I'm an experienced writer and copywriter, having written copy for a number of websites including my own (above), Kamena Magazine (kamenamagazine.com) - which I also run as Head Editor - and Open Creative Communications. I've written reviews of books for Kamena primarily.
Reason for blogging
Reviewing books is one of the best ways of supporting writers that you love, and as a student I often feel like it's the most efficient support I can give. As far as personal gain, I find that I often can't learn from a book until I untangle my thoughts through writing something about it, regardless of whether I then try to get that review published.