Hi Ashley! First of all… I LOVE your site. It’s awesome and very pretty and fresh. I came across it while searching for “etiquette” questions about book blogging. I’m having a hard time finding my answer. LOL
My question is: Is it okay to have one book blog for all genres of books? The reason I ask is because I read all different genres, but mostly Young Adult and what would be considered Extremely Adult Content. (Erotica etc.)
I would like to blog about both on the same blog so that I don’t have to create and maintain two blogs, but wondered what the etiquette is to have them on the same blog.
I’m thinking that the fairly new genre “NEW Adult” falls between these two that it might be acceptable so long as I have a warning on my site about the content?
I’m just very unsure and before I start blogging about both on the same site I wanted to get some input from experienced bloggers.
I’ve only been blogging for a few years and don’t have a lot of followers but still, I don’t want to accidentally offend someone.
Any insight into this would be most appreciated.
Hi Carrie! Thank you for your kind words about my site. 🙂
So the main question I’m going to address here today is:
Is it okay to review books from a variety of age groups (YA, Adult/Erotica) on the same blog?
My short answer is: absolutely! The important thing to remember is that your blog is your own. It can be about whatever you want, and have whatever content you’re interested in. There are no rules or regulations when it comes to blogging!
So I guess the bigger question is: will reviewing a variety of content turn people away?
Look at it like this: you are interested in young adult, new adult, and adult/erotica. Guess what? So am I! If there are two of us, then surely there must be more readers who are interested in a variety of different genres and age groups and would love your blog!
I’d say the only “requirement” would be to put a content warning on any erotica posts (or clearly label when a book has sex in it). Here’s an example of one of my erotica warnings: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young.
The warning is at the very top and highlighted in red. It’s impossible for anyone to miss! This gives people the chance to BAIL OUT NOW if they don’t like erotica. I think that’s really important if you review a variety of age groups on your blog.
But beyond that: just follow your interests. Don’t hold back because you’re afraid people won’t like your posts or the books you read. Not blogging how YOU want to blog is the quickest way to get tired of blogging!
Don’t try to manage two blogs
Honestly, the very idea of trying to juggle two blogs makes me feel like I’m drowning. I can’t imagine keeping up! So personally, I wouldn’t even attempt to go down that route.