1. Post on your blog answering the weekly question.
2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list found on Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer. (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).
3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower. The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
April 15th - 21st - Where do you find motivation and inspiration for your blog? (submitted by Ana)
When I first started my blog I read quite a few book review blogs on Google+ and did a Google search on some more. 1st ~ I wrote down the ones that impressed me as far as visual appearance. 2nd ~ I was interested in content. How it was presented and what elements they included when they reviewed. After a year and half I started redesigning the look with photos my husband took of my books and used Photoshop to make it more personal thus showing more of my personality and not using anything that could be copyrighted. As I wrote more reviews I started changing how I wrote them and what additional elements I included. One of the things I worried about was my wording on my reviews and there was a point that I felt I wasn't good enough. Just about then two authors commented to me in a private messages that they enjoyed my reviews because it sounded like I was talking to my BFF's or close friends. Also a publisher asked to use one of my review quotes in the front of a book and on Amazon. Authors are great for building ones self-esteem and I have found them to be very generous with comments regarding what I have to say. Lately I have been more active with other book bloggers who are friendly and willing to share what they know. It's great to learn more about them and to hear some of their trials, tribulations and solutions with their blogging. So the short of it is..... I get my inspiration from other bloggers and authors while I get my motivation from comments from authors, publishers and readers.
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