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.
MARCH 25: THE EVOLUTION OF BOOK BLOGGING (RUKKY)
Prompts: How long have you been blogging, and how has the book blogging community changed since you started? Do you think it’s been a positive or negative change? What do you think the future of blogging will be? Would you want to keep blogging even if blogging becomes very “old school” and isn’t really done anymore?
Welcome to Spring everyone! Though it doesn’t feel like it yet necessarily, we’re already on the last week of March LTB here at DTRH. Today’s topic is from one of our very own hosts, Rukky!
I’ve only been blogging here since around fall of 2018, if I remember correctly. Time flies though! I remember being super new, not even really knowing how WordPress works, and now a lot of things are just muscle memory. I’ll forever be grateful to Andge who brought me on board, because book blogging is something that I was always interested in, and to come onto a completed site and not have to build anything from scratch was such a blessing.
That kind of answers the next prompt, but I definitely think it’s a positive addition to my life. Sure it adds a bit of time here and there, but in a good way it also adds structure to my life, and also keeps me in communications with Andge. Building something together (or even alone) has always been an exciting challenge, and seeing the fruits of your labour is also just something that keeps me going. So extra work or not, it’s definitely a good addition to my life.
Because I’m relatively new (am I?) to the scene, I really don’t have huge predictions for the trend of how blogging is going. I think it will continue to be around. After all, it’s a community that continues to grow, or at least ebb and flow. As long as there are people interested, I think it will remain around. Even if people stop, I think they’d have to move it elsewhere (e.g. another platform/media), as I believe there will always be booklovers and a community for them online.
I think partially I do book blogging for myself. While yes we try to come up with good content for the audience here, a part of it really is also to track my own progress, and also a place for self-expression. Even if blogging becomes “old school,” unless no one is reading it, I believe we’d still be posting fairly regularly! And if not, then maybe less pressure on ourselves. In that case, I would probably want to transform the blog into something of a personal library…
What do you all think about blogging? Here to stay? Or quickly fading? Would you all keep blogging if there wasn’t as much community?