This week’s Book Blogger Hop question is specifically about book blogging: As you grow in your blogging experience, have you become more particular in terms of what you will post on your blog or what books you will read for review on your blog?
If anything, I think I’ve become less particular! I originally started with the intention of focusing largely on YA and/or Fantasy novels…and while I still do a lot of those genres, I’ve become more relaxed about blogging about whatever I’m reading and finding of interest. I think part of it is about having more confidence as a blogger, that I feel comfortable exploring more areas outside of my original niche.
I still review mostly YA books (with the occasional fairly tame grown-up book), and I still review speculative fiction much more often than not. But I also do occasional movie or TV reviews, and even wrote about songs or albums a few times. I also get involved in more memes and discussion-type posts, though usually still with a book or reading focus.
I am still particular about quality…by which I mean both the books and the reviews. I sometimes review books I hated (and tell you why), but I rarely review a book I just felt “meh” about, and I try never to review something unless I really have something to say! And I’ve always been particular about accepting review copies–I only take books I genuinely want to read, because I don’t have time for books that don’t actually interest me (and I don’t think it’s really fair anyway, since I’m a poor audience for those!)
I’m curious if other bloggers have seen an evolution in what they cover! Do you still review the same kinds of books you started with? Have you grown more or less particular?