Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week, here’s my…
Top Ten Blogging Confessions…
I went through a blog-tour craze in the early months of my blog.
I wanted content, content, and more content for my blog so I signed up to all these book tour companies. I still have most of my days booked with blog tours but I am learning to temper this down. I wanted to add more discussion posts so I’m currently brainstorming on topics that I want to talk about on the blog.
NetGalley and Edelweiss approval/disapproval make or break me, for like 24 hours.
I get slightly depressed and sad whenever I don’t get approved for an eARC, especially the books that I’m dying to read now and won’t get published for another 2 to 3 months. The opposite can be said for whenever I get approved. Let’s just say I do a happy dance every time. But almost always in my head. 🙂
I feel bad (like I-betrayed-them bad) when I don’t get to reply to all the comments on my blog.
I read them all but if I’m really pressed for time, I’d rather go to their blogs to comment back instead of replying to their comments on mine.
I used to always write my post a day or two before my schedule.
Now, I am learning to write my posts in advance so I just have to click on that Publish button when it’s my schedule already. I’m still not sure how I can schedule my posts to go live on the right day and time.
I totally fan-girl and squeal (at least in my mind) whenever a favorite author of mine likes my review or post or just replies back to my tweets.
Or when they offer me eARCs of their soon-to-be-released and I’m like, yes, please, give them to me, thank you. The feeling is nothing short of awesome.
I used to do my reviews without structure, where I basically just say whatever I want to say about the book.
And my reviews back then are long. Now, I still say whatever I want to say about the book but I divide my reviews into four parts: the story in a nutshell, what worked for me, what didn’t work for me, and my over-all take on it. It’s easier for me to write my reviews this way.
I try to keep my reviews relatively short.
I try to limit it to 5 – 6 paragraphs in total because I sometimes feel like if I go on and on about it, readers would just get bored or discouraged by the long texts.
I experience blog-envy more often than I would want to be. LOL.
I can’t help thing, wow, why didn’t I think of that? or how do they come up with all these discussion topics? or where do they find time to make these kinds of posts? or how can they string these words, that I also know by the way, together and make it make more sense than I can? LOL.. green, I say to you, just green with envy sometimes.
I sometimes feel guilty about rating a book low or lower than what I initially thought the book would be.
But I know it has to be done and I always want to stay honest with myself and with fellow readers and bloggers even when a book is written by a favorite author.
I’d like my blog to stay purely as a book blog.
But I do want to blog about other things I love like music, movies, TV shows, etc. So I put up another blog titled ‘Crack-tastic Confessions
‘ where I talk about everything else other than books. Come visit me there if you’re not too busy. And forgive me for my shameless plugging!
There you go. My Top Ten Tuesday for this week. What are yours? Leave your link in the comment section and I will definitely check them out.