Hello, and happy Friday! I hope that you all have had great weeks. Mine was really busy, but I don’t have school today which is so nice. Tonight is also the first night of Passover, which is one of my favorite holidays, and I’m so excited! I’m also excited for this week’s topic: joys and pet peeves of the book blogging community. Thank you so much to Kristin for suggesting this week’s topic, and let’s get into the post!
Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and is hosted by me! Each Friday, there is a discussion topic for bloggers to write about, and this week’s topic joys and pet peeves of the (book) blogging community (suggested by Kristin @ Lukten Av Trykksverte ).
What are some things you love about the blogging community?
There are so many things I love about the book blogging community. I love how positive it is, and how supportive everyone is of each other. I love how unique every blogger is, and how you could discover a new blog every day and still find new features. And I love how many books I’ve discovered from the blogging community, and from the recommendations that I’ve gotten from all of them.
What are some things you dislike?
There really isn’t much that I dislike. I do think that sometimes there can be a certain amount of pressure to get and review arcs, or to post a certain amount, or to post a lot of reviews. And that can add unnecessary stress to blogging, which isn’t good. But for the most part, I think that the community is really positive.
When do you feel the most/least connected to the community?
I think that I feel the most connected to the community when I’m more active, and am able to interact with other blogs. When I’m able to talk with friends, and discover new books, and all that, I feel like I’m really a part of the community.
But when II don’t have time to bloghop, or just don’t get around to it for a bit, that’s when I feel the least connected to the community. It’s tough because when I’m trying to balance school and dance and my blog, I don’t always have as much time as I would like to to be able to to write blog posts, or to read and comment on other peoples’ blogs.
What are some things you’d like to see changed when it comes to blogging?
I think that there should be less overall pressure put on book bloggers surrounding what they should be posting, and how much they should post. Blogging should be just about posting what you feel like posting, and there shouldn’t be as much pressure surrounding these things.
Have there been any major changes in the community since you started to blog that you love?
Kind of. I’ve been blogging for a little more than two and a half years, and one thing that I’ve noticed is that the blogging community is always changing, and always evolving. Different kinds of posts are more common now than before, and there are just different bloggers in the community. I think that the biggest change that I’ve noticed though is how much more social media, particularly booktok, gets from publishers. I don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing, but there is definitely a difference in the size of both communities.
Wrapping this up…
I had a good time thinking & writing about this week’s topic, and I hope you all liked reading this post! As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts about your joys and pet peeves of book blogging, so let me know what you think in the comments!
I can’t wait to see all of your thoughts on this week’s topic, so if you have a blog post, don’t forget to add it to the link-up below!
What are somethings you love about the book blogging community? Are there any things you dislike? Are there any changes in the community that you’ve noticed since you started blogging? Chat with me in the comments below!