So I’ve been loving doing Bookish Book Times here on my blog. But I have been thinking about adding this, and I’ve finally decided yes. I want to have bookish discussions on Bookish Book Times, but not every Monday. Maybe every second Monday of every month will be good.
But don’t think that I’m slowly transforming this blog into a book blog, because I’m not. I like to keep this diverse, I love having my options open to everything.
Don’t get me wrong, I love reading book reviews. They help me pick out new books to get at my library trips, and I’m very thankful to the bloggers who take time to write those reviews, because sometimes they tend to be hard.
But is it a like a job to them to have to be writing these and posting them up on their blogs, just because they’re book bloggers?
I myself have a few book bloggers that I’m close friends with. And I don’t mean to offend any, but how do they see writing book reviews?
Do they see it as a challenge or a job that they must complete, or just a fun hobby that they enjoy doing? I can’t really speak as if I am a book blogger, because I’m not.
But I’m just wondering, is it because they have the title ‘book blogger’ that they must be writing these? But I don’t think that it should become a stereotype that book bloggers have to write reviews.
It just wouldn’t be fair to some book bloggers who don’t want to write reviews, just because of preference. In fact, no kind of blogger should have a stereotype, or have a list of posts that they should be writing. And I think this because every blogger should be able to make the rules for themselves on what post they want to write.
Because if you just followed that stereotype and posted specific posts, I just think that your blog wouldn’t be yours. And I say this meaning that once you break the “rules”, you’d be free, and you just want to write simply whatever.
And to me personally, blogging should be of what you love. Well not love completely, but something that you care about, you know? It shouldn’t be you writing, but you tied down by all this baggage that you think blogging comes with, but doesn’t come with at all.
So thank you for reading that, it was fun writing a discussion. It was a good change from my usual posts, so I’ll be keeping this addition to Bookish Book Times, and hopefully you all will like these discussions.
Until next time..
Miss Dino, The Dinosaur Enthusiast.