Sharing my blogging motivations with the cramm awards!

Hello friends, happy Wednesday! I hope you’re having a lovely week so far. Today I’m back with a fun tag I love because I get to talk about blogging, yay!

Thank you to the wonderful Orangutan Librarian for nominating me for this, I had a LOT of fun doing this! If you don’t know her or her blog, I URGE you to check it out right now, it is fabulous. Let’s get started!

Rules (because we need them):

  • Include that tidbit about who created this awesome award (With link)
  • Mention the person who nominated you
  • Share three things that motivate you to blog
  • Share three people who inspire you to blog
  • Share one thing you hope to do that will improve the world
  • Answer your challenge question
  • Nominate 10+ bloggers and give them a fun β€˜challenge question

Three things that motivate me to blog

The books

That first one is pretty obvious: all the books I get to talk about every single day, the ones I get to read because they were recommended to me by the awesome community, the ones I get to fangirl about, the ones I eagerly wait for, the ones I just can’t quite forget because they were THAT good…YES. THE BOOKS are surely one of the biggest motivation I have to blog.

The blogging

Weird to say that I am motivated to blog because of…well, blogging? What I mean by that is, I am really enjoying myself whenever I blog and in all aspects of it. I love writing blog posts, I love blog hopping, I love brainstorming for my little corner of the internet.


I have to state the obvious here and talk about all of you, the blogging community, the ones making me smile and motivating me to blog with sweet comments every day, with blog posts, with books. I didn’t expect to make blogging friends and to find people I literally talk to every single day and this is part of the reason why I’m happy to blog and I want to keep on going.

Three people who inspire me to blog

My blogging friends: there are so many people I wouldn’t know where to begin. With their sweet and thoughtful comments, with their incredible blog posts and book reviews sharing the bookish love, every single blogger out there inspires me to blog, to do more, to do better – not in a spirit of competition at all, in a spirit to bring even more love.

Authors: I’m not going to say I am lucky enough to chat with amazing author on a daily basis because I am not at all. If being able to exchange a tweet with an author I like and sharing the love for their books thanks to my blog is one of the BEST things on earth, I can say with certainty that authors inspire me to blog, to do more, to share the love for their books and shout out loud how much I love them.

My sister: I had to do a special mention to her because she’s the one telling me to close the stupid computer already when I’m not inspired, the one to brainstorm with when I’m in panic mode over having no idea, the one telling me “yeah, right, you’re never going to stop this, you’re obsessed“. I’m inspired, motivated and continuing this crazy thing because of her as well.

My Challenge Question:Β  Would you rather be a squib in Harry Potter that’s forced to face Voldemort or human in Middle Earth up close and personal with Sauron?

ARGH what is that question now, really?! Hmmm, maybe I’ll take the Harry Potter one because, well, I’ll be in a magical world and hopefully have as incredible friends as the Golden Trio itself so I’d have help?! #hopeful

My nominations

  1. Beth @ Reading Every Night
  2. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
  3. Melissa @ BookNerdMomo
  4. May @ Forever and Everly
  5. Fernanda @ Mystery Date With A Book
  6. Lais @ Harumansae Books
  7. Lauren @ My Paper Infinity
  8. Raven @ Dreamy Addictions

What motivates you to blog, both things and people? Let me know in comments!

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40 thoughts on “Sharing my blogging motivations with the cramm awards!

  1. I definitely agree that my readers are the ones that continually push me to blog because I love getting comments and talking to them, but I think my main influence is actually myself! I suck at keeping up with things – I’m one to get bored doing a hobby when things don’t go my way – so I’m really proud to have kept up with something that not only motivates me, but is also super fun! And at least I procrastinate WAY LESS when it comes to blogging. πŸ˜‚

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  2. Oh thanks so much for the tag Marie, I’ve never seen this one before so I can’t wait to get started on it. After I’ve got through the other tags still in my queue that is. πŸ™‚
    I can say I completely agree with your answers for the first question. I think the main thing that motivates me though is the community. There are so many amazing people I’ve met on here and I never want to stop blogging and never risk losing contact with them you know, losing this small corner of the internet the WordPress bookish community have carved out.
    It’s great you have your sister for support while blogging as well, and I agree with your answer for the challenge question too. Probably helps that I’m not really a fan of Lord of the Rings so I’ve never read the book/seen the movies!
    Again thanks for the tag. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Oh you’re welcome Beth and there is no rush to do this, I get it, the list of tags to get through is endless! πŸ˜€
      Ohh you’ve never even see the Lord of the Ring movies? Is this because it’s not really your kind of movie?

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      1. OH I get it, the books are huge and the movies are so long, both definitely are a commitment ahah. I hope you’ll give them a try though – I love the movies πŸ™‚

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  3. AAGGHH THANK YOU FOR NOMINATING ME!!! And haha omg your sister sounds great. XD Authors and the blogging community are DEFINITELY huge inspirations for blogging! As well as the books. Duh. XD And I totally get you when you say you blog for the blogging! It’s that experience, ya know? πŸ˜› Lovely post!

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    1. You’re welcome May!! Haha she is the best πŸ™‚
      YES that’s exactly it, I’m so glad you understand – it’s such an experience, and an amazing one for sure πŸ˜€ Thank you so much ❀

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  4. Aww thank you so much for the lovely shoutout!! Loved your answers!! hahaha I have no idea what that question was either- call it the result of lack of sleep πŸ˜‰ – maybe I was just trying to say who is scarier? Or which is worse to be a squib or a human? I have no idea!! :p

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  5. I’d be human in Middle Earth. Sauron recruited humans and used them for his armies. Voldemort clearly hates non-magical people and generally kills them on sight. So I’ll take my changes with Sauron and hopefully escape or get rescued.

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  6. Love this post, and I completely agree! Books and other bloggers are definitely my motivation to keep blogging too. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! ❀

    PS That Harry Potter GIF hit me in the feels. ❀

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  7. Awww I love this tag, Marie! And thanks so much for tagging me in it. I’m completely with you on blogging friends and just books and the book community, in general, inspiring me to blog. Especially all of the friends I’ve made because when we start blogging it’s really to make that connection through books with other people. I don’t think my blog would have lasted without the friends I’ve made. 😊β™₯

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  8. I love this, I share a few motivations with you. I love the opportunity to inspire people to read or to pick up a book they haven’t before, when somebody says ‘I read this because of you and loved it.’ It is the greatest feeling in the world isn’t it? I also love how close you are with your sister and can share this blogging experience with her and how she helps you.

    Great post Marie! Missed reading blogs, 4 days and I am done with my exams and out of university and I can return to you all properly ❀

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    1. Oh thank you, Hannah! I hope your exams went well? πŸ™‚
      It really is the best feeling in the world when someone picks up a book because of your recommendation and loves it, definitely! ❀ ❀

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  9. Awww, I love this tag so much! I definitely agree with you on all those counts! I’ve been absent from blogging for what, two months? And its just felt so awful but all these aspects, they’ve just been pushing and pushing at me to come back! With my reading slump, I just felt like that sapped so much out of me, I wanted to blog so so much but I just didn’t know what to write and I just lost some of that motivation, you know? I mean, I wanted to wade in the lovingness of the bookish community, I wanted to chat with all the lovely people but just constantly seeing the blank page and not knowing what to write kept hitting it out of me and now, sitting here and commenting, chatting again – not just about books but just talking, connecting with people – I miss it so so much! OH WOW, okay I didn’t know how I let myself get so carried away rambling but basically, I just wanted to say I love this tag and I love all those blogging motivations! ❀

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    1. I understand the feeling – it’s terrible to be in a slump like that, but moments away from blogging and everything can do some good for sure and have you come back even more motivated than before! I hope you’ll find your motivations again soon so we can fangirl together about ALL THE BOOKS and everything else ❀

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  10. Ahh the books and the community are definitely two of the things that motivate me to blog! Reading comments, talking to blogger friends, is the greatest thing and definitely pushes me to blog. And aww it’s so great you have your sister who inspires you to blog! ❀ #siblinggoals πŸ™ˆ

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