I’m sure you’ve heard of this statement at least once in your life when you venture in the blogging community: Blogging is time-consuming. Like, really time-consuming. All that free time you have now? Well, once you start book blogging, you can expect all that free time to disappear if you want to be a frequent poster. Unlike what most people that doesn’t blog think, blogging does not come easy.
Most of the time I use to blog is used by me thinking of new ideas and new posts to write. Writing book reviews is the easiest part of blogging for me – I almost always know what I want to write about the book and how to express myself, although sometimes, I have to make things a little less crazy sounding so you guys can understand what I’m trying to say. A Kelly nerd fact: Sometimes I plan the exact words to write in my review while I am still reading the book. Taking notes while reading helps a lot with this. I can guarantee you this: once you start taking notes, writing book reviews would be at least 25% easier for you.
While a lot of people find writing discussion posts easier than writing up book reviews, writing discussion posts are one of the hardest parts of book blogging for me. Sometimes, I have no idea what topic I should write about for a discussion post. At other times, I have tons of discussion post ideas, but once I put it all down on paper, the post ends up being way too short, kind of like this one. I sometimes cheat a little with discussion posts; to expand them and to make them longer, I add a GIF.
The hardest part of book blogging in my opinion is thinking of new never been done before ideas. It’s hard to stand apart from the crowd, especially when every single new idea you’ve thought of have been done before. I always admire the people who come up with never been done before ideas. How do you guys come up with never done before ideas? Please excuse me while I rack my brains, trying to think of new ideas.
How about you? What’s the easiest part of book blogging for you and what is the hardest part of book blogging for you? Do you have trouble coming up with new ideas? I want to know!