Saturday, April 16, 2016

Book Blogger Hop April 15th - April 21st: Dunbar's Number Is Approximately 150

Book Blogger Hop

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: Where do you find motivation and inspiration for your blog?

I suppose I get inspiration from the books, movies, television shows, conventions, and all of the other things that I write about. I get inspiration from the authors I meet and other fans I am friends with. But inspiration without motivation is almost meaningless. I am inspired to do all kinds of things, many of which I have not yet done, and may or may not ever do due to time constraints or just because some other idea caught my imagination between the inspiration and the execution.

I get motivation from the blog itself - there is something very motivating about looking back over years of work and seeing a concrete manifestation of that work. Every week, I write and post something that never existed before, and there is a particular kind of satisfaction that comes from that process that keeps me motivated to continue to do it time and again.

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    1. @Teri Lloyd: An author thanked me for treating her collection seriously with a review today. That is also a huge source of motivation.

  2. I hadn't thought of it that way, about the blog being motivation itself, but I think you are on to something there. :-)

  3. I love looking back over the years to see how much I have grown as a reviewer and how I have become more particular about which books I will read and review.

    My earlier reviews definitely lacked finesse. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Hopping!!

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    1. @Elizabeth: Oh definitely. I have some reviews that I wrote a long time ago that I have not yet published on the blog because they really need some major work before they are ready. I'll probably have to go back and reread the books in question and completely revise those reviews before they are ready to see the light of day.