Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
This week’s topic is: Top Ten Blogging Confessions
1) I sometimes wish my blog were ‘bigger’. Not for the popularity or access to ARCs but because I would love to have more people to talk about books to. The nice thing about being a smaller blog is you have a pretty steady group of comments who you feel like you know. You might have similar taste so when you discover a new book, you get excited to talk to them about it. Or when you read a book that you discovered through them, you can’t wait to talk to them about the book. I have that going on with several people but I’m greedy and would love that type of relationship with more bloggers/readers.
2) I’m not overly concerned with review copies or ARCs. When I first started blogging 3 years ago, the idea and appeal of review books was really new and appealing. I couldn’t believe people wanted me to review their books. The magic has started to waver a bit when I realized if I accepted every book pitched to me, I’d never have time to read the books I want to.
3) My NetGalley ratio is 100%. I’m not overly concerned with ARCs but occasionally there are times where I will request book for review. I have really good self control so I only request books I’m super, duper excited for and know I want to read and review.
4) I wish I was a better commenter. Some bloggers are really great commenters. They know how to write meaningful comments that show they’ve actually read your post and put some thought into the comment. Those types of comments always give me warm fuzzy feelings. I wish I could write those types of comments. My comments tend to be not so awesome. Maybe it’s tied to being shy but I feel I get tongue tied and not know what to say.
5) Very, very few people in my life know that I blog. I like having something that’s just for me though.
6) Scheduling posts is the only way this blog is still running. Discovering how to do that was a life saver. If I had to write posts and then post them each day, the blog would be pretty much dead. I love that I have several weeks worth of posts scheduled at anytime. It takes all of the pressure of blogging off. I have time to read at a leisurely pace and create interesting posts when they come to me.
7) I wish I reread books more. Between working in a library and running a book blog, there are so many awesome books I want to read. I’ll never have time to get to them. I feel like I’m ‘neglecting’ those to-be-read books when I read something I’ve read before. I reread books fairly often before blogging so I miss that feeling.
8) I don’t mind DNFing books. I don’t do it often but I know when something isn’t working for me. Why push myself to read something I’m not enjoying?
9) Along the some lines, I like reading DNF ‘reviews’. I like to see what wasn’t working for another reader. Just because XYZ annoyed them doesn’t mean it will turn me away from the book. I find those types of reviews just as helpful as any other type of review.
10) I’m always on the look out for new ideas for posts. Sometimes the posts don’t do as well as I was hoping. Other times they go over better than I ever could have thought. It’s interesting seeing what my readers are interested in!