What Does the Bookworm Say?: Blog Talk

June 10, 2015 Discussions, Thuy, What Does the Bookworm Say 5

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Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s AntidoteBooks Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is: if you were not blogging about books, what would you blog about (or would you not blog at all)?

Well it’s been a while since I had a Bookworm post. I am trying to get back in the swing of things though and this is a fun topic. I have actually tried blogging about other things before but I was never able to maintain any kind of consistency and, eventually, I fell off of blogging. For me, it was really hard to come up with regular content on the other blog but with reading, I don’t have that problem. While writing reviews can be hard at times, I always have a book I can review. I can always find something to post about when it comes to books. There are also a ton of great memes out there for book bloggers to participate in, which really helped me structure and schedule my blogging when I first started.

I’ve always thought it would be fun to blog about cooking/food, but I don’t have a lot of time to cook and I think it would take a lot of time (though it would be delicious). One of the things I tried to blog about previously was my knitting and crafting. If you follow me on social media at all you probably know that I am a hardcore knitter. I really like making things. I’ve tried over the years to blog about knitting but, like I said, it was really hard to remain consistent. However, I still love it and wanted to participate in the knitting community in a bigger way and started a knitting podcast with my friend a few months ago. This is my way of talking about my knitting and crafting adventures without having to take the time to blog about it. While a podcast still takes a lot of work, I find it to be easier to maintain than a blog. So if any of you are knitters out there, you can find us at Twisted Stitches.

Are there any other bloggers out there? What do you blog about? Leave a note and I’ll check you out.

Don’t forget to check out The Reader’s AntidoteBooks Unbound and The Windy Pages to see what their answers are to today’s question.

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  • Interesting topic! If I wasn’t blogging about books (and, eventually, more on writing), I’d possibly blog about nail polish. I love following the nail bloggers to get the inside scoop on what nail polish is coming out each season!!! And doing (not-so-great) nail art! But I would so want to!!! I sort of integrate it into my blog sometimes, but no one cares. You’re better at it than I am, lol!

    (Now that I have a cellphone sized tripod for my cellphone sized Kodak Camcorder, I kind of want to film my first upcoming experiment with water marbling because I just scooped up the WHOLE set of OPI Color Paints for $40 on Amazon…when I would have paid that to choose 4 of them at the store!)

    • Hi Bonnie! Yes, nail polish is very fun but you have to really keep up to date with the new collections if you want to be popular. And it’s really hard because you need to find time to get good lighting or get a good light box set up. I actually have blogged separately about np before but I don’t really keep up with it. I will occasionally post swatches but yeah, book blogging takes up most of my time.

      Water marbling is so hard! I am pretty bad at it. I think it’s just too messy for me to try very often. Also, do you have any beauty supply shops near you? Some don’t require you to have a license and will sell to the public. I tend to buy most of my polishes at shops like that for a fraction of the retail price.

      • Very true!!
        I probably would lose interest or not keep up as much. Or IDK. I subscribe to two nail magazines, one of which is industry and tells me about the big brands a couple of months before they’re out, so I stalk the local shops or online until I find them.

        I feel like if I DID do nail blogging seriously, I would invest in stuff, but I don’t even try b/c it’s now what I am. As you said, it’s HARD!!

        Plus, I don’t buy a lot of indie brands because they cost a lot more and don’t always last a long time. I love getting deals so I can buy more!! I actually wouldn’t have paid $9.50 a bottle…I was just estimating based on Ulta prices! But I usually go to a local shop that’s $6-$7 a bottle. (Our only professional shop is CosmoProf, which requires a license.) But buying the whole set at Amazon was just so cheap!!!! I so want to do Fourth of July art with it next week…and water marbling! I’ve heard these colors marble so well. Whenever I try to marble, it’s with colors that don’t marble well. I bought some latex body paint on Amazon to try, so I should hopefully make less of a mess!

  • Lucy

    I didn’t know you had a knitting podcast- that is awesome! If I wasn’t blogging about books I’d probably blog about food since I like to cook. But photographing food is so tricky. I like the personality you put into your blog and how you incorporate your nail art, movie trailers, book covers, and knitting. And yeah I agree that reviews can definitely be hard at times, but luckily you have so many other good blogging ideas :)

    • Aww thanks, Lucy. I love the mix of stuff you have on your blog, too. The reviews are always great and I like that you have so many good audiobook reviews and discussions. I also really like Andrew’s movie reviews. I agree that food photography is difficult, esp if you’re not home during daylight hours. I feel like that means you have to spend all weekend cooking, which I cannot commit to.

      The knitting podcast is pretty new but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I do it with my friend and it’s really fun and I think easier than blogging about knitting would be for me.