When I entered the blogging community, I was not entirely sure what to expect. Would there be a large cluster of teens? Or would the demographic consist primarily of adult readers and writers?
Over the last two months, I have been thrilled to discover bloggers from all ages and backgrounds. I love reading blogs from all sorts of perspectives and gaining new insights into the world of books. Through Twitter and blog comments, I have established connections with other bloggers which have allowed me to grow and interact deeply in the community. For me, age almost has not mattered in relation to my blogging experience. Yes, I read primarily YA novels as a result of my age, but there are many adult bloggers who have similar reading habits to my own. And I cannot begin to list all of the amazing books I have discovered as a result of blogging!
The Lifestyle of a Teenage Blogger
Although I have enjoyed every moment of blogging, it is a massive time comitement and requires a signifigant amount of my free time. Between academics, extracurriculars, and spending time with friends and families, sometimes it seems tricky to balance my life with the additional work involved with blogging. However, for me it has come down to careful scheduling and a passion.
To elaborate, I set time aside for blogging. It is not an afterthought but a part of my daily/weekly plan. My love for reading and writing does the rest. I use my time reading and blogging as a means of self-care away from the stresses of school and activities. I indulge in blogging during my spare time, sometimes swapping a Netflix binge for a few blog articles. Of course, balance is key, and I do love to watch The Blacklist when I have time!
I am so happy to share a glimpse into my blogging journey with you all! Now, I would love to hear about how you manage blogging along with other commitments. Are you a teen blogger? Share your experience in the comments! How do you balance high school/college along with a blog? What has your journey into the book blogging community been like? I am always on the lookout for new teen book bloggers to follow!
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