Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Genre-Specific Blogging: A Question I am Pondering

Those of you who are familiar with me and my blogging journey from the days of NovelYear will know that I generally only blog about paranormal / sci-fi YA. And possibly make the assumption that I don't read much of anything else.

This is not true. While I do have my prefered bookish choices, I do drift outside of this every now and then. My current read, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, is  perfect example. I chose it specifically becuase of the hype behind it. I felt I owed it to myself as a reader to read these much talked-about books that make marks on bestseller lists.

But, then I start asking myself if these have a place on my Blog, which has a very specific theme. Do I want to write a review of Gone Girl and pollute what has been, until now, a YA-only blog?

I do not have the answer to this. I could start another Blog, but I barely have enough time for this one as it is. And the guilt is already sky-high as a week goes by without a new post. So, that is not really an option.

I don't spend too much time on Goodreads and feel that writing reviews there doesn't really aid my personal online 'brand" as it were. It's just more admin I simply do not have time for.

The final solution that is knocking around my head is potentially overhauling and rebranding Paranormalsphere. But that is like renaming and sending your firstborn through a complex gender-change operation.

I love my blog and I am passionate about building it up slowly into something substantial one day. Even though it is just a hobby, it is an outlet for my passions and love of reading. I do not want to compromise that.

So... does anyone out there have any ideas or suggestions? Perhaps you see something this blog is lacking (besides regular posts haha) and wish to let me know? Please comment!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Johann! You are probably right and I am overthinking it. :)