Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers "confess" and vent about topics that are unique to us. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.
Just keep it respectful - no bashing authors or other bloggers! If you want to participate just grab our button and include it in your post with a link to either Midnyte Reader or For What It's Worth. We will be providing a linky at the end of our posts so people can "hop" to see all the participants answers.
Question: How long do you see yourself blogging for? Do you think it's ok for a blog to evolve over time? For example: You may have started out as a book review blog but now your interest is in cooking as well. Do you incorporate that or start over?
As long as it stays fun. I expect to last at least this year and maybe next. Then I’ll have to reassess. I’m not sure what the blog will look like at that stage.
I still love to read but I’m reading more books for fun now because reviewing sucked the joy out of it for me. So that obviously makes for less scheduled posts and reviews.
There might be more personal posts, definitely more music, maybe more movie reviews. I don’t really know but I’m just going to go where the blog takes me.
I think my blog name and description is fairly neutral and can carry over to whatever I blog about in the future. Oddly enough, I never meant For What It’s Worth to be a book review blog. It was supposed to be about a little bit of everything. I do want to simplify my design. It feels too book-ish to me right now even though I love my header.
I noticed that a lot of bloggers are burning out and I would much rather they blog about what they love – even if that means less reviews – than quit blogging all together. I love book reviews but I follow blogs more because of their voice so it wouldn’t matter to me what they were blogging about (within reason of course).
We have an extra Monday this month and thought we’d address some hot topics in the book blogosphere. Pick one – or answer them all! It’s up to you. If a new crisis hits by then (& it probably will lol) feel free to address that as well.
PLEASE remember that this meme is to vent NOT bash. Keep it civil please & thank you
~Amazon buys Goodreads (Find the announcement here) DO you think this is a good thing for readers – or is Amazon the devil? Will this move effect you? Will you be leaving Goodreads?
~ The death of Google Reader As Google continues to phase out it’s less popular products, bloggers were scrambling to find a new reader platform to follow their favorite blogs. What have you switched to for a reader?
The big fear though is the loss of Google Friends Connect. How are you preparing if indeed GFC is discontinued? How many subscriber options are too many to offer your followers? What ones are the most popular on your blog?
~ What do we owe authors? I read this interesting post the other day. An author had tweeted that if you get all your books from the library it deprives an author of income, another suggested using this fun little graphic to help readers spread the word about a book they love.
What are your thoughts on this? Do they have a point? Do they go too far in expecting readers to only buy their books at indie bookstores, avoid Amazon or expecting readers to go forth and publicize their book after a purchase?