Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Opportunity At It's Best

I have only been blogging since the beginning of January of this year.  I must say that in doing so, that I have been given quite an opportunity.  Blogging was something I have thought about for several years, but it took me a while before I finally felt comfortable and found the niche that I wanted to work from.

Blogging about book, and sharing my passion for reading has opened up opportunity after opportunity.  First, I was given the ability to share my thoughts in a public forum.  I find this quite liberating, eye-opening, and a freedom I never knew I had.  I have been given the opportunity to become part of a wonderfully creative and welcoming community.  Book bloggers are the best.  I have learned so very much in the short time I have been actively blogging. I thought I would simply be sharing my thoughts on books and reading, well, I have learned far more than I offer - about books, blogging, publishing, and so much more.
One of the greatest opportunities that I have been able to take advantage of is new-to-me books from new-to-me authors.  I have been able to find books that I may never have found it I had not taken the first step and written my first post.  I was unaware of just how many self-published, independent authors there are out there. It is amazing to find these authors and those that are with smaller publishing companies. This is not to diminish those with the more well-known publishers.  I have fallen in love with authors from across the spectrum.  There are some amazing authors out there that do not get the credit they deserve, and I hope I am able to help get them out there for others to find!

While I am only but one blogger of books, I know as a community, we can open doors, windows, and the world of books and reading to generations to come.


  1. Yeah! I'm glad I found you (via A to Z). I am an avid reader and am always on the lookout for new book bloggers.

    One other little tidbit I'd like to add about the self published authors...I've read quite a few and always love how willing to communicate with their readers they are.

  2. I hope I can get you to read my book when it comes out in October. I'd love to hear what you think.

    While blogging takes a lot of work, time, and commitment, it does have a lot to offer in return. I love all the people--readers and fellow writers--I've met blogging. They have inspired me and kept me going during the dark times.

    I'm a new follower via the A to Z. Nice to meet you, Sara!

  3. How wonderful to meet you! I know what you mean--when I started blogging in 2010 (?), I was blown away by the talented writers and fine people here.

  4. I started blogging in January too. It's amazing all you can learn while blogging a bit.

    Love that bookcase :)

    Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup


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