Ahhhh, it is finally the end, the last day! Y’all, I am tired. that happens, so I’ve been putting this off because I am one of those people who succumbs to procrastination and just does not give an ish. That’s okay. Anyways, I am so excited to share who I look up to as bloggers with you guys and to finally be done. Well, not really done, I still am commenting on all of the posts that have been linked, it just is taking me a super long time to get through them. ANYWAYS.This post is part of a 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge that I started because I was feeling burnt out and then inspired. Check out the challenge here.
Who Are Your Book Blogging Mentors?
Okay, so these people do not know that I consider them mentors, but they are definitely people that I look up to.
I look up to Ana and Thea because they put a lot of thought behind their blog, like it’s as though they blog with intention. I go there and read their reviews and feel smarter. After reading their reviews, I feel inspired to put more details into mine, because I notice that detail and clarity can really help drive your point about a book. Also, I love how they do On The Smugglers’ Radar, as I always find books to add to my TBR list. They also highlight older books once a week and it’s fantastic. When I think of book bloggers who have made it, I definitely always think of The Book Smugglers.
Probably FYA is my favorite blog out there. They have a gorgeous layout and this voice that’s so hip and unique and awesome — even with old contributors leaving and new contributors starting. I love it. I love how they do not limit themselves to talking about books but also talk about things that young adults, and adults stuck at 16 can relate to — like movies and your cartoon crushes and tv show. Many an hour has been wasted clicking on all the Procrastination Pro-Tips links. When I read FYA, I feel inspired to be more creative, more funny, and more FUN as a blogger. One thing I’ve learned from that wonderful group blog is to just let your personality shine through in your writing — you don’t have to write for every audience, your audience will find you. I mean, for the longest time I was nervous about using swears and such because what if some kid stumbles on my blog, but then I am like well, FYA uses swears and they write for an adult audience. At least, that’s one of my many take aways from visiting their blog. I love, love, love that their reviews are never a chore to read, instead they are among my favorite things on their blog because they are just as entertaining and informative as a well placed rant.
Speaking of writing, if there’s one blogger who has inspired me to be more conscious of my words, it is Angie. Angie is one of those bloggers who has magical powers and can convince me to read pretty much any book with a weird 80s cover if she said she loved it. She’s someone whose passion just really reflects back perfectly through her words. I love that she writes about a mix of books and does not stay confined to one genre. I especially love that she also highlights older books as well. And as a reader, you can tell which books Angie loves, easily. I notice that Angie’s readers are loyal and will check out most books that she whole-heartedly recommends, and that’s something I’d love to emulate some day. Her blog is one where I’ve learned that you can have both substance AND style AND be concise enough to get your love across. Like, I read Angie’s blog and it feels like someone is talking to me about this awesome retro book or this new release that I just HAVE to get my hands on, because of the feels.
Okay guys, who are the bloggers you look up to?