Having been in the blogosphere for a while now, I think I’ve encountered all kinds of bloggers now, and in my mind, I feel like I’ve categorised all these bloggers into seven categories. So, anyway, here’s my input into the types of bloggers you’ll find in the great big world of blogging. (And also, I kind of did this post coz I really, really wanted to use these super cute graphics from Freepik 😆) Leave a comment below telling me what category you think you belong to! (Oh, and by the way, please don’t take offence at anything I say. This post is for entertainment purposes only 😋)
We all know who this one is. The dry, sarcastically witty one who takes a book they don’t like, extend the catty claws and rips into a million and one shreds, then incinerates it in the fireplace of words. Then, in the “Review Policy” section, they’ll put something like: “Nothing I say is intended to be hurtful or cruel”, then go and reviews books by saying: “I HATED THIS BOOK SO MUCH THE MAIN CHARACTER WAS A BITCH.” However, on the extreme flip side, books that they do like are given extremely funny, witty, uplifting review that make you want to go out and buy the book immediately. So, it can either be extremely good or extremely bad.
These are probably the people that I get most jealous of. The people who post a review literally every day, or every two days. It’s like: “HOW ARE YOU FINDING THE TIME TO READ ALL THESE BOOKS WHEN I’M STRUGGLING THROUGH ONE MEASLY 200 PAGE BOOK??? DO YOU NOT HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES LIKE ME???”. *goes away sobbing because of my super slow reading speed*
This is probably the one I have to admit I’m closest to at the moment. I didn’t use to make my graphics. I just took the cover off Google and then reviewed it. But, I’m glad to say that since I decided to free up my blog a little bit with posts like these “Let’s Talk”s instead of just reviews, I’ve also made heaps of graphics for my blog and for the posts. E.G. this one. The thing I struggle with most, though, as a Graphics Mage, is the time it takes to makes graphics. I mean, for this post, I had to make eight individual banners/header images 😓 That takes a lot of time. Plus, you tend to get sucked into the circle of procrastination looking for cool images to use. Like, you see the Page 2 button, and you go: “but what if I’m looking for is just on the next page… Just one click away… I better check”. And then the same with Page 3… and Page 4… and Page 5…
You know this person. The one who puts heaps of personal stories into their reviews. “There’s a scene in the book where the characters go to the beach and oh also that reminds me of the time I went to the beach too *proceeds with 400 word description about their beach trip ten years ago*” An upside, though, is that you end up knowing the person so well, you really feel like you’re a really close friend even though you’ve never met them before! I mean, there’s one blogger I know that has her whole life story in between the words of her reviews.
The unshameful potty mouthed who has no censor whatsoever. Do I really need to elaborate?
I’ve only come across one blog like this so far, but I don’t doubt that there are many others. I feel like the people who write 1000 word essays on their opinion of a book, and don’t have discussion posts or anything apart from solely review on their blogs, must be very studious people in real life. Like, A+ all the way! Recommendation though, coming from a blog that used to be specifically dedicated to book reviews and book reviews only, try adding discussion posts, etc to break up the monotony a bit. Blogs like these tend to get more followers/views and reader engagement over blogs that are specifically dedicated to reviewing. Also, most people don’t read past about 400/500 words, so I recommend that you don’t write full essays because if we’re on our computer looking for a good book to read, we don’t want to spend 10 minutes reading about one book 😅 .
OMG I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH AND I WILL READ EVERY SINGLE BOOK THAT THIS AUTHOR PRODUCES FOR THE REST OF ETERNITY AND I WILL GET MY GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN TO READ THIS BOOK AS WELL BECAUSE IT’S JUST THAT AMAZING YOU NEED TO SPRINT STRAIGHT TO YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE RIGHT AWAY AND BUY THIS BOOK AND READ IT BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP TONIGHT BECAUSE YOU CANNOT LIVE ANOTHER SECOND WITHOUT READING THIS BOOK.
OMG I HATED THIS BOOK SO MUCH I CAN’T EVEN IT WAS LIKE SO HORRIBLE IT GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS I FORBID YOU FROM EVEN THINKING ABOUT THIS BOOK AGAIN IT’S A COMPLETE WASTE OF SPACE AND MONEY THIS BOOK HAS A PERMANENT SPOT ON MY LEAST LIKED BOOKS OF ALL TIME DO NOT EVEN WASTE YOUR EFFORT ON GETTING THIS BOOK FROM THE LIBRARY.
When I first started off, I was mostly just a review blog. I actually didn’t start doing graphics or Let’s Talk posts until recently, but now, it just seems like an essential part of reviewing. What about you? Do you guiltily admit to being any of these blogging types? Do you sometimes incorporate a variety of all of these into your blogs? Let me know in the comments below!