I’ve come to notice that book blogging can put and keep you in a box. Tell me what you think about that.
Look around, there’s a bunch of book bloggers on WordPress alone. There’s clearly a standard most of us think when we come into the blogging community whether it be doing book hauls or book reviews or needing to get ARCs – it’s all a standard misconception.
How many of the book bloggers are entirely unique. Very, very few. Some stick to book reviews, some don’t do book reviews, some only do giveaways – it doesn’t really matter what certain bloggers do, most are traditional in every sense.
What do I mean by that?
That box i mentioned. Once you’re in book blogging, once you get too deep, you are stuck with the traditional book blogging standards until you find your own style of blogging. That might mean you go outside the box or stay in with a better grasp on how to make yourself stand out.
This is all my perspective. I don’t see many people outside of traditional in the community and that’s not bad unless you think it’s bad. In my case, for me, I consider it bad or unacceptable. Standing out and showing who I am, while interacting with others is what I strive for on my site.
With that being said, I think I’ll go out of the box I consider a box. I want to get into writing about my fitness and basketball journey – maybe even my hair to make sure I stay accountable with managing it (cause it for sure takes a lot of energy). That may be a lot, but you never know until you try it, right?
I always liked to be diverse in what I do, an all-around player. Can I stick to blogging about multiple things? Will I be able to interact with and grow my audience doing all this? Can I stay consistent? Will I lose people I previously gained? All questions I think about on a daily.
Of course, I’ll continue with book blogging. I would never leave the community; I enjoy it too much to up and leave. I just want to get out the box…….the box I consider a box (added the dramatic effect right there, lol).
Book blogging will not go away. I’m just adding things to it. Just getting out.
*Not this serious though, lmao*
*Still haven’t seen this movie either*
So to go back, I have 4 questions (and a bonus) I want everyone to answer:
- Do you consider book blogging to have restrictions or a box around it?
- Do you think you’re out or inside of the box?
- Is that acceptable to you?
- What’s your style?
If you could branch out and blog on another topic or multiple topics, what would they be?