For What It's Worth

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Blogger Meme!

Blogging has been one of my most rewarding experiences. I've been able to share my opinion and meet wonderful people.

However, after two years of reading & reviewing I hit a slump. A reading slump, a reviewing slump and a blogging slump.

Luckily I have Tiger from All-Consuming Books to talk to about all things blogging. Honestly, if I didn't have her (and many other blogger friends) to vent to I probably would have quit blogging this year. I came this close. When I mentioned it on Twitter, other bloggers were so relieved to hear that someone else was going through the same thing as them.

Tiger and I thought it might be time to start a meme to discuss some of the frustrations that are unique to book bloggers. What happens when the hobby you love becomes more of a chore?

We're introducing a meme called "Book Blogger Confessions"

On the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month we'll be discussing a topic that effects book bloggers and give you a chance to vent, share your opinion or offer a solution.

One thing this meme isn't is a way to bash other bloggers or authors. Everyone can blog however they like. It's your blog. Book Blogger Confessions is just a way to shine a light on the things that affect us all but we might be reluctant to admit to otherwise.

If you want to participate just grab our button and include it in your post with a link to either Tiger's All Consuming Media or For What It's Worth. Once your post is up feel free add a link to our post.

Alternately, you can comment on our posts once they are up.

For non-bloggers feel free to comment and let us know if there is something we could do better regarding that weeks topic.

Feel free to give us topic suggestions in the comment section!

I think we lose a lot of good bloggers each year to burn out. It's our hope that through this meme we can all find suggestions and support to help ride out those times.

Past Book Blogger Confessions Topic links:

Upcoming Topics:

March 5th: Let's talk about a positive aspect of blogging! How has blogging influenced your real life in a positive way? (not related to books or reading) Have you learned to be organized or are you more social now for example?

March 19th: Everyone LOVES that book! Why don't I? How do you handle being the one reviewer who doesn't like a book that's taking the blogosphere by storm? Do you write a review? Pretend you didn't read the book?

Thank you to Sandy from Scribing Shadows for making our meme button.


  1. This is a great idea, I'll definitely be joining! :)

  2. Wow guys, this is such a great new meme!
    I've been recently been close to hitting a blogging stump. I've becoming too stressed by how much work blogging takes. I think this meme would be a great chance to vent and talk it out!
    Yay! I'm so looking forward to doing this! :D

  3. I LOVE this idea! I'm going to try and participate if I can come up with something worth posting ;) It will be interesting to read everyone's answers!

  4. Oh, and I forgot to add I'm really glad you decided to continue blogging, as I enjoy visiting your blog! :)

  5. @Daisy - thanks! :-) I hope you participate. There isn't a right or wrong answer. I think we all feel this way at some point and it will be great to share.

    @Maria @Guen I'm glad you think it's a great idea. Feel free to offer topic suggestions.

  6. It's a great idea. I've been in a slump lately.

  7. What a great idea! I'm going to use this as a way to find out what I should keep in eye out for as time goes one. An congratulations on having a meme!!!

  8. Great idea :) Cos yes every yea I see some stop blogging

  9. Awesome idea! Keeping up the balance between blogging, school, and writing (AND maintaining an actual life with straight-As) has been terribly difficult...So I've wanted to stop for a while, too. Thanks for the meme! :D

  10. Wow! Great meme. I will definitely be joining. :) I'm so glad you didn't give up.

  11. I really like this idea! I am really looking forward to reading what everyone else has to say, and getting to know some other bloggers!

  12. This is a great idea! I'm very excited to see what everyone has to say.

  13. Great idea and I am sure many bloggers feel the same way too.

  14. This is a wonderful idea!! I have been blogging for almost a year now and the last month i've been avoiding anything blog related because it became so stressful. I'm keep reminding myself that I started blogging because I love books it's suppose to be fun :)

    Hebah from

  15. I get this burn-out feeling sometimes, too, but from a writer standpoint. I need to write but keep up with the current books coming out at the same time, and sometimes it takes the fun out of it. But I'm so glad you guys are out there blogging, because I'll hit a reading slump, go to my favorite blogs & find something new to read that gives me that love for reading again.

  16. I have a topic suggestion: Does "knowing" an author (chatting, tweeting, etc) affect your ability to write a wholly objective review?

  17. @Andrea - That's a great topic. I added it to the list!