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Street Cred

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads! Not only is she the coolest blogger around, but she's also the creative mastermind behind this meme in which we share some bookish thoughts and musings to celebrate the end of the work week. 

This week, the lovely Ginger asks:

Book Blogger Pride: What do you take pride in when it comes to blogging?

In short, I try to take pride in everything I do when it comes to my blog. I'm all about my street cred.

Now, let me ramble about that a bit.

There are a few things that I think make my blog unique. Let's discuss.

I don't do it for the followers. Honestly. I blogged when the only people who read this were my husband and our good friend Eriks. HEY BUDDY! I do this because I like processing books in written form, and I found a community of people who like that too. Those people are what I like to call "the best".
Do I sometimes get down on myself for not having (what I consider) to be a high number of unique hits or followers or whatever other stat I'm focused on for the moment? Of course I do. I'm human. And then I remember that I do this for ME and for THE LOVE OF BOOKS and for HAVING FUN. When it becomes a competition or a chore, I'm done.

Of course, I publicly proclaim to be a nerd. You knew I was going here. BUT the reason that I go there is because I like to add a little flavor to the mix by having nerdy pieces crop up here and there. Some bloggers like to integrate cooking or music or art with their blogs. For me, it's gaming and geekery. Thanks for being my friend anyway.

Honesty, Respect, and Integrity. I reread every review I write to make sure it meets these three criteria. Am I being honest about the book? If I am being honest, am I doing so in a respectful way that will treat others opinions kindly? Am I being true to who I am and what I love about books and blogging and the rest of the whole wide world so that I can continue to claim a blog with integrity? Yeah, I kinda take this stuff seriously from time to time. You might not always be able to tell from the CAPS lurve I have, but the truth is I am all about kindness and respect and integrity - in the blogging world and in real life.

What about you? What do YOU take pride in when it comes to blogging? What do you look for in others blogs as proof that they take pride in their blog? Holla at me in the comments and be sure to link it up over at GReads!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I love everything about your answer. Your nerdy-ness is what makes your blog so unique & I adore that! Thank you for being prideful in REAL business here & not any of that manufactured crap :P

  2. hey friend! still reading!

  3. I think your answer to this question is absolutely perfect. I definitely trust in your reviews because of the fact that they demonstrate honesty, integrity and a tone completely unique to you! Plus, I can totally relate to being a nerd/geek because I'm one too ;)

  4. I could not agree more with your answers! I especially agree with the followers - it's easy to get caught up in the hype and I constantly have to remind myself that I don't do this to compete, I do this for fun.

    PS - I LURVE your geekery.

  5. I like uniqueness. And you Lisa are unique ;). I also like that your posts feel real. They feel like you...not like a repeat of every other post out there and that's what I look for in a blogger.

  6. Being a nerd is a good thing! Good answer for this week too :)

  7. AGREED. I never did it with the intent of getting millions of views or hits. I did it to help others read MORE. I wanted to talk with people about books I had read. Those are things I couldn't keep to myself.

    I love book bloggers and booktubers who are all about making sure their reviews are exactly how they feel about the book. A++ for integrity!

  8. Girl, you got so much street cred, I LOVE IT!

    And your entire answer to the question is awesome. And just reminds me of why I love your blog so much <3

  9. I do this for ME and for THE LOVE OF BOOKS and for HAVING FUN. <---THIS!

  10. Yaay, nerd power unite. hehe. You should take pride in everything, you have a lovely blog. Thanks for stopping by mine.

  11. "Thanks for being my friend anyway." ---> FOREVER.

    YOU are the best and I ADORE your blog.


  12. You are awesome for rereading your reviews! I mean, you're awesome anyway, but this makes you extra awesome. It's problem a thing most normal people do, but I've always HATED rereading my own writing. I never even edited my essays in school unless the edits themselves were graded :P
    Also, your reviews are great. They're never too long, but still give the perfect amount of detail :]


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