This thought suddenly occurred to me. You know how bloggers are often saying things like:
“I’d love to be able to post some unique features on my blog, but I can’t think of anything good.”
“I envy bloggers who have unique features. I don’t have any ideas!”
I feel like there’s this mentality that if you’re going to post something, it has to be part of a regular, constant thing that you produce. That in itself makes the idea so much more daunting! You don’t have to think of ONE idea, you have to think of an idea that you can then reproduce REGULARLY. That’s freaking overwhelming!
You don’t have to have regular features
Bloggers should drop the idea that anything has to be part of a feature with a name. Instead of worrying about making ‘The Perfect Cover’ or ‘Fangirl Friday’ or ‘Swoonworthy Saturday’, we should just be making posts. Those posts don’t have to be part of a label, they can just be a one-off. You can pick 10 covers you love and do a post about it, but you don’t have to stress about repeating this every week. You can fangirl over your favourite hotties in a post, but you don’t have to come up with new characters every Saturday.
Don’t stress yourself out by forcing yourself to post within the same topic every week. It’s perfectly fine if your blog looks like this:
- 10 books I’ll read by the beach this summer
- The hottest of the hot — my favourite YA love interests
- Awesome bookish crafts and creations
- A collection of YA fan art
- 7 drool-worthy book covers
These posts aren’t at all related, except for the fact that they’re about books. They’re not part of ‘features’ and they don’t have to be! Post whatever you want, whenever you want and that’s how you’ll kick some serious blogging ass!