"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Book Confessions #1: Benefits/Tips to Book Blogging AND Book-tubing

Here it is! My first official "book confession"!

Today, I am sharing my thoughts on book blogging, booktubing and combing the two together. 
I also have a few tips too!
It's not much, but I hope it helps someone at least a little bit :) 

Be sure to share your thoughts, questions, suggestions, etc.
Thank you so much!!! 


  1. Some good points, Margie! If we all blogged the same it would be SO BORING! Different personalities and blogging styles makes it so much more fun!

    Rambling about rambling...LOL! Just teasing you :)
    I'm horrible about staying on topic too, which is why I have not tried booktubing yet. Plus, my living room is NEVER quiet enough for it! I also like doing more reviews as opposed to memes, but I've noticed that not as many people leave comments on my reviews. I always get comments on memes! Kinda weird. I enjoy reading reviews way more!
    Have a good week!

  2. I don't think you need to be one or the other. The great thing is that we're all SO DIFFERENT -- we should each do what makes us happy, and make our blogs what we WANT them to be, regardless of what we THINK we should do. And I like the mix between blogging and vlogging. It's also nice because you really get to know the blogger behind the blog -- it's nice to "meet" them.

    Ultimately, I think what you think -- a blog needs balance. I think that keeps people coming back, when you have a mix of things, but still let your personality shine. Like you said, if life gets in the way (which should always come first!), it's nice to have the option of promotional posts to keep content on the blog. And it's nice that you add your own personal touch -- I hate the cut and paste types of post. I like to SAY THINGS! So should everyone!

    The great thing about mixing it up, too, is that you can have the videos for people who like videos, and the writing for people who like the writing.

    Great vlog, Margie -- and some great advice!

  3. Love this post, Margie. I agree with you that your blog is your blog and that means you get to decide what you post. I, personally, love the balance of your blog. And I love that the videos have allowed me to feel as though I've gotten to know you a little bit better from afar. When I first started getting a blog following, I remember panicking about keeping the audience happy and posting what they liked to read, but then I realized that the beauty of a blog reader is that you can skip the posts you don't want to read, so it's best to post, as you said, what you're passionate about and what speaks to you. Great advice, Margie! Maybe one day I'll try the vlog thing... though please don't hold me to that. ;) xo

  4. I've only ever done book-tubbing for book hauls. I want to try a review sometime, but I don't know what I'd say! do you write down what you're going to say word for word before a video or do you just have topics and wing it? What do you book-tube about? I actually had no idea that book-tubbing was so big until I saw the videos on your blog (like FridayReads). Love the advice. It's been my mantra this month since I've been crazy busy that it's my blog and I'll do what I want. I think you rock at being both - a book-tubber and a blogger :)


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