Okay, so I know I’m not a book blogger myself, but as you might know, there was once an active blog called ‘thebookishbooknerd.wordpress.com’. And that blog was my younger brother, but you may know him from Bookish Book Times: A Post By None Other Than.. My 10 Year Old Brother!. He used to be a book blogger, but he found that the life of writing review after review, just so he could be considered a book blogger was very boring and not the type of blog that he’d like to in possession of, to be the writer behind.
And as sad as it is to know that he quit blogging because of that, it brought up a very interesting question to myself: Do book reviews define book bloggers?
This question is very hard to answer because the blogging types that you can be are very tightly detailed, with not much room that you can experiment with. I’m not saying that you absolutely cannot experiment with these blogging types, you most definitely can, but it’s just that these things have already been invented.
Book blogger: writes book reviews and talks about anything book related. It’s just common for book bloggers to write book reviews. But here’s the thing, is that what they’re defined as?
And my answer to that is yes. Book bloggers are simply expected to write book reviews, it’s written in the imaginary job description for becoming a book blogger. It’s just expected of them. Lifestyle bloggers, book bloggers, and cooking bloggers. They all have a main thing that readers expect them to write about.
So when you find that book blogger who is a book blogger, but does not write about books, you start to get slightly confused.
“Aren’t they a book blogger, so how come they have no reviews on their page?” Ladies and gentlemen, that is what I like to call a stereotype. It’s not the fact o the types of bloggers, because I certainly do find those helpful. But when you’re tied to a tree of things that you can post, it doesn’t seem so fun anymore. The fact that since you’re this, you can only do, this and this.
So now my answer has changed. It is a yes, and a no.
Yes, because sometimes it’s just expected of those book bloggers to write reviews on books on their blog, just because they are book bloggers. But also, no because it’s not fair that we have to write and post about something just because it’s in the title and the blog that we’ve made for ourselves.
Until next time…
Miss Dino, The Dinosaur Enthusiast.
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