BookTube – if you’re unaware – is the large and growing community of book people on YouTube. They’re doing all kinds of fun bookish videos, talking about their TBRs, doing book reviews, readalongs, challenges, discussions, etc. All in bite-sized YouTube videos.
As you might have noticed, I’ve been less active here. I’ve been busier with work and with moving to a new city and establishing a routine. I also have found that when I do want to write about books, I don’t want to write reviews. I don’t want to try to find another way to say that a book is fantastic or awful without it sounding like every other review I’ve ever written. The way I want to write about books, honestly, I get to do that on Book Riot.
So the motivation to post here on a regular basis is becoming more and more difficult to hold onto.
I’m not saying that I’m going to totally abandon this blog. Not yet anyway. But I’m moving farther and farther away from regularly posting here.
BookTube feels like a really great way for me to continue to be active in a way that’s new and interesting, for both me and for you. Now that I’ve been blogging here for 5 (FIVE!!) years as of this July, it feels appropriate to try something new.
So here is my introductory video. (I’m going to get better at this whole editing/lighting/short-and-sweet thing, I promise.)
I’m going to incorporate some of the features I’ve done here, like First Line Friday, and introduce a few new things as well.
Any tips for me? Any BookTubers I should follow?