So this week I wanted to feature a bunch of my most favorite bloggers. The gals that I really enjoy reading because they are authoritative, thoughtful, and creative whenever they set out to post on their blogs. I am not sure if my readership is also reading them too but they should be!
Today we are featuring my book twin, NC from Truly Bookish. She & I tend to read the same things & think the same things about what we read. Check her out on Twitter! This is such excellent advice & I am so pleased to be able feature it!
Branding your blog and changing reading taste
My name is NC and I have been blogging at Truly Bookish for about a year and a half. When I first started blogging, I was torn between branding my blog exclusively for young adult literature or making my blog more of a general book review blog.
Branding your blog to a specific genre encourages niche readers who are excited about your blog since you review books that they are interested in. There are exclusively YA blogs, paranormal book blogs and romance blogs that I adore and for awhile, I regretted not having branded my blog as exclusively YA. I love the look and feel of branded blogs, it just feels like you can lose yourself in the world they specialize it, whatever it may be.
But what happens when you have a particular brand and your reading taste changes? What do you do when you have a YA blog and you become interested in adult historical fiction? Do you read those books on the side and never review them on the blog or do you review them regardless?
I chose to have my blog, Truly Bookish, be a general book review blog even though when I started out, I exclusively reviewed YA books. As time went on, my reading tastes changed to include historical fiction and Christian fiction, something that surprised me since these are genres that I really had no interest in a few years ago. Even though I love blogs that focus on certain genres, I’m happy I left mine open and more flexible to my changing tastes. I still review a lot of YA books, but I diversify a bit more now.
Have your reading tastes changed over the years? What did you like before and what are you reading now? Do you have a branded blog? If yes, do you ever read outside of your genre and do you review these books on your blog? Leave a comment, I would love to hear your thoughts!