Friday, May 27, 2011

Armchair BEA: Blogging About Blogging

For the last and final day of Armchair BEA, we're blogging about blogging. While I'm new to book blogging, I'm not new to blogging. There are several rules that I've always blogged by that I follow when I'm book blogging.

1. Be who you are: One thing I can definitely say is that I would rather be a first rate version of myself rather than a second rate of someone I claim to be. My writing is honest and will always be.

2. Honesty is the best policy: If I don't like something, I'm not going to pretend like I do. As far as book blogging goes, I'm blogging for readers. If I don't like a book, I'm going to tell the readers that I don't like a book.

3. It's okay not to post if you don't have anything to say: I'm a pretty talkative person most of the time but if I don't have something engaging to write about, I'm not going to just fill the space.

4. Connect, connect, connect: Blogging is a way to communicate with other like minded people. Blogs should start conversations. I want to connect with others! Reach out!

What are the blogging rules you live by?


  1. Amen to #3. I'll forgive a blog for (relatively) infrequent posts. But not for wasting my time.

  2. I try to keep my blogposts short! I feel that every blogger says something that means something to them, even if the reader feels it's boring. I do my best to be honest and try to relate to the blogger. I <3 making friends!

    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
    YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

  3. I like what you say about being honest and blogging for the readers. I agree! I find myself wrestling sometimes with being "nice" to the author (whether or not they even have a clue my blog exists!) or with telling the truth about how I felt about the book. Telling the truth always wins (because I'm with you... I'm blogging for the readers), but sometimes I feel bad

  4. @Sarah Yes! I'd much rather read infrequent but really well thought out posts instead of space fillers.

  5. @Elizabeth Mueller I do think people have a tendency to pay more attention to shorter blog posts as well!

  6. @JP I try to look at it this way: if I'm honest and give a negative review and the author by some slim chance happens upon my blog, I would hope they'd appreciate my honesty and maybe it'll help them in future writing!


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