Every few months somethin happens in the book blogging world where there’s this zeitgeist of panic that bloggers aren’t “doing enough.” People worry they’re not posting enough, comment enough, they don’t have the right social media outlets, a whole bunch of worries.
And I understand where they’re coming from! I have worried about those same things, over and over again, until finally I figured out the secret. Here it is: I am not obligated to do things I don’t want to do just because other bloggers do it, and just because they do something doesn’t mean I have to do it, too.
It’s one thing to go into blogging with the mentality that it’s a business and you’re going to the top; if that’s your thing then go for it!
But blogging is my hobby, and hobbies are supposed to be fun, and I do NOT have to worry myself to death about the following:
1. Posting on a schedule.
2. Reading on a schedule.
3. Making money with ads/affiliates.
4. ARCs: getting them and/or reading them.
5. How many hits and/or comments each post gets.
6. If I’m posting too many reviews/not enough reviews/things other than reviews/etc..
So now it’s your turn:
Do what you can whenever you can! If you want to do a thing, do it. If you don’t want to do a thing, don’t do it.
Most of all, be kind to yourself. Would you yell at a fellow blogger for not posting 5x a week? No? Then don’t yell at yourself, either.
Hugs for everyone, because y’all are awesome and ilu!
This seems like a good time to mention the Book Blogger Love-a-thon which is happening February 21-22. Join up and spread the love!