Let’s talk bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books and Dani @Literary Lion, here different topics will be discussed.
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!
11 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – The Pros and Cons of Book Blogging!”
I love hearing different opinions too and getting recommendations is so good!! haha yeah I have an insane backlist right now!
The recommendations are the best haha!
Definitely the thing I like least about running a book blog is how much money I end up sinking into not just my blog but buying books all the time when I don’t need so many books! I’m drowning in my collection and I’ve started to think about downsizing…
I do also think that booktubers seem to get more recognition than bloggers. Maybe booktubing is something I should move into..but I think blogging can also be a valuable source of hype. Publishers shouldn’t discount written reviews.
I definitely think booktubers get more recognition! But I’m 100% too scared to film myself haha!
I agree that book bloggers aren’t given enough credit. I think I feel like we’re taken for granted in some ways. We help spread the word about books and publicists and publishers and sometimes even authors just want to use as a form of advertisement and we may get a free book out of it…I don’t accept a ton of ARCs anymore partly for this reason. I’d rather read what I want and not be beholden to anyone or have strings attached.
Yeah I recenty stopped requesting arcs like crazy, because it often ends up in me forcing myself to read a book I´m not really enjoying..
So now I onyl request books thsat I really want to read/think I will enjoy!
I definitely agree with your answers. I actually don’t watch booktube and solely get all my book info from bloggers and Instagram.
I often put on booktube on the background while writing blog posts ahah!
My pro and con are both the same. I love finding so many new books to read from blogger recommendations but I also don’t like it because my TBR is growing faster than I can read XD. There are so many books I’ve bought that have been on my shelves for years that I have yet to get to D: I love being able to talk to so many people about books, like you said. No one in my “real” life reads much. Or if they read, they don’t read the genre I like.
Exactly! The endless TBR.. haha!
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