This weeks topic is ‘the pros and cons of book blogging’!
What do you love about being a book blogger?
Having so many people to talk about my favourite thing, books! I just love seeing other peoples opinion on books, book I loved or hated! It is especially interesting to see when readers have a totally different opinion on a book then me!
Also I love getting all the recommendations, and seeing all the amazing books releasing (which is also a bad thing, but we will get to that!)
I also love doing all the readathons! Although those are most often organised on booktube, but I love seeing readers participation on their blogs!
What do you hate?
There is nothing I ‘hate’, I think hate is a bit of a strong word in this case haha!
But as I mentioned I’m now so much more aware of all the new books releasing, which means I’m spending a lot of money on all the new books, and all the ‘backlist’ books are being forgotten about. And there are so many ‘backlist’ books out there that I know I will love, but in my attempt to read all the new books those get pushed to the back burner. And I’m kinda sad about that! I really want to try and read more older books, since those will also be amazing, and often they are cheaper since they have been out for longer 😉
What makes you stay in this community, and what is one thing that could possibly drive you away?
This is a difficult question..
I will just keep blogging as long as I’m enjoying it! When I don’t get joy out of blogging anymore what is the point? Ahah
But that has nothing to do with the community. Unless people are going to be very rude to me, which I cannot imagine, I don’t really see a ‘thing’ that would drive me away from to book blogging community!
Do you feel appreciated as a blogger? Are bloggers given enough credit?
I’m combining these last two questions, since they are quite related!
I know there was quite some talk about this on Twitter recently.
I think from publishers most attention goes to booktubers, which I guess I can see why. Since I feel like more people watch booktube, compared to reading book blogs. (I don’t know if this is true, I don’t have numbers, I just think it is). But still book bloggers are making a lot of advertisement for books, and I’m pretty sure most of use do it for free. Or actually lose money on it since they buy the books themselves! So no I don’t think book bloggers are given much credits from the publishers.
Within the book blogging community I do feel appreciated! And I hope other bloggers also feel appreciated by me!