What advice would you give your younger blogger self? | Jo Linsdell

What advice would you give your younger blogger self?

What advice would you give your younger blogger self

Question of the Day

Questions and Answers About Book Blogging

I recently started a new series of posts on my Twitter asking a question of the day. The idea behind it is to get chatting more about book blogging and everything involved with being a book blogger. 

I'll be showcasing answers to the questions in a series of blog posts here on www.JoLinsdell.com so we can develop the conversation even more and go into more detail.

Advice To My Younger Blogger Self

Don't stress about it. You can't do everything so just do what you can and celebrate the progress you're making. 

Trust your instincts. 

It's OK to say no. Don't feel like you have to agree to everything and everyone. Be selective and do posts that you want to do. 

The same applies to the books you read. You don't have to read books you don't want to. It's OK to turn down doing a review if you don't think the book is for you or if you don't have time to read them all. 

Also don't feel under pressure to read within a certain amount of time. Sure you'll get review requests asking for specific deadlines if it's part of a book tour for example, but for the others don't stress about it. You'll read and review when you can. 

Remember that everyone reads at their own pace. It's not a race. Just enjoy your books and sharing about them. 

Don't compare yourself to others. We're all at different points in our journeys and not all of us have the same goals anyway. Just be you! 

What advice would you give your younger blogger self?

What the Book Blogging Community had to say:

Don't take things so seriously. Enjoy the ride. @AbsurdiaJohn

I would say don't be afraid to say what you think ☺  @nsfordwriter

Connect with other bloggers in your niche. You’ll appreciate the support and find the JOY! @ReadingLadiesBC

Your mother's desperation for you to earn money from a hobby is not your fault. 

Boomer: why do I have to read all your book posts? Me: you can ignore if you want 2weeks later: Boomer: read any good books recently? Me: read the fecking reviews you've complained about getting @brumnordie

I would say don't get overwhelmed after making commitments that you cannot fulfill. Earlier I would accept all requests and then stress out. Now I've learned to prioritize.@bookbugworld

Exactly what I was going to say.
And to not fill all your time with tours (I love them) and have time to read your own books.
And don't overwhelm yourself with needing to blog/posy to a schedule.

What advice would you give your younger blogger self? What would you do differently if you could go back in time and start over? Join the conversation in the comments section.

What advice would you give your younger blogger self?

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