Julie here with today's post.
I am definitely not an expert by any means on book blogging. I do this for the fun of it, to keep track of all those books I read and to share my love of reading/book to those who share that same love.
I think I can only talk about how I see our blog going in the future. As with every thing in life, you have to evolve. I think we've done that here at Girls Just Reading. They may not be huge but even slight evolutions have impact. Here are some of the things we've done since we started in 2007:
- In August 2010 we invited Alice to join us on this little adventure and she's been a wonderful addition to our blog.
- We had barely reviewed children's books in 2008 and 2009 but in 2011, Jenn and I added Children's Corner as our Sunday feature. It's nice knowing that if weeks are slow for posting, there will be at least one post for that week. I find it fun to see what Jenn and her daughter are reading. I often get great ideas on the kinds of books I want to check out.
- In 2011 we started doing challenges. Alice and Julie do a List Challenge, which is in their 2nd year. Jenn and Julie are in their 2nd year of taking part in Roof Beam Reader's TBR Challenge. Julie participates in Beth Fish Read's What's in a Name Challenge. Jenn and Julie are also participating in Jen's Book Thought's Crime Plots II Challenge this year.
- In 2012 we decided to do a GJR Challenge where each of us picked books and we all had to read them. It has brought all 3 of us out of our comfort zones.
I really don't see us going anywhere. We all love doing this and we will have been around for 5 years in August. I can't imagine my life with out blogging.
Thanks for stopping buy and we hope that you continue to check us out after Armchair BEA is finished.