July 15, 2011

TGIF! (10)

TGIF is brought to us by Ginger at GReads!

It's a way for bloggers to celebrate the end of the week with a nice re-cap of their weekly posts and to answer a random question.

Book Blogger Appreciation: Which book blogs have inspired you or made a difference in your blogging experience?

Bibliophilic Monologues - I discovered Nafiza's blog not long after I started my own. I've always loved her passion for reading and that she speaks her mind. Reading her posts made me realize that it was okay to use my own voice in my posts, rather than a straight-up boring professional tone. I think it's made all the difference.

i swim for oceans - Melissa was the first well-known blogger I discovered. From her, I've learned ways to conduct my blog. (If that makes sense.)  She is always calm, cool and collected. She makes the professionalism of her blog fun. Don't be intimidated by her popular blogger status!

writer, reader, dreamer - Sarah was probably my first blogger friend. We bonded over food, our shared reading interests, and other random things. She made me feel welcome, rather than distanced, in the blogosphere, and that has helped me reach out more to other bloggers.

Planet Print -  I've followed Liz's blog now since I started TGR. It's been awesome to watch both of our blogs grow. She's crazy fun - and easy - to talk to on Twitter for obscene amounts of time, and because of that she's also made me feel more welcome in the blogosphere.

Muggle-born - Cialina's blog is one I've only recently discovered, but I'm so glad I did. She's so sweet and her blog always looks super pretty. I loved our brief chats about internships (she's pretty helpful in that department). Her blog designs inspire me to continually try and better my own.
REVIEW! Sisterhood Everlasting

Coming up this week:


  1. Hey there!
    I also had a blog that helped me with my own voice :)
    It's amazing how some blogs can do that.
    Anyway, I hope you have a nice weekend.
    I am a new follower and I'm looking forward to reading your future posts!


  2. Aw, this is such a sweet post :). It's been great getting to know you too! I think you were one of the first people to start talking to me on big, scary Twitter, so thank you! <3

  3. Thanks Alissa. I think we started our blogs almost at the same time so we've been blogging friends for the entirety of the journey so far. That's pretty cool, eh? Here's to a longer friendship and more awesome books!

  4. Thanks for pointing us to these great blogs!

  5. Oh wow, Alissa! I'm so humbled and flattered by your sweet words! I love so many blogs, but I think it's the smaller blogs that are often under-appreciated - yours is one of my absolute favourites because I can always count on your honesty, fun perspective and genuine love of books <3

  6. Thanks for the comment Alissa! I just had to read Blood and Chocolate. I saw the movie and thought it was amazing. When I heard there was a book I couldn't wait!


  7. Hopping through. I totally agree with you on I Swim for Oceans. I check Melissa's blog every day.
    My Hop

  8. Aw, thank you so much for the shout out <3


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