giovedì 25 luglio 2019

Why I started my bookstagram and 3 reasons why you should too

If you asked me the question ‘why did you start a blog?’ or the question ‘why did you start a bookstagram?’ the first answer that would come to my mind is pretty straight-forward: because I love books and talking about books. That’s the main and first reason why I started this blog in January of this year and even more why I started a bookstagram right before that. 

At the very beginning of this journey I thought that having a bookstagram was the right way to help my blog grow, but I learned pretty quickly that first of all growing a blog that talk about books is harder than it seems and secondly, but probably more important, that there’s more to having a bookstagram than promoting my blog. 

If you don’t know what a bookstagram is: it’s a Instagram account where you mainly post book pictures and mainly talk about books. But it’s more than that, over the past 7 months I’ve learned that bookstagram means first and foremost community. It’s a way to be a part of a larger community of people that love books just like you do and no matter what kinds of books you like to read you will find your people. 

The bookstagram community has been the most welcoming and supportive community I’ve been a part of online. There is always someone ready to listen, encourage you and cheer you on whether you need some motivation to get back into reading or whether you’re dealing with life stuff outside of book land. That’s the main reason why I recommend making a bookstagram too, if you love books enough to hear a lot of people talk about them 24/7 and if you crave that sense of community. 

Secondly having a bookstagram is the perfect way to feed your book cravings. You constantly find new books you want to read and once you’ve found the people that you have the most in common with you’ll get the best book recommendations. Most people on there are always pretty honest about what they liked and what they didn’t like about a book, with long or short reviews that will make you TBR pile the tallest it’s ever been (okay maybe that’s not the best thing for your bank account but you know new books!)

And finally the third reason why I opened my bookstagram account and why I think you should too: reading books is my favourite thing in the whole world and the second best thing is talking with other people about said books, cheering on your favourite authors and promoting the best books you’ve read. All of that it’s pretty easy to do through your bookstagram, so if you’re on the hunt for the perfect outlet for all your bookish thoughts and interest than you definitely need a bookstagram. 

I’ll share some of my favourite bookstagram accounts soon in another post, in the meantime if you don’t follow me there already you can do it here and make sure to let me know your bookstagram handle in the comments so I can follow you back, I’m always on the hunt for new accounts to follow. 

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