Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As it is once again Friday, it is time for another Let’s Talk Bookish edition. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This weeks topic is all about blogging and booktube.
I have always been torn between starting a blog or a booktube channel, but in the end, I decided to create my blog. I have had such a fantastic time blogging, and I don’t think that I would change it for the world. I originally found the online book community through booktube, but I think that the blogging world is a much better fit for me at the moment.
Why have I only chosen to blog?
At the moment, I only run a blog; I decided to go down the route of blogging because I felt more comfortable writing my reviews rather than speaking. I also have a facial disfigurement, so I knew that it would take lots of confidence to put myself on camera. There is also the fact that I have no clue where to start with filming and editing software, so that was a massive influence on my decision.
Do you think one format does certain things better than the other?
I don’t think that any format does anything better than the other, but each platform has its strengths and weaknesses. I think it is much easier to write a book review for a blog than a booktube channel, but hauls and monthly TBRs are much easier to do for a booktube channel. There are also different opportunities that the various platforms get compared to each other. I think it is ultimately up to the creator and what they want to do and what they like to do, as I think that does come across in the content they make.
Do you ever want to run a book tube channel?
At some point, I may want to run a booktube channel, but I love just running my blog at the moment. It may be something that I consider when I finish University, and I have more time on my hands, but certainly not for a couple of years.
What do you think about having a blog and a booktube channel? Is it something you’d ever consider? Let me know in the comments below!