Book Blogger Confessions: Blogging

April 15, 2013 Book Blogger Confessions 14

Book Blogger Confessions is hosted by For What It’s Worth and Midnyte Reader. On the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month they will pose a question for book bloggers to answer and discuss.




How long do you see yourself blogging for? Do you think it’s ok for a blog to evolve over time? For example: You may have started out as a book review blog but now your interest is in cooking as well. Do you incorporate that or start over?


I want to say I’ll blog forever, but I know that’s not very realistic, so instead I’ll say I have no plans to stop. I hope that I never lose my love for blogging.

I think its natural for blogs to evolve over time and I have no problems when blogs I follow cover other things besides books. It’s your blog so you should write about whatever you want to write about. I follow quite a few blogs that I consider eclectic and I love them just as much as I love blogs that are exclusively about books.

It’s just my opinion, but I do think that if you are going to completely change your focus (e.g. you were exclusively a book blog and now you are going to be exclusively a food blog) that you should do a post to give your readers heads up rather than just suddenly switching. For me I would just like to know that I’m going to be seeing different content so I don’t wonder why I started to follow a food blog!


14 Responses to “Book Blogger Confessions: Blogging”

    • Kimberly

      I don’t want to put a timeline on my blog either. And while at this time I can’t picture my blog ever changing, that doesn’t mean that it won’t ever change. I’d have to probably change my name though as it’s not exactly a universal blog name. ;)
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  1. Roberta R.

    Quote: “I want to say I’ll blog forever, but I know that’s not very realistic, so instead I’ll say I have no plans to stop. I hope that I never lose my love for blogging.”

    Very well said! I also agree on the focus thing, though personally I think I’d choose to open a new blog instead of turning my old one upside down. Anyway, identity is important to me. I mean that I feel the need for my blog to have a unique theme (though occasionally straying is not a crime of course), and I prefer blogs that have a focus.
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  2. Midnyte Reader

    I love how you worded that…you have no plans to stop. That’s such a positive statement! I agree that if you are totally switching gears you should state that on your blog. But sometimes I feel like not every person reads every post anyway. So maybe if someone did that they could put it in the header?

    And I’ve always said what you did – that it’s your blog and you should be able to do what you want.
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  3. ki pha

    So true. I too wonder sometimes why I choose to follow a blog if it’s not what I remember following. But then again, sometime I miss that post on their blog. ;)

  4. courtney

    Good answer. I never thought I would be able to walk away from my blog like I have these past few months. I’m hoping I can get into a more consistent pattern over the summer so that it doesn’t happen again. But it is just so hard to know.
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