Friday, November 10, 2017

*Book Blogger Hop* 10 November 2017



We are on to a new week for the Book Blogger Hop hosted by the lovely folks over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This weeks questions is:
What is your favorite part of blogging? Is there a least favorite part of blogging? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)
I think my favorite part of blogging is having this soapbox to step up on to opinionate on bookish things with the belief that people actually care what I have to say (even though the pessimist inside of me is pretty sure that no one really actually cares what I have to say, my posts get views so clearly someone is checking them out.)

I used to not like the expectations that I felt people had for me and my blogging journey (signing up for cover reveals and blog tours and things like that), but a couple years ago I made some changes to the way I run my blog so that those expectations are no longer there. Without those expectations, there's really nothing I don't like about blogging, except maybe the lack of interaction on my reviews, but that's a side-effect of blogging and not an aspect of the blogging itself (if that makes any sense.)

What about you? - Katie

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12 comments:

  1. My favorite part of blogging is other bloggers. Book bloggers are the BEST.

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    1. I agree. We're pretty awesome people. #NoBias. - Katie

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  2. I understand what you are saying. Sometimes no one comments on a review I post on my blog but I get feedback on Goodreads and Amazon so I'm happy. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Pretty much the only time I've gotten feedback on Amazon or Goodreads, it's been attacks by the author or their street team. Otherwise I get no feedback there either. Maybe I just suck at writing reviews, but oh well. - Katie

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  3. Great response! I too have had to adjust my processes, specifically when it came to honest review requests. I kept taking on more than I could handle and I would get so overwhelmed.

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    1. Yes! I just can't say no because I want to read all the books...so I had to change things so that I essentially say no to all the books and just buy the ones that I'm really intrigued by...outside of my Netgalley requests that is. - Katie

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    2. Yeah! That's a good idea! I decided to only take on 2-3 honest reviews per month. It was INSANE! I booked through November of next year in under a week... So I recently removed the honest review page from my website. Who knows how I'm going to feel by this time next year! I don't want to make review promises that I can't keep.

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  4. I also hate it when I don't get any reactions on my reviews. I would like to have more comments on my book reviews!

    Here’s my Book Blogger Hop!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. It can certainly make reviewing feel sort of pointless sometimes. - Katie

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  5. Interesting question! I think my favorite part of blogging is the books and talking to others about books. The least favorite thing would be the pressure to do more. It can be really hard to keep up sometimes.

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    1. Yes to the pressure. I pretty much always feel like I'm failing to get things done around here, but this has to take a backseat to other things in my life (like keeping kids alive. Did you know you have to feed them every single day? LOL.)

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

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  6. I feel much the same way you do about expectations. I do participate in blog tours, though, because I want some variety on my blog. Since I'm a slow reader, I can't post as many reviews as I'd like. I don't do cover reveals anymore, though.

    Ditto for me regarding reviews. I don't get that many comments on them, either....

    I tend to be a pessimist myself, too....lol. But I keep on blogging, because I DO enjoy it immensely!

    Thanks for sharing! Sorry for the late comment.... Happy Sunday!! <3 :)

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