Feature and Follow Friday 10/5/12

Posted October 5, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 15 Comments

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where you get to learn about two featured bloggers each week, and then can gain new followers as well by joining in to the fun. This week’s question is:

Q: What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?

I actually began blogging because I love to talk about the books I’m reading, and what a great way to share, but online!  So many people out there!  Also, I’d been working on another degree, an Education Specialist degree in Library Science, and we’d been learning more about blogging and the like.  I love talking to my students about books, and seeing kids get so excited about books that they have to come talk to me about them.  It’s probably the main reason I want so badly to be a school librarian.  As I’ve not been successful in any attempts to get a library job around where I currently live, without having to take a huge pay cut, I went ahead and got certified to teach Communication Arts class, where I do get the chance to at least talk with those students about books.  If there is anything I hope to accomplish, well, maybe to help me get a library job.  Or something completely out there, maybe to get a job in the publishing industry?  Those are not really my “goals”.  Well, except for a library job.  

So, if you are a blogger, what are your reasons?

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15 responses to “Feature and Follow Friday 10/5/12

  1. Very awesome goals. I definitely love this side "job" that I have. My medical profession can be pretty brutal, so it's nice to go back to something I really enjoy at the end of the day.

    Old follower.

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    My FF

  2. Love your reasons! New follower here, I just started blogging because I'm in graduate school studying childrens/YA lit! I'm hoping to teach in higher education, but a library job would be amazing, too!

    • Good luck with your goals! I think that would be an awesome thing to study in graduate school. My Master's was in library science, and I loved those classes! I'll be sure to visit and follow you back!

    • Teaching probably helps you know what kids are reading, and should be reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Re: students and my blog
      I would actually get in trouble, and maybe even lose my job(s), if my students came here. We are not supposed to interact with students through social networking.

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