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.
Update: Effective April 2022, Aria @ Book Nook Bits will be the new host for Let’s Talk Bookish! If you aren’t following her yet, good check out her blog and give her a follow!
APRIL 15: JOYS & PET PEEVES OF THE (BOOK) BLOGGING COMMUNITY (KRISTIN @ LUKTEN AV TRYKKSVERTE)
Prompts: What are some things you love about the blogging community? What are some things you dislike? When do you feel the most/least connected to the community? What are some things you’d like to see changed when it comes to blogging? Have there been any major changes in the community since you started to blog that you love?
Welcome to another week here at LTB at DTRH! It’s about to be Easter for those who celebrate it, and we are now halfway through April. The spring weather is finally starting to come around where I live, for which I am incredibly grateful. Today’s topic is certainly interesting and something that I hadn’t really thought about too much. I’m interested to see how the rest of you feel on this topic!
I’m still relatively new (if I can still say that) to the community so I haven’t really been through all the ups and downs of the journey. I love that everyone in the community that I have come across were really quite friendly. I’d say overall it’s a welcoming community and those who post and leave comments on others’ blogs have all been friendly and kind.
Currently I wouldn’t say I dislike anything. I guess sometimes it can be difficult to find new blogs to follow and I just don’t generally hear as much through the grapevine. It’s only when there’s a particular tag, community posts, or memes like LTB, where I actually get exposed to some of the other bloggers in our community. I guess I dislike that part of the community, where it feels like each is in its own little pocket, and expansion and reaching others can be difficult (at least in my opinion).
I feel pretty well connected to the microcosm community that exists for the subjects we connect on, which is great. Everyone is so supportive, and I think there really is a great bond that is created when there’s something that we all share in common. On the other hand, if there is a slight disconnect, then suddenly the gulf can feel pretty wide. Especially if there’s a trend catching on that you’re not into. That’s alright though, I don’t think the community is something you’re meant to connect to 100% of the time, just having the community and being a part of something is already a huge pro.
I guess I don’t have any huge comments on changes since I’ve joined, but it’s been a pleasure to meet you all and get to see what others love blogging about in return. I love that generally the community is moving much more towards an awareness of mental health, and the support that I’ve seen for people who are burning out (let’s face it, it’s been a long few years), and for those who are putting too much pressure on themselves has truly been heartwarming for me to see.
How do you all feel about the community? Are there more pros or cons? Anything you’d like to see changed? Please let me know in the comments below!