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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BBAW 2012 :: What does book blogging mean to you?

As a part of Book Blogger Appreciation Week I have been asked ...

What does book blogging mean to you?

What does book blogging mean to me? Well the first thing that comes to my mind is promotion! It's about spreading the word about the book you’re into or the latest book coming out by either your favorite author and/or an indie author. Over the years I have grown into this belief because as you can tell from most people's book rating on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, etc that everyone has their own opinion about what makes a good novel and what was good/bad about the novel they most recently read. There is NO WRONG answer. Therefore, the best way I feel to review a novel is by saying what I think about the novel while promoting it as much as I can with whatever I can find for my post. This has made my reviews on the longer side because I want to get everything in, yes that even means if I give the novel 1 out of 5 stars. Just because I might have not liked the novel doesn't mean someone else would. So I do my best to show the good and the bad if I didn't like a novel and the good and the even better when I do like a novel!! =0)

Here are a few examples of what I mean ...


  1. That's an interesting answer! I think of blogging as a way of getting down my thoughts on a book. I don't think of myself as a promoter because my blog is really small and I tend to read books that are quite well known already - I look to others to find me hidden gems! But I suppose you never know who is reading your blog and getting recommendations from you.

    1. I agree ... I usually use my blog to get my thoughts down too. But even though I don't have many followers on my blog I know I have quite a few foot traffic so I try my best to tell my opinions while having an open mind. However, I'll admit sometimes that's not always easy to say. Yet I don't like it when you post your opinion of a book and someone gets into an argument with you over it. Which is why I have turned my blog into the way it is. *shrug* Thanks for commenting! =0)

  2. What you said about someone maybe liking a novel you didn't is so true. I think that's why I sometimes struggle with negative reviews. I try to highlight the positive too. I've also found that sometimes reading someone else's negative review interests me more in the book. So, you really never know!

    1. I agree about struggling with negative reviews ... mostly for me I only post a review that I feel adamant with my views of the book.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. Promotion is a great adjective to describe blogging...I also love your blog. NEW FOLLOWER.

    To me blogging is all about the wonderful bloggers who make it happen.

    Stop by to see my post if you like.

    Have a fun day.

    Silver's Reviews

    1. Thanks for the kind words and for becoming a new follower!! =0)


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