Wednesday, 15 April 2015
7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Book Blog
So you already know how to start a book blog. But why should you? Here I'll give you 7 reasons why you should start a book blog!
1. Free books – Duh, why else would anyone blog about books other than to get free stuff. In reality, although it looks like everyone’s swimming in ARC’s it takes a lot of work to get to the point where you can consistently get free books. Don’t do it for the freebies. Of course getting a book here and there is a nice perk but often you’re expected to write a review in exchange, so it isn’t completely free.
2. Getting you opinion out there – Reading other peoples reviews are fun but it’s nice to get the opportunity to share your own opinion and see what people think. Do you hate a book that people love? Do you love a book that people hate? Then tell me about it, not only that but you can even help people find a new book to read. Many of the books I read are recommendations from other bloggers and I find the easiest way for me to stay up to date with new and popular releases is through looking at other blogs.
3. You’ll make friends – Book bloggers are some of the friendliest people I’ve met. They like to help each other out and give each other tips on how to improve. Not only that but they are generally good at having different opinions and remaining amiable. You didn’t like that book that I gave 5 stars? It’s cool, we’re still friends. I know that obviously these don’t apply to every blogger out there book I’d like to think that book bloggers, as a whole, are a pretty friendly bunch.
4. You’re a writer – I’ve noticed that the book blogging and writing communities often overlap because naturally many writers like to read and readers like to write. If you’re a reader and a writer then book blogging is a great way to get connected with both communities.
5. Discussions! – I love discussions. They’re just so fun to take part in. You can start you own or join in someone else’s but everyone has an opinion and it’s fun to see what everyone else thinks. You don’t necessarily need a blog to join in a discussion but being a blogger means you can ask your readers questions that you want to hear answers to.
6. Blogging beyond books - Who says you can only blog about books? Books are just one thing that you like. What about film, TV, music. You can blog about you daily life, maybe something happened that you want to tell us about. Books are great but don’t feel restricted because it’s called a book blog. Write about whatever you want, that’s what makes everyone’s blog different and interesting.
7. It’s fun – Okay, obviously it’s a lot of hard work. But it’s so worth it. When someone leaves a comment telling me that they liked my article or review or when I get an email telling me that I helped someone find a new book to read it makes me feel good. You only have to work as hard as you want to so everything is on your own terms. If you love reading books then I’d give it a shot.