Let’s Talk Bookish: Do bloggers owe their readers and vice versa?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Discussions pertain to topics related to reading or books. Share your opinions, and spread the love by visiting other “Let’s Talk Bookish” posts.

Prompts: Do bloggers owe their readers anything? Do bloggers deserve anything from their readers? Do you think there’s a specific etiquette that bloggers/readers should follow when interacting? Do you as a blogger pressure yourself to provide certain things to your readers? Do you do certain things when you read a blog post? (Rukky)

This is an interesting question, one that I haven’t thought about. As a blogger, I don’t have expectations of my readers. I’m just happy they stopped by. If they “like” a post or choose to comment, it makes me happy because I like interacting with them. It’s nice to know that someone is reading my content.

As a blogger who likes to blog hop when I can, I usually “like” posts I read. I want to ensure the creator knows I visited and appreciated their content. I also like to comment when possible, especially if a post was meaningful to me.

While we don’t owe each other thing, can we all at least agree that common courtesy is implicit? Be nice, even if we disagree.

This was a question that had not crossed my mind before, but what about you? I’m curious if this is something you’ve thought about. What are your thoughts?

10 responses to “Let’s Talk Bookish: Do bloggers owe their readers and vice versa?”

  1. This is a question I do think about relatively often. Maybe I’ll answer this prompt on my blog soon, though probably not during the week it was asked, lol.

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    1. I’m so late with the reply! I’m so sorry! You cracked me up. I’m usually always late with prompts too.

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  2. Good answer. Mine will be up on Sunday.

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    1. Thanks! I’m doing some catching up so checking it out right now! 😀

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  3. Nice post! I agree, common courtesy is so nice. And, I’ve found book bloggers to be some of the most courteous and friendly people out there.

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    1. That’s definitely one of things I’ve been very thankful for. The community has been pretty great.

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  4. I’ve never thought about this before! I totally agree. I was never someone who liked posts or left comments before I became a book blogger just because it never really crossed my mind. Even now, I definitely appreciate when people do, but I never feel like my readers “owe” me anything other than common courtesy.

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    1. I completely feel like being on the other side as a blogger, has made me a better blog reader…except for right now as I catch up with comments and blog hopping. I’ll be hopping on over soon! 😀

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      1. I feel like I’m always behind on blog hopping 🙈🙈

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        1. I’m definitely behind as well.

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