Now, this post might offend some, but it’s been something that I’ve been thinking about discussing for a while. I’m talking about big bloggers, you know the ones who have thousands of followers, yup I’m discussing that. Another thing is that Drew from the Tattooed Book Geek tweeted about this. Now, I think that all book bloggers are amazing in their own right, and this is in no way to discredit any of the hard work that bloggers put in. Blogging is time-consuming, I get that. Sometimes it’s hard to find the balance between blogging, school, work, and life in general. This post is just my experiences with big bloggers, not just book bloggers, but big bloggers in general.
One of the problems that I have come across with big bloggers and again this is just from my own experience is that they only care about numbers. Numbers and stats are not something that I stress about it. I’ve come across bloggers on Twitter who don’t interact with their followers, and that is something that annoys me. Another thing that I have noticed about some big bloggers too, is that they don’t take the time to reply to comments, and I think that’s just rude. If someone takes the time to leave a comment on your blog, you should have the courtesy to reply back, even if it’s a simple “Thank you,” and even if it is a few days later. Believe me, it goes a long way. Something that I make a concerted effort in doing is replying to comments on my posts. It’s how you start conversation and discussion and to me that is what blogging is all about. Many of the issues I have come across are more with lifestyle bloggers and not book bloggers, which is why I don’t follow lifestyle bloggers.
What are your thoughts on big bloggers?