Monday, June 18

Book Blogger Confessions: Time Machine

Question for Monday June 18th:

We have created a blogging time machine! Pretend you can start over. Knowing what you know now about blogging – what do you wish you did differently when it comes to creating/running your blog?

. . . *stunned silence*. . .
. . . *cricket noises*. . .

Could it be? Are you serious? I get another chance! SWEET!!!

Alright, younger much less experienced me here is the deal:

Be strict in the books you choose to review
Don't force yourself through a book
Don't try to get an ARC, well maybe just that one
Don't do things just to get followers
Book reviews aren't important only giveaways(ignore - see above line)
Don't care if no one comments(see above line)
Don't buy that Kobo(eReaders are of the devil, not you Nook)
Ask the librarian to order books
Don't pass up the opportunity to meet her gypsy sister(charmed snake armlet)
Don't read scary books right before falling asleep(nightmares)
Don't watch Twilight right before falling asleep(frolicking nightmares)
Don't get sucked into envying other peoples' book stashes
Don't buy more books than you can chew, I mean read
Don't worry if no one agrees with your book obsession
Don't sign up for Klout(just not seeing a reason yet not to mention the stress)
Don't be afraid to talk to an author or blogger(they rarely bite)
Don't forget to wear that charmed snake armlet(see gypsy)
Stalking is not okay(Oh wait I only dreamed that incident)
Maybe consider picking a blog name that is a bit less of a mouthful(maybe)

Yep, just do what you want to do and don't worry. This is about you having fun with books. So have fun!

Anyway, thanks for the topic.


  1. Best advice ever! I really like the "don't force yourself to read a book" part because I've probably force-read 50 books in my time as a blogger, just to try to get a review out, and it was not worth it. I would have been a happier reader if hadn't done that. :-)

    Also, your Twilight-frolic nightmare sounds kind of awesome.

  2. LMAO I'm loving the answers this week.
    I'm really trying to get back to my early days carefree attitude about blogging.
    I'm not sure what we think is going to happen to us if we don't attain all these self imposed goals but I guess most of us still feel the pressure at one point.

  3. Nodding my head to all of these and Yes it should be fun and just get that 1 arc :)

  4. Haha this made me laugh. A lot of great words of wisdom I wish I had been told when I first started my blog. I still need to get over my fear of talking to authors and other bloggers in person.