BOOK BLOGGER INSIDER TAG: An Unofficial Peek into the Blogger’s Routine

Happy weekend, my dreamers! Before we finally end our March, I wanted to welcome all my new followers!

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And hello, my older followers!

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I thought it would be a wonderful idea to re-acquaint myself with you, get more personalized and be more open here on the blog. Let’s make April a month of getting to know each other better and creating friendships!

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I found this tag from Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books and was immediately interested in trying it! I love that this tag gets a bit personal and give you a sort of ‘behind the blogger’ peek.

Rules:
1. Answer the questions below
2. Credit the creator Jamie @ALittleSliceofJamie
3. Tag at least 5 people
4. Have fun!

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Where do you typically write your blog posts?

Always at a table! I have a small desk in the room where I write most of my posts.

How long does it generally take you to write a book review?

Oh gosh, it can range from an hour to a few days! It really depends on how much I was impacted by the book. I usually start out by writing a bullet point review and from there on I flesh out my thoughts.

When did you start your book blog?

I started somewhere in 2017. I don’t remember when exactly though!

What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

Having to balance your different social media. Along with my book blog, I also have to post on Insstagram and Twitter. At least, with Twitter, I can schedule posts on Buffer and move on. But not so with Instagram, especially when my photos lean more towards the Photoshop creative style. It’s a lot of hard work having to balance writing your blog posts then finding not just the time but also the perfect lighting and space for photography.

Along with that is staying relevant. This is something I’ve struggled with during my first months in blogging. When I started I was so overwhelmed with the popularity of Young Adult books and believed that I would need to read only YA in order for my blog to grow. How wrong I was! Although I still do read a fair amount of YA books, I no longer feel obligated to pick up the hyped and new releases.

What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

Book blogging has been very helpful and a positive influence on my mental health. I’ve met many beautiful souls, have discovered fictional characters I can relate to, and discovered a passion I didn’t realize was in me.

What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?

My favourite so far has got to be Let’s Talk Abuse and Rape in YA Fantasy. It was also one of the toughest post I’ve written but, like I said, I wanted to start a conversation and create a safe space on my blog for my readers.

What is your favourite type of blog post to write?

I enjoy writing discussion posts a lot! It serves as a learning experience for me as well.

When do you typically write?

Either during the evenings or in the early mornings. Mostly, early mornings because they’re peaceful.

Do you review every book you read?

Yes, I try to! Even if it’s just a line or two.

How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?

Mmmm…at my small desk with something to drink. Coffee, if it’s in the morning or tea in the evenings. Other times, it’s just a cup of water.

When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?

I usually take some time before reviewing a book. I don’t let a review go unwritten for more than a week or two. I find that, if I don’t write it within that time span, I forget the important points I want to relate.

How often do you post?

 I post four times a week! The type of posts vary but I always try to make it one discussion, one review, and one book tag or blogging meme during the week. Then a weekly update on Sundays. However, I’m planning on experimenting with a few “updates” during the month of April.

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Do you review every book you read? What’s your favourite thing about book blogging?

Let’s be friends!

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24 thoughts on “BOOK BLOGGER INSIDER TAG: An Unofficial Peek into the Blogger’s Routine

  1. I love this tag and your answers!! I love discussion posts although I never know what I should write about.
    I am trying to review every book I read but writing reviews can be pretty hard. But I can’t start a new book before I review the one before because I feel that I am going to forget everything about that book.

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    1. Ah, I usually get ideas from prompts or if there are any controversies I use it as a base for my discussions 🙂

      Same here! I decided that maybe shortening my reviews from time to time helps. I used to freak because I though reviewing on my blog meant having to analyze every aspect.

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  2. I don’t review every book I read, but for the ones I do review, I try to write the review right away. Sometimes I even start making bullet points as I’m reading.

    I think staying relevant is a concern of mine, too. I don’t seem to read the same books as everyone else, so I worry people won’t be interested in reading my reviews and stuff, but at the same time, I like introducing people to new books. It’s a balance!

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    1. I understand. It’s hard to make our way through the millions of voices. It worries me a lot but finding like minded readers is something that has helped me a lot. I purposefully seek out people with similar reading tastes 🙂

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  3. The social media stuff involved with blogging is crazy. I’m thinking about getting a Pinterest account, but I keep procrastinating because I don’t know if I can handle more social media. My favorite part of blogging is meeting fellow bookworms. No one in my real life reads. The blog is the only place I can talk about books.

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    1. I have a stagnant Pinterest account xD I only use it for ideas but I read somewhere – a book blogger’s tip – that they usually post recommendations or lists on Pinterest. That those kinds of posts gain more traffic than posting about discussions. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say much.

      I don’t think I can handle more social media either. I’ve already got my hands full with the blog & IG, even Twitter is kept to schedule.

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  4. I know this sounds stupid, but I wish I had a table to write my posts on as well. My tiny tiny desk in my room is too far away to get decent wifi, so I always improvise or just write on the couch in the living room and it’s not ideal.

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  5. My favourite thing about book blogging is the number of bookish friends I’ve found who seem to understand what I go through! I don’t review every book that I read, only the good ones and the ones I really feel like reviewing. Lol, I’m moody 😝

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  6. oh this is such a fun tag, I loved reading your answers 🙂 I never write my blog posts on a table haha, usually it’s on my favorite spot in the couch haha. I have to agree with you about finding balance, even if I don’t have bookstagram, I always have the hardest time finding balance between blogging and real life and planning out and everything else. It’s a complicated, time-consuming hobby, but it’s also very rewarding 🙂
    Lovely post 🙂 x

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  7. omg you are so professional and organized!! posting four times a week, writing at a desk, reviewing everything straightaway…….teach me your ways

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  8. This post makes me want to get back into book blogging as I’ve been more active on my bookstagram account lately. But think I will start book blogging again.
    One thing I’m wondering about. Where should I share my posts? Not many bother to click the url in bio on Instagram, so wondering where do you connect with other book bloggers and readers? 🙂

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    1. For me, besides WordPress, I find Twitter to be very helpful. Taking part in blogging memes has helped me find more blogs and boosted interaction. It really all comes down to interaction! 🙂 I hope this helped!

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  9. Love this tag because I got to learn more about you Cam! OMG you are very productive and organized! WTG!

    I also find it hard to balance social media, with writing the posts and I used to find the YA the popularity overwhelming at times too! But that also passed too 🙂 especially since I have been reading YA since I can remember 🙂

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  10. This is such a great tag! I totally agree with you that the hardest thing about blogging is balancing different social media platforms. There have been times I’ve been so overwhelmed because I’m not where I want to be/posting as often as I should, but once I step back, take a break, and clear my head I remind myself that it’s my blog and I can post what I want and when I want.

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  11. Great tag and great answers! I love the book blogging community and this is a great way to get to know each other better. You are juggling so many social media platforms – I have yet to be a proper blogger in that sense.

    Discussion posts are some of my favourite posts too, although I rarely write any, but love reading and especially seeing the interaction in the comments.

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