Saturday, February 9, 2013

Writing and Book Blogging, A New World


When I started using the internet, it was either for visiting websites where I can play online video games, or for visiting my favorite musician’s webpage and checking out new songs, pictures, videos, and other stuffs. I had nothing else to do in the internet. Besides, using the internet in those days was pretty expensive.

Then I got into school and then came the era of Googling and Wikipediaring, doing online researches for schoolwork. Years passed and I began to hear about Facebook; I decided to join after so many “Kaykay, let’s connect on Facebook” from my friends.

Last year I discovered Twitter and I joined March. Thanks to Twitter, I discovered another great site, Goodreads. Thanks to Goodreads, I have a bookshelf online. But I’m thankful for Twitter most for helping me to connect with other writers and for opening my eyes to a new world: The Writing and Book Blogging World.

Tim Greaton's and Lorijo Metz's sites were one of the earliest blogs I read. I began to read other writing and book blogs too. It was then I created The Creative Forum, a blog where I can share my thoughts about writing and books. Though I have to admit that somehow I created it then because everyone was doing it and I thought it’d be cool to say, ‘Hey, could you visit my website?’

It’s been a good experience so far, even though I went on a blogging hiatus, following an accident last year.

And now this is why I’m thankful for blogging:

I’m thankful for blogging because it’s been like a new online guide for me toward writing and reading. I’m thankful for blogging because I get to read other awesome writing and book blogs. I’m thankful for blogging because it has helped me connect with other creative folks. And I’m thankful to you, my followers, friends, and fellow book-lovers, for stopping by and joining The Creative Forum, for the comments, the support, and for the friendship. Because of your efforts, The Creative Forum has reached a milestone with over 200 awesome GFC followers and over 2,000 cool tweeps.

THANK YOU and I wish you all the best.

Happy Reading!

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations Kakay!! Hope to see come by my blog soon.

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks a lot, Mary. My internet's been bad in the past few days. I'll most def stop by your blog today.

      Happy Reading :)

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    1. Thank you, Hassan. I hope you enjoy the posts here :)

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  3. I'am the same way, but mine was watching people on youtbe. Then started a book blog. Wasn't much of a reader till this year, now I'am hooked.

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    1. I'm glad you started a book blog. It draws you closer to reading. I used to be a Youtube stalker also, but now I use it to watch book and movie trailers, and to watch some cool music videos.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. You're doing great, KK. It's amazing how you've built an online library. More power to your elbow.

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    1. Thanks, Uzoma. I appreciate your comment. More power to your elbow too.

      Happy Reading :)

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  5. Congratz! *o* The first thing I did when I got the internet was check out a gaming website, lol. Most of my time I played Wizard101, went on Facebook, or browsing YouTube. I didn't join Twitter until May 28, 2011 and didn't start blogging until February 5, 2012 (not my book blog. That got started on November 2 :p). I didn't discover Goodreads until later... way later. And then I started a book blog. Being locked inside most of the time does that to you. Along with so many other things (good or bad). ._.

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

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    1. Thanks, Sophia. miniclip.com was my favorite gaming website then. I don't even know whether the site exist any longer. Youtube remains a favorite. But now, my top 3 websites are Blogger, Twitter, and Goodreads :) I still visit Facebook, but not regularly like before.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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    2. Oh hey! We have the same favorite sites! *highfives virtually*

      I only go on FB daily but then I log right off 5 minutes later after clearing notifications, lol.

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    3. Yeah! Loved the virtual highfives :) I do the same thing on FB daily, sometimes I post too.

      Happy Reading :)

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  6. New Follower, Follow back. (Networked blogs)

    http://nightstandnovels.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm following your blog as well.

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  7. Hey Kaykay,

    Thanks for your sweet comment on Goodreads! I love this post of yours and I can definitely relate to it ;) I am now also following you and I hope to see you around more often in this book blogging world ;)

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

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    1. Thanks, Florentine. Your comment made me smile :) I hope to see you around also in this awesome book blogging world. I really love it.

      Thanks for stopping by. Happy Reading :)

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  8. New follower - follow back? Books & Such www.teripolen.com

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    1. Thanks for the follow, Teri. Following your blog already. Your reviews are cool :)

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  9. Welcome to the book review world, there are lots of cool people and more books than you could ever imagine. Good luck in the future with your blog!
    http://avantisplace.com

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    1. Thanks for the welcome, Avanti! :) I've met lots of cool people already and I love the community. It's awesome! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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