Hope you are having a great start to the weekend! I have a slightly different discussion post today, which has been in my mind for a while and reflects some of my recent thoughts as a book blogger.
When I began book blogging, I had very little idea about what to post and the whole social media aspect of it. As I have learned more and discovered more, I have found that there are several things that other book bloggers do that I don’t.
Here is a list of some of those things…
Taking Part in Weekly Memes
Each week, my WordPress timeline is full of exciting memes such as Top Ten/Five Tuesday, Top Five Saturday, WWW Wednesday, First Line Friday and Goodreads Monday.
I have never done one of these posts. Some of the topics have looked really fun, and I might give them a go one day. I guess the reason why I have not done this yet is that I like all of my posts (except tags) to be my own original ideas.
Every book blogger uses Netgalley, right? Well, not this one!! I have never been too concerned about getting hold of ARCs and reading them. I like to have as much freedom as possible in relation to what book I choose to read.
I don’t like the pressure of having to read a book by a certain time, and I am very happy to wait for the release date. I must confess, I still do not know a whole lot about receiving ARCs, but my life is perfectly alright without them 😉
Book Review Policy
There have only been a couple of occasions where writers have offered me the chance to read their books, and these requests were mostly through Twitter.
The lack of a book review policy kind of goes alongside not getting ARCs, but for those who receive more regular requests, it is certainly a great idea to draw one up!
I do not have an Instagram account, and my (rather bad) excuse is that I don’t have time to maintain that alongside my other social media accounts. In addition to that, I probably lack the ability to create great bookish pictures.
A lot of other book bloggers do bookstagram and I love the pictures they create, but I just could not invest enough time to do it successfully.
I think have only watched one Booktube video in my life, and that was one that I was recommended by a friend. I spend a fair amount of time on Youtube, but not for the books!
Well, there you have it! I probably no longer have the right to call myself a book blogger anymore after this, but I hope you enjoyed my post 🙂
Do we share any of these things in common? Is there a reason why I should take part in weekly memes, watch Booktube, or adopt a book review policy? Let me know in the comments!