I don’t know what kind of blogger I am.
- I’m not sure that I’m really a “book blogger” since I don’t only blog about books, so it feels weird to put myself under that umbrella.
- I don’t think I’m a web design blogger because I do so many posts that aren’t web design related. Also most of my design/coding posts are honestly pretty basic.
- I’m not a lifestyle blogger… because I’m just not. The closest I’ve come is talking about low carb like twice.
- I’m not a food blogger. Because talking about low carb “like twice” doesn’t cut it. 😛
So what the hell am I?
I know that labels aren’t important.
I know that I can be whatever kind of blogger I want.
I know that I don’t have to confine myself.
I know all those things. So why does it matter?
It feels nice to be part of a community
I guess I still think I’m closest to being a book blogger, especially since I’m most closely involved in that community. But I still feel like an outsider sometimes. I don’t post memes, blitzes, or promos. I don’t host authors, do interviews, host guest posts, or promote giveaways. I rarely even post reviews anymore. So I just find it difficult to connect with book bloggers, get involved in some of the discussions, and I even find it hard to read some book blogs.
Now and then I see the lifestyle blogger Twitter chat (I think it’s #lbloggers?) and that has some fun topics. But I feel like such an outsider because I’m not a lifestyle blogger. I just find it fun/interesting when the chat topic has to do with WordPress, hosting, social media, or followers. It’s fun! But I can’t really connect with anyone there because I’m not a lifestyle blogger and I don’t think I like reading them. I almost feel like a fraud when I participate in those chats.
I know I don’t need a label, but sometimes I wish I had a community
I still love the book blogging community, but sometimes I feel a little outside it. I guess it’s hard for me because my blog is so random. It has books, coding, food (a little), life, design, and mostly just whatever the hell is in my head. But it would be so nice to have a community of blogs similar to mine that I could be part of. Is this just a lack of engagement on my part, or am I really stuck in the middle of all these labels?