I was *supposed* to have a Book Buzzers video up for this week, but stupid iMovie was being a complete biatch to me. After recording an agonizing 20 minute STS video and major editing to bring it down to the mere 11 minutes, I finally was able to stop and attempt to record another video, my Book Buzzers one. Well low and behold, iMovie decided to A) Freeze and B) F up the audio. I tried. And tried again and again and again to do it over. I was so ready to toss my laptop across my room, stomp on it and give it the fiery death it deserves that I basically just yelled..
and dropped the whole darn thing all together. For the life of me, I couldn't do it. It was that point where it was almost 5 am, I was tired, had little to no sleep, haven't done diddley shit and wasted hours that I was on the verge of some meltdown. When you're having a meltdown you just STOP, DROP, and RELAX. So hence this post will replace the video that should have occupied its place. Forgive me, dear iMovie, but if you do this to me again we are SO breaking up.
This week's topic:
Why We Started Blogging?
Thanks to the lovely Emily @ Doodle's Book Blog for this wonderful topic!
Why did I, Jessirae, start blogging in the first place?
1. BOOKS. BOOKS. BOOKS.
I think even as a young girl, I liked to read. More than the average kid, but still not an avid reader. But who hadn't been reading Dr. Seuss books at that age, right? lol. Anyway, I've always liked reading but it wasn't until I graduated high school where I really found the passion for it. (Mostly because high school required reading sucked asdfghjkl). I went from Literature Fiction and graduated to Young Adult in just a few weeks and since then I've been reading non-stop. My love for reading and books grows steadily each and every day. If I didn't love or have passion for books so much, I don't think I would have even bothered with a blog.
2. Loneliness and sharing.
I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem, but I'm the only one in my family and in my group of friends who loveslovesloves to read; who enjoys books. I needed an outlet, something, anything, some sort of place or group I could belong with. When I found the book blogging community, I felt like I was at home even before I started. It just seemed natural to me, the burning want, need, and desire to start my blog not only for the loneliness and alienation I felt, but also because I wanted to share this love with other people. I couldn't do it at home. What better way than to do it with people online who love books just as much (maybe even more) as me? Even if no one really read my blog or what I had to say, at least I was able to let my feelings out through my blog, through my reviews. It's safe to say that it was love at first blog.
3. Christina Reads YA.
For the comments:
If you have a blog, why did you start it?
If you don't, do you want to? Why or why not?
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That's it for me this week! I hope I'll have a video up for you guys next time!