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The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XXX


We are a group of three book bloggers situated on different continents but brought together by our love for books and a penchant for talking about them. We’ve joined our forces to create a collaborative series of posts about book blogging and we hope you’ll enjoy the discussions.

BOOK REVIEWS BY DI - Di Hewlett




What is one thing you’d like to see more of in the book blogosphere?


Uma says...
I 100% agree with Amy on this one! I’d love to see more bloggers speak out about the topics they feel passionate about. I know the blogosphere is a wonderful place to be and most of us are also afraid to post about controversial topics and unpopular opinions. I myself have been very hesitant about posting unpopular reviews or talking about controversial bookish topics so I honestly understand the fear about it. But all those who read this blog, if you’ve been planning to write such a post, let me know when you do! I’ll get there at your post to show my support!

Amy says...
Like Di says, this is a tough one because the blogging community is already so amazing. The support and positive community is incredible, and there is such a sense of “we're all in this together.” I truly love that.

But I guess I would like to see more confidence among bloggers - especially when it comes to posting about controversial topics. I'd like more bloggers to “speak out”, so to speak, and then for polite, orderly discussions to happen. That would be great.


What is one thing you’d like to see less of in the book blogosphere?



Uma says...
I’m gonna agree with my squad members and say #bloggerinsecurities. ALL OF YOUR BLOGS ARE AWESOME MY DEARIES!! Don’t ever doubt that. It makes me so sad when some bloggers stop blogging because they feel no one is reading their content or their blogs aren’t good enough. I’ve been through that myself when I first started blogging and would see so many big bloggers getting ARCs, doing interviews with bestselling authors, and have so many followers and comments! Truth is, we bloggers ought to be comfortable being who we are and be patient while we grow. The blogosphere is such a wonderful place to make friends from all around the globe so let’s enjoy the experience rather than making it feel like a chore!

Amy says...
This ties to the first question and is also really hard to answer! But I agree with Di: it's easy for us to feel like we aren't good enough, that we'll never be as good as some other reviewer, that our posts will never be as well written…

No! Do not think that! (And I'm talking to myself here most of all). Blogging should never be about competition. You should be comfortable and proud of your content, and if you aren't, cut yourself some slack and let yourself grow. Do not beat yourself up.


Because we all LOVE book bloggers, name 5 blogs you think everyone should visit.



Uma says...





Dani at Perspective of a Writer has one of the most gorgeous blog designs I’ve ever seen and I LOVE her non review posts so much! She’s a brilliant writer and I love her About Me page so much!


Camillea at Camillea Reads along with having a gorgeous name also has a gorgeous blog! I love her non review posts too. She has such great thoughtful discussion posts I’m really enjoying!


I’ve been visiting Readers in Wonderland for a while now but Bec deserves special mention for her absolutely gorgeous bookish pictures and her fun book posts! I love how she so many of “5 reasons to read this book” posts that are so fun!


Tasya at The Literary Huntress has a pretty neat blog with great reviews! Also she loves Supernatural, food and she’s also a science student like me! Yay Tasya!!



Vera and Ruzi at The Regal Critiques are amongst my favorite book bloggers! Their reviews rock and they both have such a sassy way of writing that I love! Also fellow diverse bloggers!!



Amy says...


 
Audrey’s blog isn’t actually a book blog - it’s a writing blog. But I honestly think it’s one of the best blogs I have ever come across. Every post is a thoughtful, unique piece of art, and Audrey always has something profound and inspiring to say.

I adore Emily’s book blog. Her non-review posts are always so thoughtful and unique, and her whole blog is so clean, neat, and user-friendly.

Kyra’s blog is beautiful. It’s so pink and fangirlish, and her reviews are always whole-hearted, passionate, and looking for the positives.

I love Genni’s blog so much! Her reviews are to the point and easy-to-read, and her non-review posts are always so colourful and fun.

Tanya’s blog is amazing. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but her reviews are excellent and the comments she leaves on other blogs are always so thoughtful and genuine.



To see my answers make sure to visit the other collab posts!
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