Let’s Talk Bookish: The Evolution of Book Blogging

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:  How long have you been blogging, and how has the book blogging community changed since you started? Do you think it’s been a positive or negative change? What do you think the future of blogging will be? Would you want to keep blogging even if blogging becomes very “old school” and isn’t really done anymore?(Rukky @ Eternity Books Review)

I still consider myself fairly new to the scene although I am currently nearing a full two years of blogging. Because I’m only in year two and I haven’t been able to blog hop as much, I’m not sure how the community has changed. I might be more helpful a few years from now.

Social media is always evolving. In many ways blogging is already considered “old school.” With the emphasis on visual content like images and videos, both consumers and content creators have already migrated toward these more visual platforms. While blogging remains my main platform, I’ve also recently become more active on Instagram. I might not post as often but it’s simple to scroll and admire all the pretty pictures. It’s a lot harder to do that with blogs. Additionally, I recently noticed that an author or two I’ve signed up to provide ARC reviews for no longer include blogs or blog links in their forms. It was rather startling at first, but not exactly surprising. As consumers veer toward more visual content, blogs may not hold as much sway anymore.

Do I intend to keep blogging? I started blogging for the purpose of expressing my views on books as well as interacting with others who enjoy reading. As long as I can keep doing that and enjoy it, I imagine I’ll be blogging for a long while.

What your thoughts? Do you think you’ll still blogging years from now?

3 responses to “Let’s Talk Bookish: The Evolution of Book Blogging”

  1. Wow. I love your answer to this. I’ve been at a crossroads regarding book blogging. Nothing else I’ve tried has given me as much joy though. It does seem old school, but it’s the best choice for me. I’m glad you’re going to stick around. 😉


  2. I haven’t been blogging long either, but it does seem the future is in social media. But, I like blogging better, so I think I’ll stick around too.


  3. i’ve only been blogging for a year, but i took a 3 year gap after blogging for several years before that. it’s always changing. it’s definitely not what it was when i started many years ago.

    i find that it’s not as popular as it once was but the community has grown nicer as it’s gotten smaller.


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