I've only been blogging for a year and a half, so I'm not an expert-- but I do feel I've evolved a bit as a blogger since I published my first post in January 2011.
Here's the main thing I've realized: just because you're a book blogger doesn't mean you have to post book reviews all the time.
When I began blogging, book reviews made up about 98% of my blog's content. And that's fine, by the way. If writing book reviews is your focus and your true passion, then do just that! I like writing book reviews, but after a while, I wanted to branch out more. And that's the beauty of a blog-- it's 100% yours, and you can do whatever you want with it. Ultimately, you're not answering to anyone but yourself.
I started having a lot more fun with my blog once I decided to post more varied content. Alongside book reviews, I like to mix in booklists, genre discussion, book cover analysis, and posts about my work as a librarian. I don't feel like I have to review everything I read, but I'm still writing about books and engaging with other book lovers. I feel I've found the right balance that works for me.
Now here's a picture of an adorable corgi, because the other thing I've realized about blogging is that people like posts with pictures:
|Sadly, not my corgi! Photo by anko.gaku_ula.|
Thanks to everyone who has visited my blog during Armchair BEA!