Thursday, October 4, 2012

Follow Friday - My blog aspirations


Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?
That's a really good question. To be honest, I had to think about it.  When I initially started thinking about using my old blog as a book blog I was already reviewing on Goodreads.  Since I was already doing a portion of the work of a blog I thought "Why not?"

I wanted to focus on strong female heroines when I started blogging.  My favorite features to write are my Breakdown of a Heroines.  Honestly I wish I could do them more often.  But not every character is a great heroine and not even every heroine jumps out at me like that.  Normally they have something special, not just amazing fighting abilities.  I wanted to talk about how being a heroine is more than just an ability to fight and highlight books with exceptional examples.

I do like to write, but wanting to write books has absolutely nothing to do with my blogging.  Except for occasional mentions I try to keep my personal writing and my book reviewing separate.  I review because I genuinely love reviewing, not because I want people to see my reviews and think "I want to read a book by that girl." (As for my story writing, it's currently not actually happening.  Though I'm currently searching for a NanoWriMo idea).

My degree is in journalism.  Currently I'm not working in any type of journalism/writing field, so I see blogging as a way to keep writing.  It's a very different style of writing from the newspaper journalism I studied, but it's writing.  Blogging let's me keep writing.

I know that's a long-winded answer.  I don't hope to accomplish just one thing with my blog, but a lot of things.

14 comments:

Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

Yours is definitely the most detailed answer I have seen so far but I love it. I love that you actually had a focus on strong female characters. Most of us focus on certain genres, but I never really thought about focusing on a type of character.

Thanks for visiting today!

My FF

Liesel K Hill said...

Great answer! I think we should all strive to accomplish more than one thing. Your Breakdown of the Heroine is a cool idea! I'll keep my eye out for it! Old follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday!:D

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I'd like to write books too, but I agree that my writing has nothing to do with my blogging. Fun though.
My Hop

Audrey Dawn said...

Love your answer! The focus on strong heroines is amazing. Very original idea.

New follower here. :)

My FF @ Her Fiction Fix

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Niiiice answer! I hope to be a writer someday, a published one really. And while I wait for someone to say yes to my book, struggle to write my second, I read! It's a great way to pass the time

Here's my Follow Friday

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Heather Topham Wood said...

Thanks for stopping by my FF Post! I love your answer! I'm actually thinking of keeping two different blogs one that focuses on my writing and another where I post book reviews.

kirsty vizard said...

I feel like that . . I want people to want to read a book because of a review I have written . . . Have a great weekend xx

Cori said...

I think this is a great answer. I'm getting my degree in communications and technology and this is definitely a way to keep my writing fresh too since my job isn't in the journalism field at the moment. :)

New Follower! My FF @ Pink Fluffy Hearts

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoyed reading your answer.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature.html

x) Ruty said...

I'm glad you can use your blog as a way to keep in touch with writing :)
Thanks for stopping by
BTW! I'm following you via GFC
Ruty@ Reading...Dreaming

Alisa Selene said...

That is a really cool answer, very detailed :)
Old Follower
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BLHmistress said...

I love strong female characters and boy and normally I do love almost all female characters but one recently angered me so badly that I had to stop reading the book.

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Sonythebooklover said...

New follower, I liked your answer and how you broke everything down, hoping through my FF ... http://sonythebooklover.com/2012/10/follow-friday-blog-hop-58/

Moonlit Librarian said...

Excellent answer. Try NaNoWriMo, it's a great experience. :)

My FF: http://moonlit-librarian.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-and-follow-friday-oct-5.html