For the longest time I told people I had a “book blog” or that “I’m a book blogger”. Now, I hesitate before I say that.
Yes, I review books, but over the years my blog has changed. I used to ONLY blog about books, and that’s the key difference. Now I blog about whatever I feel like. Sometimes that means book reviews and discussions, but other times it means posting about coding things that may or may not have any relevance to book blogging. Or, sometimes I just chat about my life. Looking at some of my recent posts, only 12/21 were solely book related. Some of the others could apply to book blogging, but they’re really more about blogging in general. For example:
- Should You Start a Blog on Blogger or WordPress? — Yes this does apply to book bloggers, but it really applies to any kind of blogger.
- What Google Analytics Data Should You Focus On? — Again, it can be useful for book bloggers, but it’s not only relevant to them.
- Do You Let Your Friends & Family Read Your Blog? — Another post that’s just “blogging in general”, rather than specifically book blogging.
If barely half of my posts are about books, am I really a book blogger? I don’t feel like I should be calling myself that. These days, I see myself as more of a blogger in general. I blog about whatever I want. Often that does mean books, but I don’t know that I should really be calling myself a book blogger if I’m not solely specific to books.