So, most of you know I have been out of action for around 18 months. I decided to start again when I got my annual reminder to pay my fees. It was decision time; pay up and actually blog or let Scorching Book Reviews fade away. I decided on the former.
I’m not 100% back (I’m actually sticking my head in the sand regarding my NetGalley feedback% because it truly is SHIT) but I’m trying to get myself together. I say trying because I’m actually struggling to learn to blog in this new climate. It feel’s like I’m starting from scratch but I can do it; I just have to learn it all over again.
When I started in 2011 (seriously, 2011) it was a lot simpler. There were popular memes, a shit tonne of blog tour hosts and everyone wanted to do a Guest-Post. I’m walking around the landscape of 2017 and it is most definitely not the same…
So far, my hits are most definitely not the same but it’s not just that that bugs me; I actually loved the social aspect of all the meme’s (Waiting on Wednesday was my all time favorite).
I learned to be picky when it came to Blog Tour Hosts (seriously, some of the books were not the type of book I would spend money on and I’m actually a little bit ashamed of promoting them) and I’m not getting involved in the pressure of being part of a review tour because the pressure to stick to someone else’s deadline was actually the thing that killed my love of the blog. I need something other that reviewing and Top Picks though … I will get bored.
So, my question to you bloggers and readers is why do you visit other blogs? If you run a blog, do you get involved in any memes that I haven’t yet found? And what kind of content will keep you going back to a blog?