3 Tips For Book Bloggers

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 I’ve been blogging for four years now, ever since I was a junior in high school posting my AP lit book reports and poems. I am now a queer blogging about LGBTQIAP+ books and the occasional depressing life update.

Tip 1: Things Change 

 You might move to a library that doesn’t have the same books. You might discover things about yourself that compels you to seek out a certain type of book. Your pleasure reading might get overshadowed by your school reading. Your mental health might make it impossible to post in-depth reviews on a regular basis. And all of that’s ok! Your readers might miss the way things were, but they’re either see that this is more important or you’ll gain new readers that do. 

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Tip 2: Do What Makes You Happy!

 I used to think I’d become an environmental lawyer. I love nature, and I love arguing. But I had doubts. Would I be willing to sacrifice my writing for this? Someone gave a talk at my high school- she was a lawyer for a California community that struggled to get clean water. With her advocacy, they were able to get funding for water filters in private sinks. Afterwards I asked her about my dilemma and she said quite simply “Do what makes you happy!” 

 So I went to college and majored in Journalism, with a minor in Environmental Policy. And I loved it.

 Does your blog make you happy? Do the books you’re reading make you happy? Do you hate the books you read but love trashing them? 

Not that I support trashing books, but you do you.

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 Tip 3: Participate In The Community!

Do you feel like you’re screaming into the void or are you a part of a community? Online friends can be found through memes like I Heart Characters or Top Ten Tuesday. It’s ok if you only do it once and decide it’s not for you! It’s ok if you only do certain prompts that you like!

Why am I using so many Exclamation Points!!!

 You can also participate by blog hopping and leaving comments. It can make a writers’ day when it shows that you care and they made you think. Be wary of leaving “so interesting” comments- is it really that interesting or relatable if it didn’t spark a meaningful comment? Most blogs have a like button that conveys, well, that you like it. 

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What’s your #1 tip for blogging? 

Published by TanyX Goffy

I am an author, poet, and playwright. My current WIPs are a doppelganger Dark Academia and sad vampires. I blog about YA LGBTQIAP+ books, with the occasional straight person book for diversity. They/them Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2EVVFTZUX00P0?ref_=wl_share

7 thoughts on “3 Tips For Book Bloggers

  1. Brittany I think you hit my top 3 tips for blogging!!! (And I LOVE exclamation points!! hahaha) Anyway I think the secret to keep blogging is to change as things change for you. Don’t feel you have to stick with things that don’t give you joy. Because you’ve got to enjoy blogging to keep doing it. And I think having a community, even a small one really boosts your morale when you’re down. (See you hit them all!!) ❤️

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  2. I love this and all of your tips SO much. I’ve always been a little afraid of change, of changing my set schedule, doing a break or something like that, but… what matters the most is that we are enjoying ourselves and having fun and, if changing things up helps, we should do so, too and, if we need a break, it’s important to take it, too. And the community is the most wonderful, I love chatting with everyone so much 🙂

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