I’ve been thinking about this post for a while now – whilst I seem to have gathered a bit of a following on here (no idea why over 600 of you are following me!), I am a categorically terrible book blogger.
- Forgetfulness – I have an absolutely awful memory. I often have to look at other people’s Goodreads reviews to remember what has happened and what the characters’ names were (this is my downfall in particular). And then I get down into a rabbit hole of reading other people’s reviews, and soaking up what they think about it rather than what I thought about the book!
- Scheduling. I often get an idea for a blog post and then write it up months later once the impetus to write it is completely gone (which is what I have done with this blog post!) But related to that, I don’t tend to review books as soon as I’ve finished them, which is what I definitely should do.
- Netgalley is my enemy. I am so, so bad at keeping up to date with Netgalley. (Don’t get me started on Edelweiss, I don’t understand that particular website.) I’m still recovering from when I went on a requesting spree and requested ALL THE BOOKS. My feedback percentage is woefully bad. And this links to:
- ARCS. Getting ARCs read and reviews written on time is absolutely impossible for me. I love getting ARCs, and I’m very lucky that I receive them, and I do want to read them before the book comes out, but I find it difficult to keep on track with all of them. If you have a method for how to keep on top of ARCs and their publication dates, let me know!
- And this is because I’m a mood reader. Even if I have an ARC that desperately needs to be read, if I’m not in the mood, it just isn’t going to happen. And I don’t force myself to read books that I’m not in the mood for, because I’ll judge them unfairly and write a more negative review than if I had just waited until I was in the mood.
What about you? What things do you do that make book blogging difficult?