Let’s Talk Bookish – The Pros and Cons of Book Blogging

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

You can find more details about it here.

I have not been blogging long enough to have a lot to say on this topic so I think I will keep it short and sweet. First of all, I want to say that the book blogging community is a haven of peace and overall loveliness for me and I’m enjoying blogging so much because everyone is so nice! I’m not sure that all communities on the internet are so kind and open, so that’s really something that needs to be celebrated.

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On a personal aspect, I really enjoy blogging because it keeps me busy and it’s a nice hobby that allows me to express my love and passion for books. It’s a positive activity to do after work or at the weekends to unwind, but still stimulate my brain (I’m not very good at doing nothing, I’m afraid). But I have to say that I don’t really try to make my blog a big thing at all, which means I rarely look at my stats. I post what makes me happy, share it on Twitter, sometimes Instagram, and I like and comment other bloggers’ articles because I enjoy their content, and that’s it.

The reason why I decided to not focus on numbers is because I don’t want to feel a certain pressure to post a specific kind of content at a specific rate. As I explained in this article, reading is a pleasure and I don’t want to feel like I have to read a certain title or a certain number of books so that people keep being interested in my blog. I don’t want it to be a professional thing, just somewhere where I can be myself and talk about all the things I like. Obviously, it’s not a criticism of bloggers who do that because everyone has a different perspective on their content, I think.

That was a very quick post, but I would love to know everyone’s thoughts on this topic and if you do too, you should definitely check Rukky’s and Dani’s posts to find out more.

8 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – The Pros and Cons of Book Blogging

  1. Hey Sophie, I loved your post! I know what you mean about wanting to keep reading as a pleasure and not about pressures for what/how much to read. I definitely succumb to those pressures sometimes (as a new blogger too I’m definitely learning), but in the end reading is so fun and a great way to unwind like you said. I am also awful at doing nothing haha, we’re definitely in the same boat 🙂
    Here’s my Let’s Talk Bookish if you’d like to check it out!

  2. I should take a page out of your book (lol) and focus less on numbers. I’ve been trying to do that a little more recently and just try to enjoy the parts of book blogging I enjoy but I seem to struggle a lot. I always want to keep growing…but I’m burning myself out like this.

    1. I completely understand you, it’s absolutely normal. It’s definitely tempting to see the numbers growing and want to see the trend going on, but I would be too sad to see that no one cares about a post I spent a lot of time researching and writing… it’s such a tricky situation, isn’t it?

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