Tell Me Something Tuesday: Newbie Blogger Mistake

Posted September 1, 2020 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 10 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. Check out her blog for upcoming topics! I saw a post by Jen (Twimom) and thought it was fun and decided to join in. So I’ll be jumping in sporadically 🙂

What’s the biggest mistake you made as a newbie blogger?

When I read this question one thought came to mind immediately… requesting and accepting ALL THE BOOKS. I signed up for every tour, requested so many books, and anytime an author emailed me about a book, I agreed to read and review it. Next thing I knew, I had something like 100 books to read and review and no time to read what I had purchased and wanted to read.

I did discover some great books through that phase, but I also put a lot of pressure on myself and if I had kept it up, I probably would have lost my love of reading & blogging. Now I do read a few books for review. Books I WANT to read and have personally selected. Every now and then a book I hadn’t considered comes my way and I do really want to read it, so I accept the review request. But that’s rare. There’s just too many books to put that kind of pressure on myself. Plus, if you accept it for review, you really should write a review in a reasonable amount of time. And I can’t count on myself to do that very often right now.

What were your newbie blogger mistakes?

Next week’s topic: Name some of the book sidekicks you would love to have by your side.

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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10 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Newbie Blogger Mistake

  1. Me, too! I’ve whittled the pile down, but my ARC pile was massive and I don’t want to do that again. I also made the mistake of trying to have a post every day even when I was burning the candle at both ends to do it. Not anymore. 🙂

  2. Yes I made that same mistake, I accepted so many books and some of them I still haven’t read and probably won’t ever read and just like Stephanie I still have some old netgalley books as well. I am happy I nowadays don’t request as many books and also keep in mind whether I can review the books I request at a reasonable time, else I try not to request it.

    • I think so too. I just told netgalley I wasn’t going to get to a lot of the books I requested. Some, I didn’t even have access too anymore! I haven”t requested off of netgalley in a couple years now.