone else who blogs quite like you πŸ™‚

          Yeah, I believe people usually say this because of ignorance. Or as a misguided compliment (and they don’t really realize it steps on a book blogger’s identity, whoops). Apparently, this has happened to other bloggers too – I find this in other people’s comments!

          Oh BTW, have you noticed that the sequel to the Breedling never came out? Have you heard anything about it?

          1. Hmm… I remember seeing this on the author’s website which talks about order the sequel but this only ships to USA.

            Ooh wait – I just went to her Author’s Page on Amazon!? The ebook & paperback copies are listed and available to order!! πŸ™‚

            I put this on my Wish List of stories to gather to read — I have a humble budget for blogging which is why I sympathise with you – in regards to not being able to purchase all the stories you want to be reading as they release. I didn’t realise libraries are not as easily viable elsewhere until a few years ago – when I participated in a #savelibraries campaign and learnt a LOT about libraries world-wide! πŸ™

            You might get to this one before I do! πŸ™‚

          2. Oh nooo… Well that’s too sad, maybe they didn’t have ARCs? Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be buying πŸ™‚ I did like the series, but considering I have a huge TBR ahead of me that I already own, I don’t think I’ll be buying another one…

  4. Omg yes. I am tired of people thinking I can or want to become a writer. Let me just talk about the books I love, FFS. I have never wanted to be a writer, or do I ever intend to (I’m a horrible storyteller, tbh). I just love to read, and love to review books, and I am good at the both, if I can be proud of anything in my life.
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    1. I know right! You’ve encountered that too then.. It’s so tiring! We just like being bloggers πŸ˜€

      I also feel like I’m a horrible storyteller. It’s not anything I want to do πŸ™‚ I don’t think I’d even enjoy it… So hearing about it constantly makes me feel all tight inside, as if I should be wanting something I don’t actually want? Not a good feeling.

      Yeah, I also just like reading, and love blogging as well πŸ™‚ I’m happy to be “just” a blogger πŸ™‚

  5. Ah ! i haven’t heard of that one yet! although im rather new so that don’t really tell anything, haha. But yes, good point ! Although I *did* wanted it when I was younger, I just came to blogging to express myself and gush about books with someone you know ! without needing to be all proffessionnal and everything .. I just wanna be me !
    very good post xx

    1. Trust me, it’s a good thing you haven’t heard that one πŸ˜€ actually, as Andreea pointed out in a comment above… it usually comes from people who know you read/blog but have never seen it. Generally, people who often have no connection to the bookish realm. Maybe it’s lack of knowledge? But it’s annoying xD
      Thank you, Kristina! <3

  6. Oh, how much I love this “Blogging is not something we are aiming to graduate from.”

    Funny enough, I was only asked about becoming a writer by people who know about my blog but do not read it. I am mainly using my blog as my own place to share my thoughts on books (and other things), but I do not intend or dream to publish a book.

    I know there are some bloggers that wish to become writers, but I am pretty sure even after that they will continue to blog.

    1. I’m glad you like it! I often feel like some people do think you “graduate” from blogging, or that it’s just a means. But I think for us bloggers, most of us, it’s definitely not like that πŸ™‚
      Spot on – by people who do not read it! Yeah, I’ve also often noted that these “assumers” are usually people who haven’t got a clue what my blog is, they just know it exists xD
      Yeah, there are plenty of bloggers who are also writers, or plan on being writers. But it’s definitely not universal… Some of us just like to blog πŸ™‚

  7. Well authors asked me when I would write my books way before I began blogging! I’m a beta reader and sometimes re-write some scenes hence their suggestions. I feel good in my blogger’s skin. Great even so no, I don’t feel lesser as a blogger.
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    1. Yeah, but you actually *do* rewrite their scenes… I never even thought of writing anything xD that’s why it flat out annoys that people just assume my only dream is to be a writer. I guess in general it’s bad when people assume something, right πŸ™‚

  8. It never happened to me to hear something like that but I get why you’re so annoyed. I’m a blogger that also writes and want to be an author, but book blogging… is book blogging.
    Sometimes I talk about writing too, because some people share the same passion but still, a blog is a blog and book blogging especially.

    1. Yeah, I guess even if someone said that to you you would feel alright about it cause you do want to write πŸ™‚ I’ve never felt like it. I’ve heard it so many times though! Lol

  9. I love talking about books, but I have no desire to write one myself. I know there are a lot of book bloggers out there who are looking to write their own novels, I’m just not one of them. Thankfully, I’ve never had anyone assume that my love of books and blogging were anything more than that. Then again, I tend to keep to myself so that could be a factor. LoL
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  10. Yes, yes, YES! Thank you! Everything you said were my exact thoughts put into words. I love reading and talking about books but I never have aspired to be a writer. It’s just not for me and never will be. I didn’t realize the day I became a book blogger that the majority of people just assume you want to be an author as well. I don’t. I just love reading. It’s my hobby and that’s the end of it. Great post!!
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  11. I TOTALLY agree with this post. But then, I also have to admit that the only reason I started my blog was because I am an aspiring writer and on all the sites it said a good step toward getting a deal is creating an audience through a blog…

    BUT I totally fell in love with blogging and it has developed into a whole lot more than that now. If I never got a writing deal I would still be blogging. I love it. And in NO WAY is it lesser writing of any kind. It’s a different form of creativity, and it involves a lot of things other than writing as well. You can’t call it ‘lesser’.
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    1. Oh, I didn’t know you were! Must have missed it πŸ™‚ well, I did mention there were exceptions (I hope I mentioned that xD) yes, if you’re gearing up to be a writer, it’s definitely a good idea to blog anyway. Writers are readers. It’s just that not all readers are writers πŸ™‚

      Now I’m wondering what you want to write πŸ™‚

  12. Oh wow I had NO idea this was a thing. I’ve never seen a blogger talked about as if they were less for not wanting to be a writer?! I’m so sorry you’ve had to experience that. It seems completely stupid to me?! Like just because I enjoy food doesn’t mean I want to be a chef. Although obviously I can’t talk tooooo much here because I blogged solely for the reason to end up being a writer. But I agree it’s not for everyone and blogging should be a way to express love for books with no like “Huge” end goal in mind if you don’t want one!
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    1. Maybe it’s because you want to be a writer too, rather you already are xD I mean, you wanted to, even as you were blogging. Apparently, quite a few book bloggers friends I have have also experienced this! Someone just commented that they once saw a tweet about book bloggers being just failed writers *facepalm* in the end, I guess what’s bad is assumptions and generalizations πŸ™‚

  13. You are spot on. We write b’cuz we like to talk about books. We may be able to write or narrate stories well, does not mean we have to or even we want to, right? You so got it, girl.

    On the other hand, I find it as annoying when *few* authors try to turn into book bloggers just to meet reviewers and for their own promotion. I don’t mind more book bloggers, in fact I love it. But it annoys me few, not all, authors do it as a means not an end.
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    1. I’m glad you liked this post πŸ™‚
      Yeah, I agree, I’m also very suspicious of authors that blog just so they could push their book. But it’s really easy to tell those apart! There are many cool people who blog and have also written books πŸ™‚ the main difference is that they are very careful when mentioning their book at all πŸ™‚

  14. I love to read and fangirl about books. Blogging gives me the outlet. I have no desire to write a book. I don’t have any stories in me, but I appreciate the talent others have.
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  15. Exactly! Well put πŸ™‚ Would I like to be able to write a book at some point? Well, yeah, sure, who wouldn’t?

    But is that the reason I review books?


    NO NO NO.

    I blog about books because…I like reading and I want other people to like reading too. And I like talking about books.

    That is all.

  16. This is such an interesting post! I never had people asking me if I wanted to be a writer because I had a book blog, or that I was just trying to become a writer and that book blogging was a way to… get onto that road? I don’t really understand this way of thinking, I mean, to me, book blogging and writing are two very different things. The only thing in common is that we write words?! Hahaha. If I’m being honest, I would dream of being a writer (emphasis on the dream, here) ; but that’s not the reason that made me want to start a blog or start reviewing books. It’s just, for the love of books πŸ™‚
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  17. I never considered blogging as a side thing. I enjoy the work of it and in time hope to turn into something more full time. It’s annoying when people consider it “just a phase”; maybe for some it is, but for me it’s similar to work! (It helps that I studied Journalism in college haha) Such an insightful post <3

    1. Yeah, I’m serious about my blog too, although I doubt about ‘full time’ cause that would mean it would have to generate A LOT of money. And it generates zero at the moment, lol xD but I’m definitely serious about my blog. I just want to keep it going πŸ™‚ it’s a big part of my life.

      And thanks! πŸ™‚

  18. People assume this? Huh. That’s so weird to me. Because book blogging is simply about our love of books (or so I thought!) I certainly wouldn’t want to *write* one! I don’t have the talent for it, for one thing. And I’m working toward a career in science (and don’t want to do academic writing either, it is the worst, lol)
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    1. Exactly πŸ˜€ well, I guess it’s often made by outsiders, so they don’t really have a clue about how blogs work or what they even are for. So maybe that’s why πŸ™‚

  19. There is quite a bit of writing in blogging. I honestly hadn’t really thought about it until my daughter asked me to look at her English papers and give her some feedback. She said, “you write almost everyday, why wouldn’t you be able to tell me if this is good.”
    I kind of aspire to write. Maybe. One day. I don’t participate in NaNo because I am not really interested in taking too much time away from my blog. I might never write and that’s okay. I am a better reader right now then writer. I totally agree that not every blogger wants to be a writer, or should aspire to. There is a fair amount of pressure for book bloggers to want to become writers. I did hope it wasn’t a requirement. Thanks for sharing this!
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    1. Thanks Karen πŸ™‚ didn’t know you wouldn’t mind becoming a writer! Takes time though, so maybe it’s something for retirement? Haha πŸ™‚
      But you’re right! Yeah, there is LOADS of writing involved. But I think the main difference is that it’s sort of situational writing, but not story writing πŸ™‚

  20. I once wrote a discussion post somewhat along these lines called “Am I a writer?” I spend a lot of time and care writing my blog and even though I don’t get paid in a conventional way, I do get a lot of creative satisfaction from it. I think blogging should be considered a legitimate form of expression — and it’s a pretty unique and cool one, with all the interaction we can have with our readers. That’s maybe my favorite part.

  21. Great post! Although I’m one of the book bloggers that like to write and is aiming to become an author myself, I completely understand what you’re saying! Not all of those that read like to write! They might be associated with each other, readers usually liking to write, but not all.
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  22. Do I dream of becoming a writer? Ever since I was a child. Will I probably become one? My hopes are really low – I don’t think I even hope any more. Anyway, I didn’t create my blog as a stepping stone to one day have a chance of being a writer. In fact, I don’t think having a blog improves your chances of becoming a writer (especially when you’re an international/non-English blogger). It’s crazy that people think that just because you blog about books you want to be a writer. A book blog doesn’t make you a writer, but it shows your passion for books.
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    1. Exactly πŸ™‚ oh, I didn’t know you wanted to become an author. Don’t lose hope πŸ™‚ your whole life is ahead of you! A lot of people publish way past their 50s πŸ™‚ loads of time!

  23. This was interesting. I’ve never been asked if I was going to be a writer because of blogging. I felt like people understood that I was blogging in order to share a passion for literature and other forms of entertainment hahah I do like the idea behind this post though. People should just understand that every blogger has their own goals and purposes for blogging. πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing, Evelina. πŸ˜‰

    1. Seriously πŸ˜€ maybe it’s just me and several other bloggers who have been asked πŸ˜€ or maybe you have well educated friends πŸ˜€ I’m glad for you, cause it’s an annoying question to get xD

  24. I actually really would like to be an author and hope to become one some day, but I see your point. Blogging is legitimate on its own and can be just for fun.

    I don’t know if I’ve ever had anyone ask me if I want to be an author because I’m a book blogger. I’ve more had people ask why I’m not published yet when I seem to be writing all the time.

    It’s because writing takes practice. Just because something is written doesn’t mean it should be published any more than someone’s first blog post should have millions of views, but this is a different conversation . . . πŸ™‚

    1. Hah, the question you mentioned is also kind of annoying. Asking an author why they aren’t published yet seems like a very rude question to me.. Although I guess the people who would ask that, really do not know anything about how much goes into the publishing of a book, even when it’s written already… Maybe you should write a post about this πŸ™‚

      1. Yeah, maybe. Then I could link people to that post when I’m asked in the future πŸ™‚

        I don’t think the question is intended to be rude. I think as you said, people just don’t understand what goes into successfully publishing a book, or just think most people can self-publish a book for free without much promotion or professional editing and see decent success.

        I suppose I shouldn’t be too hard on them. After all, I basically thought this myself once. Then again, I learned otherwise rather quickly πŸ˜‰

  25. Oh, I love this. I do want to publish a book someday – it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but I didn’t become a book blogger because of that. Honestly, it would probably be easier to write for my own personal gain if I DID NOT blog because blogging is a form of writing and it takes a lot of time. I do it because I love it though, and I don’t want to stop, even if I do get a book published someday. And people that don’t want be published shouldn’t feel like they are less than or whatever. Blogging is just as legitimate as anything else someone wants to do.

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    1. I’m glad you liked the post πŸ™‚ yeah, true! Blogging takes SO MUCH TIME. And effort! I guess, if you’re a writer, blogging DOES make your writing better. But it is just like a second job πŸ˜€

  26. I’ve never heard this said to a blogger, but I never thought anyone would. There are all sorts of blogs and so many people make their careers out of just blogging. I’m a writer and I blog, but that’s my thing and not everyone has to write a book for their writing to have worth. That’s just so silly that anyone would say something like that.

    1. I actually don’t know if it’s very common, cause some of us get asked a lot, apparently, and some not at all πŸ˜€ but those who get asked are annoyed by it to no end :DDD

    1. It’s interesting, I receive two types of comments to this post – some have heard it countless times, some have never heard it πŸ˜€ I wonder, what sets these two groups apart? πŸ™‚ why do some of us get asked, and some don’t πŸ˜€ I swear I was first asked within MONTHS of starting to blog, haha πŸ™‚

  27. Ahhhh yes I totally agree with this! I mean, maybe one day I’ll write a book? But people are CONSTANTLY asking me about it and I’m just like EHHH??? I don’t consistently write right now… Creatively anyway. Sometimes I’ll be “INSPIRED” but I’m just NOT a writer? That’s okay. I’m perfectly happy experiencing everyone else’s beautiful stories. I swear.

    1. Haha, so you get asked as well πŸ˜€ I’ve received many comments on this post, and some of them say they have been asked, but a lot say they’ve never been asked πŸ˜€ so I’m glad to hear I’m not quite the only one πŸ˜€

      1. Hahaha definitely not!! I actually don’t get asked that much on the internet but I do get asked all the time in real life?? Which is very weird to me. Hmmmm…

  28. I’ve always wanted to write, but it wasn’t until the last couple of years that I believed I could really possibly become a published author. When I started blogging, I never expected it to lead in the direction of writing, and I was fine with that. I don’t assume that most book bloggers also aspire to be writers, but I do see how our natural affinity for books makes it more likely than, say, fashion bloggers! πŸ™‚
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        1. You wrote a book! And I didn’t know that about you! WOW! I guess you wrote it last year and back then I was still a green and raw blogger and knew nothing about the world πŸ˜€ wow, this is amazing… What is your book about? Did you post anywhere about it? If so, link drop on me please! πŸ™‚

          1. I wrote a book last year for NaNoWriMo and I’m currently working on editing it for submission. I got some fantastic feedback on it over the summer, and the dream feels sort of real now! And I’m also working on another book I started during this year’s NaNo (I got my 50k words, but the book isn’t done yet). You can read a bit about them on my blog by looking at my NaNoWriMo posts. πŸ™‚
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  29. So, this might be a bit embarrassing, but this is a new concept to me! Not once has someone interacted with me which implies I’m “lesser” being a book blogger or that I should be a writer. But, that might have to do with my complete lack of social media interaction. I don’t mean to be in a social media black hole– but I cannot be bothered to spend that much time interacting with people using Tweets. I also don’t get into Insta or FB or any of that really (more on that later)….

    Have you personally run into this? I will have to read Beth’s post to learn more. But I’m so sorry for all my friends who might be verbally diminished by fools. You are amazing and wonderful and I love your blog. Never stop.
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    1. People generally fall into two categories when it comes to reactions to this post πŸ˜€ either they’ve heard this, or they have never even thought about this πŸ™‚ I’m glad you haven’t heard this because, to be honest, it’s just plain old annoying xD a lot of times the people who said this to me though were people I know in real life, so I wouldn’t say it’s strictly just social media πŸ˜€

      Yes, I have personally run into this. Both online and in real life. It’s hella annoying πŸ˜€ I don’t want to be a writer…

      It’s not, like, too rude or anything.. It’s just annoying xD it’s kind of like how your grandma always asks when you’ll get married, learn to drive or finally have kids, and you want to do none of that πŸ˜€ it’s a little bit like that lol.

      Also, have I told you that you are super good for my self-esteem? πŸ˜€

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