"Tiger and I thought it might be time to start a meme to discuss some of the frustrations that are unique to book bloggers. What happens when the hobby you love becomes more of a chore?This meme will appear on the first and third Mondays of the month. Tiger or Karen will give us a question to respond to and a linky for sharing our responses and developing community.
This week's question is: Let's talk about a positive aspect of blogging! How has blogging influenced your real life in a positive way? (not related to books or reading) Have you learned to be organized or are you more social now for example?
I don't think that blogging has really changed my life in any positive way outside of books and reading.
I am still a voracious reader who prefers to spend time reading rather than socializing. It has greatly expanded my pool of acquaintances though. I have met many interesting people through blogging and through following their blogs. It has reassured me that I am not the only bookaholic around. And there is some comfort in the idea that I am not as weird as I thought I was for being so interested in books.
I was always organized. Librarians tend to be that way. Being a blogger has encouraged me to be organized in a new area - books and reading.
I would like to think that blogging has made me a better writer and communicator. I certainly have had a lot of practice doing both since I became a blogger. Blogging has also improved my touch typing since I spend so much time writing posts and commenting on posts by others.
What do you think? What changes have you noticed since you became a blogger?