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.