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Let’s Talk Bookish – Do you run a booktube? Why or why not?

Welcome to the another LTB in March, everyone! This is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky and Dani on their respective blogs, where we take community suggested topics about books/reading and discuss them and share our views!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where they discuss certain topics, share their opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts.

Prompt for March 12 (suggested by Dani):
I recently started a booktube, as I’ve been longing to for ages and it made me think – if you blog and booktube why do you do both? If you only blog why have you chosen blogging over booktubing? Do you think one format does certain things better than the other? Do you ever want to run a booktube if you don’t already?


Such an interesting prompt for today! I have never been much of a video editor, nor do I really like recording them, so booktubing has never really been in the cards for me. Editing blog posts just feels much more natural to me, having have finished drafts of posts, and working at my own pace just feels simpler on a blog.

I myself have never been really that brave to even start a blog, it is really only by joining Andge here that I truly got into blogging about three years ago. I must say I have massively enjoyed the experience so far, and am glad to have taken it up. For me personally, these kinds of things are more fun with a friend, or at least not alone, and in that sense it is probably easier for us to coordinate blog posts over coordinating videos.

I definitely think each media has their own advantages, and does different things better. That’s probably why some people have both a blog and booktube. I think it’s easier to scroll through blogs and blogposts, or search for specifics using the search bar. With videos, if certain content that you want to find is in the middle of a video and not explicitly in the title of the video, it may be harder for you to find. On the other hand, due to the nature of videos, it can be more interactive and engaging if done well.

Lastly, I doubt I would ever want to commit to running a booktube. Especially on top of the blog, I just don’t think I could handle it. Kudos to all of you out there who do it though, keep up the great work with your content! I think the beauty of this community is in the fact that we can choose to express ourselves however we want, and so many options exist for us to choose from.


What made you all start your blog or booktube? If you don’t do either, why not? Let me know in the comments below!

7 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Do you run a booktube? Why or why not?”

  1. Great post! I’m torn with this issues. As much as I would love to do booktubing, I can’t stand my voice on audio. lol That said, I’ve come close to taking that step quite often but I wonder if it would take time away from the content I create on my website. Maybe make the videos specific, short and sweet? Or you could could upload the videos to their website for a bigger audience. Hmm…

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    1. I think everyone hates the sound of their own voice in a video – at least I know I do. I think starting with short and sweet videos could be an easy stepping stone into booktubing, and if it turns out you like it, you could always make longer videos. Let me know if you give it a try!

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  2. Great discussion! Doing both blog and youtube would cost so much time!
    And you´re right, it is way easier tofind things on blogs compared to in videos!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  3. Booktubing definitely takes up more of my time than blogging, but I enjoy doing both. I also like that it allows me to connect with more communities! That said, book blogging is my home. It’s where I got my start and its the place I most want to stay.

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    1. Thanks for suggesting the topic! It’s certainly interesting to get everyone’s perspectives on these different platforms, and why we choose to do what we do. Either way I’m glad everyone gets a way to express themselves for sure! Even though I’m relatively new to blogging, I also enjoy it immensely, and don’t see myself giving up on it any time soon.

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