Good morning!! How are you guys doing? I had a lot of plans for this week, some reviews, and another fun post, but I just…didn’t do them. But I’m still having fun with all the comments and the small amount of blog-hopping that I’m doing. But just to keep myself accountable, I’ll try and do more than two posts next week 🙂
Welcome to another Let’s Talk Bookish discussion my friends! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by me @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
Today’s topic is: Bloghopping (suggested by Mari @ Tirilu)
Thank you so much for the topic suggestion Mari!! Let’s get started!
What’s your goal when you bloghop?
I have two main goals when I blog hop, number one of which is to see the amazing content produced by all my fellow amazing bloggers.
There’s something so fun and exciting about reading other people’s posts, and even though I am horrible at keeping up with every single blog that I’m following, I still try and take the time to read and comment on the ones that catch my attention.
And well, I’m not ashamed to say that I also blog hop with the goal of promoting myself and my tiny little blog. By doing so, I get more people to comment on my blog, and then I remember to check out their blog for new content, and I comment on theirs, and they come and check mine and it’s an endless little loop. So it’s a win-win situation.
Do you think that people can have meaningful conversations when blog-hopping?
ABSOLUTELY. Idk, I feel like I have to scream this. There is always a chance to have an amazing and meaningful conversation when bloghopping. You can even make new friends by blog hopping. There’s no downside to it (unless you count the time it takes, but the reward outweighs the trouble) and you can always have a meaningful conversation.
For example, Caitlin and I have been having this super duper long conversation in one of her posts, that she published over a month ago, that I wish will never end. Sure, it takes us a couple of days, ok, it takes me a couple of days, to respond to each other, but it’s definitely meaningful, and if I hadn’t blog hopped and commented on her post, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
So yes. Absolutely. Blog hopping gives us chances to make new friendships, discuss bookish and non-bookish things, and just relax and have fun.
Is there anything that people do when blog hopping that annoys you?
There really isn’t anything that blog-hoppers do that annoys me? Maybe I’m just not remembering anything right now, but I can’t think of anything…
The only downside…
…is how much time and energy it takes. On an average day, it can take me about 1.5 hours to respond to all the comments on…let’s say 2 posts. And then, it’ll take me another hour or so to do some actual reading and commenting on other posts. That’s like 2.5 to 3 hours of my day gone, and idk about you, but that’s a really long time.
Usually I start to lose the zeal and energy that I had built up to tackle comments and blog hopping after the first hour, which makes me even more upset because I’ll start slacking off and just reading and liking. Or commenting, but not really saying anything substantial. It’s just a lot of energy and a lot of time, and it’s probably my fault for trying to do it all in one go instead of a few times during the week, but I’m following over 100 blogs guys, and a good number of them post everyday. So it’s a lot and very overwhelming very quickly.
But I still love it nonetheless.
This Week’s Participants:
How’s your week been going? What have you been reading? How do you feel about blog-hopping? Is there anything that people do that annoys you? Chat with me in the comments below!