“Start a book blog,” she said. “It’ll be easy,” she said.
When I discovered the wonderful world of book blogging, I saw a sustainable way to revamp my blog. After all, I enjoy reading and I’m quite opinionated. How hard can it be?
When I revamped my poetry blog to a book blog I had enough content. There were my Goodreads reviews and a few others that lay in the archives. I had also finished reading a few books which gave me some extra content but that soon dried up. It dawned on me that writing a review is one thing, reading the books is a horse of a different color.
Then life happened. My schedule filled. I was reading bits and pieces of everything without actually finishing anything which wasn’t very productive. I needed a plan. I needed a schedule. Off I went in search of advice and tools to keep my book blogging dream alive.
Along the way, I’ve learned that my blog can’t survive on reviews alone – I don’t read that fast. I’m not a fan of weekly – or monthly – tags so I need something else. Something authentic.
This month, I’ll be introducing a few new segments.
- Behind the scenes: A look at my book blogging adventure. I’ll share tips, horror stories, and victories.
- My Poetry Corner: A weekly segment where I’ll review Poetry books. My current TBR pile has quite a few pre-release titles which I’m excited about. Also look out for reviews featuring work by South African poets.
- Fantasy Fridays: A weekly segment featuring reviews, opinions, and all things sci-fi and fantasy.
- Soul Food Sundays: A monthly segment with devotionals, bible studies, Christian fiction, and non-fiction. I read a lot of Christian literature and when I find something interesting I’ll share it here.
I’m looking forward to sharing this with you and I can’t wait to read your comments and suggestions.
From Cape Town with Love.
P.S. What discoveries have you made recently? Share in the comments below.