In an effort to support and promote book bloggers further in 2022, Pages Unbound is hosting a (very casual) “Support Book Bloggers” Challenge. The idea is simple: we will work together to read blog posts, share them, comment on them, and boost book bloggers in other ways. To learn more about the challenge and the 12 prompts involved, visit the original post here. (The above banner was created by Pages Unbound.)
If you decide to join in on the fun, the social media hashtag to use is #BookBloggerSupport22.
Here are my responses to the previous prompts:
- January: Find 10 book bloggers you’ve enjoyed reading and give them a shoutout
- February: Find 10 new-to-you book bloggers to follow
- March: Comment on 10 book blog posts
- April: How to support book bloggers
- May: Share 10 blog posts to social media
- June: Respond to 5 comments other people have left on a blog (I didn’t participate this month)
- July: Books I’ve read because of other bloggers
- August: Follow 5 new book bloggers
- September: Guest posts (Bobs and Books, Jude in the Stars, Roshan Reads, The Book Nook, Eye-Rolling Demigod)
10. READ 10 BLOG POSTS AND “LIKE” THEM
This is the simplest way to support book blogs — read them! — but sometimes we get busy, and this falls by the wayside. So take the time to read 10 posts and leave a “like” is possible. Bonus: comment on them, as well.
I definitely try to do my fair share of liking every few days when I log onto WordPress. Or commenting when I can. So, in no particular order, here are some blog posts I liked and/or commented on in October.
- Flowerheart by Catherine Bakewell (ARC Review) by Briana at Pages Unbound
- Review: The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake by Caitlin at Realms of My Mind
- Goodreads Monday: King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair by Julie at One Book More
- On My Radar: November by Ellie at Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
- Mint Tries It So You Don’t Have To – Itsy Bitsy Book Bits by Mint at Mint Loves Books
- Dancing out of September 2022 by Annemieke at A Dance With Books
- WWW Wednesday 10/5/22 by Ali at Ali’s Books
- Did I Complete My September TBR? by Kat at KBbookreviews
- Review: Notorious Sorcerer by Davinia Evans by Ariana at The Book Nook
- Review: The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake by Ariana at The Book Nook
- Bonus: Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen (Book Review) by Athena at One Reading Nurse
This also proved to be an interesting exercise that showed me what types of posts I generally comment on. At least in October I engaged more (just barely) with general bookish posts rather than book reviews. I think this speaks to the ongoing dialogue that book bloggers anecdotally, and even statistically, receive more engagement on discussion or general posts.