Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.
This week Billy asks: Why did you start your blog?
I mostly started this blog to give myself something to write on a regular basis. Actually, that's not quite accurate, I started this blog to give me something to write that I could decide the topic for on a regular basis. I already write quite a bit in my profession, but most of my writing in that context is technical legal writing, and, to be perfectly honest, can be tedious work. Here, on the other hand, I get to decide what to write about, and how much to write about it.
I started writing reviews of books, movies, television, and other media on the blog mostly as a favor to my friends and relatives. Putting my reactions to a piece of media into writing means that I don't feel the need to talk about it incessantly afterwards. Although the redhead, for example, enjoys many of the same books, movies, and television shows that I do, she doesn't enjoy engaging in the same kind of analysis that I do. So I do that here and spare her from having to listen to some of that. Oddly, despite her general indifference to taking a piece of fiction apart and scrutinizing it in detail, she does read the material I put on the blog (and serves as something of an informal copy editor for me, finding typos and grammar mistakes).
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