I started blogging because I wanted to learn more titles that I could share with my students. I was frustrated with the lack of books that some teachers had in their classrooms and the lack of time some were allowed to go to the library. And, this is before we got our awesome librarian Gwen, I was frustrated with the lack of good (new) books in our school library and the then librarian's lack of knowledge.
I wanted to be able to recommend great books to my students and find that one book that made them "a reader".
From that, I've met so many great people, and read a lot of great books.