This year I set myself the task of blogging once a week.
Well not quite because book blogging becomes difficult when you aren’t reading enough to make new content every week and it’s even more difficult when you haven’t been able to read much the past year.
So how do you talk about books when you don’t have time to read lots of books?
Here’s some ideas to get you started.
I’m going to kick straight off with the controversial one but we all have opinions so why not share them? The book world is never short of drama that you can offer your perspective on as evidenced by my blog here, here and here.
How to guides
I don’t know about you but I usually search the Internet because I’m looking for a solution to a problem. For example right now I’m looking for any content I can find on how to be successful on my latest venture: Pinterest. Being able to offer helpful information will always make your blog valuable. This can be on photography, content writing, best cameras for booktube, how to edit videos, how to organise your blogging activities and so much more.
I have blogged about attending VoyagerCon, YALC, Jay Kristoff signing in London and seeing Leigh Bardugo. I love doing these posts as they act almost as diary entries whilst also giving people who didn’t attend an idea of what the event was like. For these posts I’ve found it’s particularly important to remember the authors answers to any questions and any anecdotes. This is the information that will set your blog post apart and I’m guilty of not remembering enough of what authors said later!
Lists makes content easily consumable and you can pretty much make lists for anything remotely bookish. I’ve done lists for my favourite covers and book haulsto name a few. You could do lists for anything; favourite reading spots, favourite bookish merch shops, most disappointing reads, most anticipated releases, favourite ways to procrastinate reading. Thinking about your blog posts in terms of ordered lists will really help you come up with new ideas.
And if all else fails..
Ask the audience
I do this a lot recently because it’s always good to know why people read your blog and what content makes people click.
Let me know your favourite blog posts to write that aren’t focused on reviews below.