This new feature, Bubbly Berls Babbles (or BBB), is kind of an adaptation of my old feature, Fun Questions, back at Fantasy is More Fun. And the title tells it all. I’m Bubbly, I’m Berls, and I’m about to Babble about something! I hope you’ll babble along with me 🙂
Today Bubbly Berls is Babbling about: What keeps you blogging?
In the past year, so many blogs that were established before I started blogging and many which actually inspired me to blog have shut down. And as you all – or at least most of you – know, I came EXTREMELY close to stopping blogging as well about a year ago when Michelle adopted me as part of Because Reading. And a couple of my other blogging friends – Lexxie and Brandee – recently made the decision to merge their blogs and become (Un)conventional Bookworms.
So this has me wondering – what is it that keeps us blogging? Those of you out there that are still maintaining a solo blog, what is it that makes you keep going? And then for those like me, who considering quitting, what about blogging made you decide it was worth it to join forces with another blogger so you could continue? (I know there are more out there like Michelle, Brandee, Lexxie, and myself).
I know why I didn’t want to quit – the community. I love the connection to all you wonderful people, even when I’m doing an awful job keeping up with the blog, it feels great to have the connection. A place that I can go to and find great friends that will enjoy blabbing with me about books and all the things that go with that. I also understand why many have stopped because blogging is so much work and it takes up a lot of time. Pressures of real life can just get to a point where it doesn’t feel fun or worth it anymore. For me, it almost got there, but having someone to share the responsibility with kept me from quitting and I’m so glad I did. I don’t know what I’d do without the blog community to come back to!
But I know my reasons aren’t the same as everyone’s so…