Why I Blog...
Hello blogosphere! I am Melissa Rose; the 26-year-old Vancouverite who runs “Around the World in Books”. I was kindly invited by Taylor to take part in her weekly feature, “Writing Wednesday.” So I thought that I would take a moment to tell you about why I blog.
Anyone who follows me on any social media probably knows that I suffer severe anxiety; agoraphobia to be exact. I am not ashamed of this fact nor am I quiet about it. However, being inside so much I figured that I needed to establish a creative outlet where I could productively focus my thoughts. Henceforth, in March 2015, “Around the World in Books” was born.
The idea behind the blog’s theme came from my love of all things worldly. One of my passions is reading and learning about the cultures of countries outside of Canada; literature is one of the best ways to do this. Therefore, I started reading/reviewing books from all around the globe and documenting my thoughts on my blog.
Since the early days, I have come remarkably far … both personally and with my blog. While I still have my off days; this new sense of purpose has made me a noticeably happier person. Also, I have met a great group of friends in the book blogging community. I stated recently that no matter where in the world I go, I will have several people to visit. From our southern neighbours in the States to places as far away as India, Australia and New Zealand. It is amazing. Never in my early days of blogging would I have thought that that was possible… thank goodness for the internet!
Overall, it has been a year on since I started in the blogging world and I look forward to the years to come.
Thank you for having me on your blog today, Taylor; and for having me as part of your fantastic street team.
I am a 26 year old from the city of Vancouver, BC, Canada; who just happens to be a certified bookworm, book hoarder and tea enthusiast. I adore sunny days that are not too hot; as well as spending time with my black Labrador retriever.
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