We have a wonderful post today from Brittany, where she talks about all the different types of bookish posts she posts. Do you post any of the same post type? Or maybe you have another post type that goes up on your blog!
You can find Brittany’s social links at the end!
What’s Novel Newcomers?
The idea of debut authors being featured across the blogosphere, but with book bloggers instead. But there were so many features already focusing on debut authors at the time, why not focus on newer bloggers in the bookish community as well?
In 2016, Nori from ReadWriteLove28 and Sophia from Bookwyrming Thoughts joined forces to feature some of the newest additions in the book blogging world. In 2017, Sophia started it… but dropped off the face of the planet due to other commitments and put the feature on a hiatus for 2018.
Now Novel Newcomers is back for 2019! With me, Clo, as Soph’s co-host. Are you ready for this years fun, as we shine a light on newbie book bloggers who started in either 2017 OR 2018?
There are so many different types of Wrap Up posts you can write. Monthly, yearly, and weekly are super common, but you can also write wrap up posts after completing a reading challenge or a read-a-thon. These are a great way to show off what you accomplished! or to make excuses for how bad you did
Discussion posts are a great way to connect with your fellow bloggers and find out what everyone thinks. You may have a strong opinion on something or you may be conflicted. Either way it’s always great to talk about it! (just don’t be rude or disrespectful to any commenters who have different opinions that you! It is a discussion, it would be boring if everyone thought the same thing!)
If you are hauling way too many books and need to get rid of some or if its a special occasion and you want to share the love, book giveaways are a great way to attract new followers.
Did you travel to a book con? Did you visit a cool bookstore on your family vacation? Did you visit the home of your favorite author? Just because you are travelling doesn’t mean your post can’t be book related! I would love to see all the cool bookish things you encounter!
Book posts don’t have to be about the books themselves. They can be about sharing the love and spotlighting some of your fellow book bloggers (Like Sophia and Clo who have this awesome thing where they spotlight novel newcomers)
Last on my list, but definitely not least, is tags. There are probably thousands of different book tags out there. If you are in a writing slump these are the best way to get out of it. Surf around other book blogs for 10 minutes, pick one that sounds fun and off you go! (or, if you are in a creative mood, you can create your own!)
I like to group tag-posts into three different sub categories:
- Recurring – These are your weekly tags like Friday Face Off or Top Ten Tuesday. Ones where you get a new topic each week, but the gist of the tag doesn’t change. (I am not sure these ones are actually called tags, since you don’t tag people? They might be called memes? Does anyone know the correct terminology?)
- One Time – These are the types of tags where you usually get a list of themed questions or prompts. They can be based off a season, fandoms, tv shows. Really they can be anything the creator finds interesting. Some examples include The Book Addiction Tag, Harry Potter Honoring the Dead Book Tag, and The Summer Bucket List Book Tag. Even if you aren’t tagged for these ones, it’s completely cool to participate. They are a fun way to compare answers with everyone else.
- Awards – These are a more exclusive category of tags where you don’t usually randomly participate. Instead you participate when nominated and then you nominate more bloggers in turn. They usually involve answering questions and then creating new questions for the people you nominated to answer.
Mix and Match
I would categorize this post as List / Discussion / Spotlight post. The wonderful thing about categories like this is that they aren’t definitive. The lines are blurred. Its your post, write whatever you want!
What am I forgetting?
I’m sure I am forgetting plenty of types of posts. Let me know what I missed! What are your favorite non-review bookish posts to write? (Mine are recurring tags like Friday Face Off!)