I love writing reviews there’s just something about it that feels good, it’s like paying the author back for the amazing book she/he wrote. But I have a question, why do we do this? Why we bother ourselves so much, so much that sometimes we feel pressured. I had this conversation with a friend when I told him I write reviews about books I’ve read.
Friend: You review books?
Friend: But, why? Why bother?
Me: I love books
Friend: But you’re not that good at writing ha-ha-ha joke
Me: Fuck you
Friend: ha-ha seriously? Why bother? Takes too much time and you’re absolutely a busy college student
Me: I love books
Is that really the reason why we review books? Book reviews are the most neglected post here in blogging, it’s horribly true. Every time I open my reader all the reviews are the less commented ones, probably because no hasn’t read it yet or it’s too long. It makes me sad to see that and guilty because I’m one of those people who rarely leave a comment on reviews. But I’m also one of those people who always nagged why no one bothered to comment on my super long reviews because, duh, I poured my heart out writing these and no one even left a comment, even a spam comment! Hypocrite much? I know. And reviews sometimes sparks some jealousy.
And when jealousy takes over…
Here’s the transition:
1. Jealousy: People are commenting on her reviews what the fuck. Ugh, not really amazing. So much errors and her reviews are like 500 words only. So much hate.
2. Low-self esteem: Ugh. I guess I’m not that good. I EVEN PURCHASED GRAMMARLY. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG. AM I NOT GOOD ENOUGH? AM I NOT GOOD ENOUGH?
3. Depression: this is so fucked up, no comments, even spam comments or anything. Fuck this. I’m leaving this world. Goodbye blogging friends! Good bye! Because clearly…
(I just hope no one goes that way)
See, what I’m talking about? Don’t get me wrong guys, I love blogging, reading and writing even though I’m not really good at it but there are days when I can’t help but to think this way. So enlighten me up, why are we bothering ourselves so much writing reviews???