Things I Just Would Like To Say for the Book Blogging Community
Hey guys! I'm back today with another Blogger Positivity Campaign post hosted by Jillian @Jillian's Books, this time with some words of wisdom (?) for...you! So here they are...
1. Appreciate each other!
I don't know about you, but as a reader and an absolutely self-proclaimed book nerd, it can be hard to find people who share the same interests and can fangirl together with me. But I have you guys! My bookish world would be a lonely place if I didn't have a huge group of bookish friends to constantly inspire and share with me. You are really great, guys. Don't focus on followers, what books certain people read, or anything else, because being in a community of people who love books as much as you do is more than enough.
2. Go back to the fundamentals.
The thing about blogging and seeing other people's blogs is that you can get swept up in a wave of constantly changing books that everyone seems to be reading and everyone seems to be blogging about. Don't worry too much about getting a lot of comments on a post because it's a book everyone has read. There are so many books out there that are just waiting for someone to open them up and love them. Read classics. Read children's fiction. Read for the love of reading, not just to blog.
3. You have a voice.
Use it well! I haven't seen much of it around the book blogging community, but there are some cases where people will purposely bring up negative/controversial issues and then use it to force their own thoughts down other people's throats. You have a voice on here- one of the best things about it, so be careful! That also means that you can speak about things you're passionate and curious about and as long as you are cautious, it can lead to intellectual, inspiring conversation!
4. Don't worry.
We all get busy. Blogging isn't (well maybe sometimes but for most of us isn't) a job, and no one is gonna run at you with a knife if you miss one post. *gasp* If you are overwhelmed with stuff going on in your life, take a break and forget about your blog for a while. We all understand! I've even taken breaks because I hadn't read any books to review! Don't make blogging too much of a chore.
5. Keep your originality.
Looking at other blogs with more followers or with a much more sophisticated design can get kinda obsessive. Believe me, I know. But every blog I've seen is special in its own little way, and they all play to the blogger's strengths. Don't try and make your blog look like everyone else's, because it's the quirks that make it interesting.
That's a wrap! I hope you liked this post... and that it got you thinking :) Comment some of the things you'd like to say to the book blogging community!