A little while back in class, Mr. Anderson asked us, the students, how we come up with ideas for our monthly book blogs. He asked if we either thought of ideas while reading or if we finished the book then reflected on the book as a whole at the end. I, personally, wait until I am finished with my book because I can lose my focus very easily. If I start thinking too much about the post, I stop reading what’s in front of me and only think of what I'm going to write, and there’s no use in reading a book if no connections are being made. If you're distracted the whole time the words are just empty and then I cannot remember anything I just read. Here’s how I plan my book blog. First and foremost, I finish the book (shocker). Next, I think back and reminisce on the plot, the main characters, and their conflicts. Finally, I let the story flow out of me in an organized and understandable post.
Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. Sometimes I blank out on details that were used or character’s conflicts, and then I begin to question if all I'm telling you is true. Therefore, that causes me to always look back at the book to make sure the information I'm relaying to the internet is accurate and true. I do this because what kind of person would I be if I relayed false information? Then you decide to read the book and it’s not at all like what I blogged about. I would not be able to handle that. So what kind of blogger are you? Are you the “think as you go” kind of person or the reflective person at the end of the book? Let me know!