Thanks to the lovely Orang-Utan Librarian for nominating me!
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How my blog got started:
I received a letter through the post one day inviting me to join the world of the book bloggers. I was, at the time, still a very busy student trying to get through the last few weeks of my degree, however, so I ignored it. The letters continued to come, each more insistent than the last. I placed them with my other papers, those that reminded me of my student debt (as if I could forget) and that I would soon have to start paying council tax (why must you intrude, adult life?).
Despite my determination, the blog world would not give up its pursuit of me. After a few weeks and several thousand more letters, a strange boy sat next to me on the bus. His skin was so white it was almost translucent, and his gaze was intense and brooding. He smiled a crooked smile at me that showed a hint of his fangs. I sighed.
‘You know why I’m here,’ he said.
‘This again?’ I groaned.
‘You must book blog,’ the vampire told me.
‘But I was planning to spend this entire summer worrying about my future.’
‘You can do both,’ he assured me.
The sun came out, and he burst into flames. I moved down a few seats, rolling my eyes. When would the book blogging world get the message? I wasn’t interested.
The reason I eventually gave into book blogging was, as always, circumstances beyond my control. I was having obsessive thoughts about books. I couldn’t suppress my desires to share my opinions with uninterested friends. I became so invested in ships I almost turned to violence.
In a few short weeks it became clear: I was the chosen one.
I had to strike forth into the world of book blogging. I had to trust that I would defeat all of the challenges the world threw at me – sometimes you wouldn’t quite understand how I defeated them, or indeed why everyone thought that I was quite so brilliant – but nonetheless, defeat them I would.
So, that’s how I became a book blogger.
Advice to new bloggers:
Have fun and try not to care what other people are doing. Don’t take it too seriously.