Talk To Me
is a no-nonsense discussion feature on this blog. No-nonsense means I’m too lazy to make it look pretty. It’s exactly what the title suggests: I’m going to pose a question or tell you my own opinion about something, and I want to know what you think about it! Obviously feel free to write up your own post on the topic and link it in the comments.
Today’s post is about different blogging communities! Okay, so if you follow this blog or have stumbled upon it before, you might have noticed that, while I mostly post about books, I also post about movies and random stuff I like. If I’ve posted about something that is not book related several times in a row, I wonder whether I can still say I’m a book blogger. It doesn’t really make much of a difference, but since I feel most at home in the book blogging community, it’s worth consideration to me. I think I do consider myself a book blogger, but who says you only have to be one thing? Which brings me to my actual question: What kinds of blogging communities are there? And do most people just keep to one of them, or are they part of different communities?
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but when I first created this blog, I was at a bit of a loss. How could I even get anyone to find it? Where can I find other blogs I can read? Sure, there’s always Google, but there are so many blogs and most of them don’t turn up if you don’t search for their name specifically. Then I discovered the book blogging community and that it actually is a community. There are link ups, like Stacking the Shelves, that most book bloggers know about and use to find other bloggers. But what if you’re not a book blogger, or not exclusively one, or simply want to find blogs that deal with different subjects? Don’t get me wrong, I love book blogging and the book blogging community, but it never hurts to expand your horizons. Recently, I searched for movie blogs, because I do also blog about movies sometimes, and didn’t find much, other than really big movie websites. So that got me wondering: is the book blogging community somehow unique or am I just not searching right?
I’m inclined to say it’s probably the latter, but I can’t be sure, so I thought I’d ask for your input. I know there are other blogging communities out there (and of course all of them overlap as well). Beauty blogging is definitely a thing, as well as lifestyle blogging and baby blogging. There are probably countless other examples of blogging communities I’m not familiar with. I do wonder though – are they similar to the book blogging community or are there differences? How do people connect and find each other? I thought maybe some of you are part of several blogging communities, so I wondered about your experiences!
So what about you? Do you mostly stay to the book blogging community or do you dance at many weddings? Are your followers mainly people you know that blog about similar things (if they blog), or are they a varied bunch? Oh, and please direct me towards the movie/tv show blogging community if there is one and you happen to know it!