Saturday, March 26, 2011

My Blogging History


When did I start blogging?

In 2006 when we first had internet in Egypt, I started my own private blog. It was all about Harry Potter. Just harry potter. Then I stopped after a year or so because I was bored with it. Then in 2008, I started a new blog on LiveJournal to be able to enter contests. I used this blog to review books. Then in 2009 I thought of "why not move from LiveJournal(which is pretty dull and boring) to blogger. At first I copied and pasted the reviews I had on LiveJournal. Then I fell in love with blogger and from that day I have been blogging on blogger till now.

Now why do I blog in the first place. I will state it in a clear and a simple way.

To get better at writing.

If you know me in person, you would know how much my English is not good at all but I love writing and I want to be good at it. I want, in the future, to be able to write novels. I do have a novel but as you might have guessed, it is full of grammar and spelling mistakes. It needs lots of editing. So blogging is just an excuse to write more and to get better at it.

Before I started blogging, I never knew anything about ARCs. I didn’t know book bloggers—even blogs-existed. I don’t know how or when did I find about the story siren blog. I thought I was doing something unique and original when I started blogging. Not even close. 

USP of my blog

My blog is not all about this book was great or this book sucked. It is all about reading "In Between the Lines". Meaning, that I would write down what I learned from a particular book. What had it made me realize. Sometimes I review it like a normal blogger and sometimes I don’t. Because its not my job to decide for you its bad or good. But I think of reviewing books as a way to tell you the lessons I learned from it. I don’t know but that how I see it.

Finally, I just want to say that blogging is a way to have fun and share your reviews with people worldwide and there is no right or wrong in doing that.

Tata for now


*Andye* said...

I love this! And I love that you are so proactively trying to improve your writing! I think that's amazing. By the way, it's working!!

Thanks for the shout out! I love our "little" community of book obsessed people!!

basma aal said...

Thanks :)


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