Tuesday Book Talk – Where have all the Blog Hop Memes gone?

Posted March 6, 2018 by Nix in Tuesday Talk / 4 Comments

Well, as I’ve said, on a Tuesday, I will be posting book-related talk here on Scorching Book Reviews. This could be from me, an author, another blogger or a reader.  If you want to get involved, DM/email me 🙂

Today, you get to read stuff from me!! 🙂

I want to start with something that has been bugging me of late about blogging. Now, I’ve been blogging for around 8 years (I am an old timer in this game) and the landscape has changed dramatically. Some things I really enjoyed being part of are gone and the one thing I’m going to focus on is blog-hop memes.

 

 

Now, maybe I’m just missing them all but I can’t seem to find many outside of YA anymore and that saddens me. I love talking to fellow bloggers on twitter (I’m barred from FB as I’m not a real person :D) but it doesn’t necessarily mean I visit their site and see all the hard work they’ve put in. Blog Hop Memes used to encourage me to visit sites of other bloggers and take a look around. Through them, I discovered new people to talk to, new ideas for the blog, new authors, and new books. I used to contribute every week to Waiting on Wednesday and a few others but the one’s I loved seem to have all disappeared 🙁

It seems that month long blog-hops have fallen by the wayside too and I rarely see any being publicised. I used to enjoy reading through all the sites and attempting to win whatever prize was on offer (although, as an international reader, these prizes were often not on offer to me).

So, fellow bloggers, I turn my comments section over to you.

Do you contribute to any blog hop memes? Did you previously? Which are/were your favorites? I’m full of questions!

4 responses to “Tuesday Book Talk – Where have all the Blog Hop Memes gone?

  1. Marika Weber

    I’ve been blogging for over 10 years and I miss the blog hops. I got to know fellow bloggers and discovered many authors that way, too. In fact, I was just thinking about that. Now, it just seems that you enter a huge contest for at least 20 authors and it lasts for a month. I don’t do those because what’s the point? I want to be able to “talk” to people. Not just enter a contest.

    Marika/Harlie
    owner, Harlie’s Books

    • Nix

      I agree. I don’t mind those big events (some I even like) but I want to talk to people more. I think the changes to Twitter (the moments etc) makes it much harder to actually be social on it too so I struggle with only using that.

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