I mean, what do you do? What do you say? When do you do it? How much should you do? It’s a lot of work, especially since networking can possibly be what makes or breaks your blog. So, of course, I decided to list out some tips that I thought might help some people, since you guys seem to really like them!
Look, I’ve finally published the discussion I said I would write last month!
But, anyway, not the point. I’ve wanted to talk about this issue a while now, since there’s been lots of conversation around representation in regards to talk of diverse and problematic books, since it really does play a big part! So, I thought I’d write a discussion post about something regarding representation that’s been brought up often: are diverse books diverse enough?
(Also, ignore the terrible title. I COULD THINK OF NOTHING ELSE.)
It’s pretty much an inarguable fact. And it sucks sometimes. It hurts to work so hard on reviews only for them to completely and totally flop sometimes. But WHY is it that book reviews are so unpopular? I decided that I’d talk about it, because why not?
Book bloggers are told lies before they even begin blogging.
I’m pretty sure we all came into the blogosphere with plenty of expectations, only to be smacked in the face with reality. So, of course, I thought I’d talk about some of the expectations I had when I started book blogging way back in December, and the cold hard truths I learned. Hopefully, this will help someone out there!
I think we all know that blogging takes up a lot of our time.
I’ve talked about how I balance books, blogging, and life on my blog before, but never specifically about HOW I find the time to sit down and blog, especially with how stressful my life outside blogging can be. So, of course, I decided to chat about it (because that’s how I deal with things).
Funnily enough, I feel like I’ve only seen a couple discussions about them, and most bloggers seem to fall under the consensus that memes are unoriginal and can get tired and boring, but are blog memes truly living up to that stereotype or are they falling victim to appearing “lesser than” other blog features? Let’s talk about it!
So, I thought for a brief distraction, I could talk about my most anticipated 2018 releases because SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS. The excitement is real, you guys. 2018 is going to be such an amazing year for books, AND FALL RELEASES HAVEN’T EVEN BE ANNOUNCED YET. Hopefully, I’ll make your TBR grow because that’s my job as a book blogger, obviously. (Also, I’ve been slacking on replying to comments and commenting back and commenting on posts lately, and that’s mainly because I’ve been busy with school, but, hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up today and this weekend!)
Will it be controversial talking about controversial discussion topics? Oh, the irony!
But, for real, I did want to talk about this, mainly because I feel like it’s been something that’s been talked about a lot in general, since the world is messy right now, and I think that it’s best if we just talk it out. So, let’s talk it out!
Whether we’ve accidentally plagiarized someone, whether taking this photo or that photo is stealing, whether someone’s blog design can be similar or stolen, whether having the same blog post ideas near the same time is weird, whether bloggers can truly be original. It’s very confusing, and I don’t think we talk about it often, so let’s talk about it: how fine a line is there between plagiarism and inspiration?
(Also, a brief hello to the 160+ blog followers I gained yesterday (and is still going steady)! I’m still a bit floored at how much my notifications were blowing up after getting featured on WordPress’s Discover page, and I feel slightly intimidated, but oh so thankful!)