Hello my wonderful readers. This is the first post in a series of discussions, and this week we'll be focussing on GENRE SPECIFIC BLOGGING. I need to come up with a picture of some kind, but unfortunately my Photoshop skills are lacking, so it may take a while.
I'd like to start the discussion by asking all you book bloggers a question - Is your blog centred around a specific genre?
Books of Amber is a blog that focusses primarily on Young Adult novels. I chose this because this is the genre that I like to read the most, and I honestly find it easier to review YA books than adult novels. That said, I would like to review some of my favourite adult books in the future.
Other than the fact that the books that I review are YA, they can be of any sub-genre. From dystopia to fantasy, angels to unicorns, I will review it. I have, however, seen plenty of blogs that focus on one specific genre such as paranormal, or urban fantasy. To those who do that, did you know in advance that this is what you wanted for your blog, or did it just come about?
I have also seen a couple of book blogs that review makeup products or household items. I'm unsure what to think about those. I mean, it's your blog to do with what you wish, but it does not make me want to read or follow you when your supposed book blog is full of reviews on lipstick.
I also have a question for readers. Do you follow any genre specific book blogs, or do you prefer good all-rounders. I personally follow a whole range of book blogs, however the majority of these seem to be eclectic. I'm not sure why, but I think it's because there seem to be more of those around .
I'd love to hear your thoughts, so please leave comments below! I've also attached a form for you to fill in if you have any suggestions for future discussion posts. I have a good few already lined up, but I'm totally open to new suggestions!