I’ve been avoiding top 10 lists like the plague. Why? Because I’m lazy. I thought book reviews could be my bread and butter–and they still are–but there are reasons to do a top 10 list. And here they are:
- TO BE LIKE THE OTHER COOL KIDS
Seriously. Everyone on my friends list seems to be doing Top 10 lists. The Bookish Barrister and Caught Read H&nded follow the protocol of what specifically to do each week. They are quite talented and have huge followings. Then folks like Shaina Reads breaks the mold and goes with a Top 10 list of “giving a shit”. So, I’ll start here with my first ever top 10 list.
2. TO DRAW ATTENTION TO MY LATEST BLOG POST
3. TO DRAW ATTENTION TO MY GIVEAWAY
Do you want to win a copy of ARMADA? Sure you do! Click here.
4. HEY LOOK, HERE’S MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
Whoever thought taking pictures of books could be so much fun! There’s a great community of book take-a-picture-ures, too. AKA bookstagramers. Here’s mine.
5. TO ESTABLISH AND FOSTER CREATIVITY
Two things foster creativity: constricted space and a long list of things to come up with. Examples: Twitter and Top Ten lists. By the time you get your brilliantly constructed sentence to fit within 140 characters or struggle to come up with those last two items, your brain will have expanded to twice its size. Or something like that.
6. OH LOOK, I’M ON TWITTER, TOO!
Speaking of Twitter, here I am: @Ryan_Reads
7. TO HAVE SOME FUN
Life isn’t always about pulling out the tissues and reading Man Booker listed books like THE FISHERMEN. Though that’s “fun” in its own right, it’s nice to relax a bit, get connected with the community, and post a bunch of GIF images. Like this one:
8. BECAUSE IT IS DIFFERENT
If you scroll down my blog, you’ll see the constant headline:
Oh, look, another GIF!!
9. PAGE VIEWS, FOLKS
I’m convinced that people’s eyes cross when they see the onslaught of reviews. Add in a Glee or Homer Simpson GIF and the page counters light up. Well. They increase by one or two. Hopefully more.
10. CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY
And that’s one of my biggest goals. Blogging, Tweeting, Bookgramming: it all equals community. I want to share what I’ve read with you, and I want you to share what you’ve read with me. We’ll learn together, grow together, and find great book together.
Group hug time:
How about it? Do you participate in Top Ten Tuesday? Should this be a regular thing?