Book bloggers are fabulous creatures. (Especially when you get to subtly make fun of them.) And, being a book blogger creature myself, I thought some analysation was needed of how different people approach book blogging.
Although, before we jump in, question: Why do we still say “book blogging”? It takes so much time. Why hasn’t it been shortened to “bogging” yet? Or “bookogging”?
Anyway. Food for thought. You may continue reading.
1. The Once A Week Wonder
These bloggers are marvellous at quality content. They put up some of the juiciest posts you’ll read all week…and then they disappear into their mysterious world of Real Life to be fabulous. And leave you refreshing their blog hopelessly. THEY NEED TO POST MORE.
2. The Review Ruler
How about a review? Or three? Or six? The thing you keep asking is how the heck does this blogger read so many books?! They always have fresh reviews on the blog. Plus their reviews are detailed and interesting… If you say, “Hey have you read” there’s a 99% chance they’ll say, “Yep. Read it.” What wizardry do they use?
3. The Bookish Photographer
4. The Question Asker
5. The Organised Strategist
They put the rest of us to shame. How do they do it?! What time machine do they possess? But, honestly, they have their blog scheduled like 3 weeks in advance. They’ve got the right ARC reviews up. They’ve got posts for all the top linkups. They do blog hops and giveaways and tweet links and connect with everyone. While the rest of us get our post up 3 seconds before midnight…
6. The ARC Eater
Similar to the Organised Strategist, but this blogger has contacts. Not only do they know which books are coming out when, but they manage to land all the hot ARCs. (Are we jealous? Pfft. Of course not.) They get themselves to book expos and comic cons and author signings. They know the publicist by name.
7. The Fangirl
8. The Too-Awesome-For-This-Area Elitist
9. The Ideas Queen
10. The Omnipresent Master
This is the blogger you truly take your hat off to. They don’t post a million times a week, but they sure get around. They’ve already commented on a post before you get there. If they join in a linkup, they visit like every link. They visit your blog and answer comments and chat on twitter. In a word: friendly. In another word…are they stalking you? Just kidding.
Cait enjoys laughing. At books, or movies, or herself, or others (although, as Lemony Snicket says, you shouldn’t laugh at other people unless they’re wearing a really ugly hat, and then it’s okay to laugh). Currently she’s laughing at herself because she thought she could rewrite a 70K book before November. Bah hahaha. No. It’s not working out for her.