Banned Books Week - September 24 - 30

Friday, May 28, 2010

Armchair BEA: Book Blogger Convention--Being true to myself

I have always marched to the beat of my own drum and I'm not any different when it comes to my blog.  I just do not want to be like everyone else.  That being said, I do have some guidelines that I try to follow when it comes to my blog.
  • Honesty--I am honest to a fault.  Sometimes I'm told that I'm too honest.  But I think it's important.  My reviews reflect my true opinion of the book.  In no way am I ever influenced by a need to please an author by saying I adored their book when I didn't.  However, I'm a firm believer that every book has a redeeming quality (except for ones I could not finish...which are very few).  That's why I do not have a ratings system.  I just have a hard time putting a number on my opinion.
  • Humanity--in other words, kindness.  I believe that there is no reason to be unkind.  I try to reflect an air of friendliness and camaraderie on my blog.  I try to respond to all comments that are left and I appreciate each and every one.
  • Humor--I have a bit of a sense of humor, which may show up in some of my posts.  I just like to see the funny side of things.  Laughter is great medicine!
  • Individuality--Some may visit my blog and think, "My God, is her blog cluttered!"  I've never been called on it.  Mostly I get a lot of compliments.  But I know that mine is probably one of those blogs referred to as cluttered and with that pesky music player! Oh well...I feel like my blog is kind of like my room.  My own place to show off my interests and uniqueness.  If it offends the sensibilities of some, I do apologize.  Well, actually I don't! LOL!
  • Knowledge and Learning--I have a feature (that I have been neglecting terribly lately) called Addicted to the Past.  It is to pay homage to my love of history and historical topics.  I do it because I love writing about history, but also because I love to share with others and hopefully they might just learn something new!
So there we are.  Just a few little guidelines that I try to blog by.  I hope everyone enjoys my blog.  I do want to make it a pleasant experience for others while still being true to myself. 

15 comments:

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  1. I love that you are true to yourself in your blog. That's part of the true in true book addict! People shouldn't be passing judgment on others blogs. I like your music!

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  2. I enjoy your blog so much, and I for one hope it never changes. Why fix something if it ain't broken.

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  3. You and your blog are both perfect and I hope they never change. Luv ya!

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  4. Awwww...thanks all you guys! So sweet. =O)

    Luv ya too Ryan!

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  5. It would be a boring blog world indeed if all our blogs had to look a certain way, and have certain content!

    Vive la difference!

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  6. Your blog as your room is an apt comparison. I do think of visiting people's blogs like I would their homes; it's a personal space and should be unique and reflective of its owner. It wouldn't be fun otherwise right?

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  7. I didn't know you have an Addicted to the Past feature. Coool! I'm addicted to the past too :)

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  8. Your blog isn't cluttered because I can find everything quite easily. I'd say it was "chock full of good information". ;) Yeah for being yourself!

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  9. We are definitely soul sisters! Honesty and staying true to yourself are key values for me. I recently had someone mention that they loved my directness in my posts. I know that some people are probably turned off by that, but I have never been one to shy away from my true feelings. Life is too short; why try to hide it?

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  10. Everyone has made such great points in their comments! I am so glad that you all enjoy my blog. I feel the same about your blogs as well!

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  11. I've always appreciated your honesty, and enjoy your sense of humor! Don't think your blog is cluttered at all. In fact, I love the design you use! Will admit that I'm not a fan of automatic music, but at least you have good taste in music! *L*

    Keep up the good work! :)

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  12. Alexia561--thanks! I'm glad that you enjoy my blog and I'm so glad that we have connected. Actually, I have a pretty wide range of music interest (except country, which is funny 'cause I live in Nashville). The music I have on my blog is my more book inspired and reading friendly music. I didn't think people would appreciate the more raw sounds of my other loves like The White Stripes, Aerosmith, AFI, etc.! LOL! That would really offend the sensibilities of some!

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  13. oooo, i love how you worded it..."being true to myself"....it's so easy to get caught up in seeing all the other cool looking blogs (like yours!) and what you do, how you do it...and want to emulate the same. BUT, in doing so, we lose our blog. Your post is such a fantastic reminder to BE true to what we started off doing in the first place! Thank YOU!

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  14. Great guidelines for all of us to adhere to!

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  15. Stacy--Thank you! I'm glad that my post is evoking these kinds of feelings in people.

    Lisa--I'm glad you agree with me!

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by and commenting!

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