♥ Finding other people who love YA as much as I do: has made me realise that it's ok to still exclusively borrow from the YA section, despite being twenty-two. And the YA blogging community has the best taste in TV too (yay for teen dramas)!♥ Book recommendations!: Bad for my bank account but so hard to resist!, The YA blog-land is great at highlighting the best reads and has lead me to some of my favourite books (for example, I discovered Simmone Howell through Persnickety Snark and Steph Bowe). Actually a big chunk of the books I've read this year have come from recommendations or reading lists of YA bloggers and authors who participate within the community.
♥ Finding niches within a niche - I love that everyone in the community has their own interests which filter through their blogs: Kate shares my love of a good Melbourne coffee and makes excellent cafe recommendations and Kristi of Story Siren has such fun, unique features like I'm Just Not That Into You)
♥ Level of support: recently a few YA bloggers had some problems with plagarism and it was fantastic to see how quickly people got on board to support them and spoke out on the issue.
♥ Down-to-earth authors within the community: since joining the YA blogging community, I've found a lot of YA authors to be super accessible (the power of social networking!) and lovely. I never would have thought I'd be able to meet and tweet people who have written some amazing books.
*Snaps for everyone!*