I recently started my own book blog and I haven’t done any reviews yet. I have no idea what I want to review, and I don’t know what books people would be interested in reading my reviews about. I don’t have any super new books to review so I’m afraid reviewing books from say ten years ago won’t be interesting. Sarah
It’s really important that you review books that you are interested in. If that means you’re going to review books from ten years ago, then so be it!
In order for you to love your blog, it has to be about you and your interests. If you start reviewing books that you think OTHER people will like, you’ll slowly start to hate blogging and/or reading. You’ll get bored, tired, and/or burnt out. It will start to feel more like a job than a hobby. Make your blog all about you, rather than what you think other people will like. That’s how you will find like-minded people, and those are the best kinds of readers you’ll get! 😉
For example, I’ve actually started to get a little bored of reviewing some books. Not all books, but some books. Sometimes I just finish a book and have no desire to review it. At first this freaked me out! I have a book blog so I’m supposed to be reviewing books—right???
This is my blog and I can do whatever I want with it! If that means I’m going to be reviewing slightly less books and posting more discussions/tips, then that’s perfectly okay! This is what I want to do, even if most people claim that they mostly like to read book reviews.[Source] But this is the one way I’m going to continue to love my blog: by posting what I want to post and not what people want to read.
Trust me, you won’t drive people away by doing what you want. Instead, you’ll attract people who are interested in the same books you are, which is what most bloggers want anyway! 🙂