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!