Armchair BEA Day 2 – Genre Fiction & Blogger Development

Posted May 29, 2013 by Emily in Armchair BEA / 6 Comments

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Genre Fiction
Truthfully, I enjoy reading all types of fiction as long as it is some what age appropriate for me – which basically mean any Young Adult or Juvenile fiction books. Fantasy, realistic, complementary, science fiction whatever, you name it, I might like it. However, horror does not apply. Let’s just say, I learned from a young age that I like sleep without nightmares. Reading horror (or watching it) gives me the nightmares I despise. Between the types of fiction I do enjoy reading, I have no real preference among them. Sure, I might seem to read fantasy more often than realistic fiction, but that doesn’t mean I like one more than the other. As long as the book is able to provide me with an escape from MY reality, I probably would enjoy reading it.

Blogger Development
As for blogger development, I haven’t really done much for that. I’ve only really blogging for around 6 months. I’m also a high school student, and as much as it pains me to say this, blogging isn’t my greatest priority. It’s the thing I do when I have time. This blog is something that I keep to myself. Not many of my face to face friends know about it. I like being sort of the unseen blogger. Fame isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. When it comes to partnering with other bloggers, I tend to be a little cautious. I’m just afraid that if they do something horrible, I will have to deal with the consequences of being associated with that blogger. Asking a friend to help me has been a constant debate for me. I struggle with posting enough reviews (you can see my post about that at Discussed – Reviews). While I probably need all the help I can get, I enjoy the comfort that I don’t have to depend on others. I struggle with giving up control because I’m scared of what would happen if I did. What I really need help on, besides scheduling reviews, is publicity.

What about you?
Do you have a preference?
What is your approach to blogger development?


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6 responses to “Armchair BEA Day 2 – Genre Fiction & Blogger Development

  1. I love that Armchair BEA gets us out and about to see other blogs. I love to read YA and will be sure to stop by your blog again. It looks great especially considering that you haven’t been doing this for very long.

    • I love that fact about Armchair BEA too. It has introduced me to a lot of new blogs.

      Thank you so so much for stopping by! 🙂 You have no idea what your compliment means to me!

  2. While blogging may not be a priority, you can always set easy, attainable goals that aren’t too time consuming. You could set up an auto-tweet widget (they already exist for Blogger) for when you post or set a goal of reading 5 books a month. I find that helps me have structured fun, if that makes any sense. I love your layout by the way! Tattooed Books

    • Hmmm, that’s a good idea. Set small, attainable goals not big ones so that I won’t get discouraged and give up. My problem with goals is that sometimes they come with deadlines that I have a hard time reaching. Hmmm, now on to think of some goals…

      Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by! 🙂

  3. Blogging can take up a lot of time, it really depends on you. Since you are a high school student, you may not have free time dedicated to keep up a blog. Don’t discount finding blog partners/team – a good team can make blogging so much easier and reduce the number of posts you would need to come up with. Keep it fun and have a great time doing it.
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    • See, I would love if I could find a partner or something, but I would rather work on the blog in my free time than spend that time looking for a partner that I may never find. Plus, I’m not exactly known for approaching people to ask them if they are willing to help me out… We’ll see.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂