Book Blogger Hop: Purely For Fun 16

Weeklies Book Blogger HopThe Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer at Crazy For Books in March 2010 and ended in December 2012. Billy at Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer didn’t want it to end and took over in February 2013, lucky for us. The hop starts every Friday and ends on Thursdays the following week with weekly prompts. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

For This Week:

“Do you blog for a living or for fun?”

I blog for fun. Simple as that. But I also blog for a living. No, not the kind of blogging for a living that you’re thinking about. I don’t get – and have never been – paid to do any of the things I do in my blog. It has always, is, and will always be purely for fun.

So why do I say I blog for a living then, you ask? Books give me freedom. I get to go on exciting adventures that I would not have experienced, travel to places that would not have existed in my mind, feel incredible variations of emotions I would have never known I could feel, get to know characters that I would never have met, and learn life lessons I would never have learned otherwise. The line “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.” from George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons summarizes how I feel about books.

From the seven months that I’ve had this book blog, I’ve discovered a lot of books, authors, genres, and other blogs. I’ve met awesome bloggers, inspiring authors, and supportive readers. I’ve read books from genres I’ve never even thought about reading. So you see, I might not get paid from book blogging, but I’m definitely getting so much more than that.


16 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Purely For Fun

  1. Reply Elizabeth Jan 17,2014 12:24 pm

    What a fantastic answer. I totally agree….especially with your comment about meeting the awesome bloggers. Aren’t book bloggers the BEST. We are the most friendly and most helpful folks around.

    Have a great weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

    • Reply Andrea K. Jan 17,2014 12:30 pm

      Thanks, and I agree, book bloggers are AWESOME people – very supportive and friendly. Authors are too, they take their time and actually try to connect with us as well.

      Thanks for visiting! <3

  2. Reply Elizabeth Jan 17,2014 12:26 pm

    Beautiful blog…I followed via Twitter, e-mail, Bloglovin’, and Google Plus.


  3. Reply Sidne Jan 17,2014 4:23 pm

    I concur!! Wish I would of thought to word mine the same way.

  4. Reply Kerri's Book Blog Jan 18,2014 1:41 am

    I love your Answer. Every book is a new adventure for sure!


  5. Reply Alysia @My Little Pocketbooks Jan 18,2014 12:32 pm

    I agree totally! Blogging is great fun and I love it too!

  6. Reply Francine Soleil Jan 19,2014 9:34 pm

    I really really like your answer. It’s so true. Sometimes reading and blogging just really feels like a big part of you. It’s not monetary gain, but something so much more. 😀

  7. Reply Sofia @ Take A Walk On The Write Side Jan 23,2014 4:39 am

    Great answer, I agree!
    You can find my answer here!

  8. Reply Sofia @ Take A Walk On The Write Side Jan 23,2014 6:52 am

    I blog for fun, too! You can find my answer here

  9. Reply شقق مفروشة في الشرقية Jan 27,2014 6:38 am

    I’m happy that I found your blog while searching the internet for ideas and good content. It’s very informative and the quality of your posts is excellent.

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