1. Why don’t I ever get plagiarized?  Is it cause I suck?

2. Does this banner make my blog look fat?

3. I only got ten print ARCs this week!  I’m a total failure.

4. Are people not commenting because they hate me?

5. At least I have more page views than X… if I divide the number of times both our blogs have been in circulation and multiply by my awesomeness.

6. Did they follow me because they like me or because they want a follow back?

7. X is so mainstream, unlike me.

8. Have I used the word “Awesome” too many times in this review?

9. Will the author/publisher like my review?

10. Am I famous yet?

Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
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44 Responses to “10 Things Book Bloggers Worry About”

  1. OMG. As soon as I saw #1 I started laughing. Dude. That is soooo me. Every time someone gets plagiarized, I start thinking my reviews and my blog must suck! Too funny. You are really tuned in to what book bloggers think!
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  2. SO MUCH WIN IN ONE POST.

  3. Hahahah! Great post, Kat!
    Dude! You are AWESOME! ;) LOL!

    Btw, if I were a blogger receiving 10 print ARCs a MONTH instead of a week, I SO wouldn’t be complaining, man.
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  4. *snorfle* this is, indeed, awesome.

    I used to fret about authors hating me becasue even though I liked their books, I always added some criticism and they’d think I hated them

    Of course, then i found that no matter how negative the review, a good author will be polite about it (Kate Elliot, LJ Kentowski – truly class acts guys) and no matter how positive a review, an unprofessional author will lose their shit over it (names… not mentioned to protect the guilty)
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  5. Tee hee. I actually thought number 2 today after getting some comments about how big my header is…IT IS A FATTY AND I LIKE IT! x
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    • Kat Kennedy

      @Pocketful of Books: I like big banners and I can not lie. These other bloggers can’t deny. When a page walks in with an itty-bitty side-bar and a big banner in your face we get – SPRUNG!

      *Steph will never let me live this down.

  6. Love it! Made me laugh, it is funny but there is a lot of truth in it as well!
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  7. This post is made of win.
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  8. Ali

    mwahaha, I love this list lol

  9. LOVE this post! I laughed right out loud about does this banner make my blog look fat! I also worry that people who don’t click “like” who have “liked” my posts in the past are starting to hate me.
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  10. OMG I was LOL at all of these . Perfect 10 :)
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  11. Awesome list, funny because it’s so true. Great post!
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  12. #5 is a particular favorite, but I’m a big fan of all 10. The funniest part is that they’re rather accurate.

    Also, thumbs up for Forever Alone. I adore that face. I just want to hug it every time it appears on my screen.
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    • Kat Kennedy

      @Lexie B.: I am the WORST for number five. Ask Steph. She’ll be trying to show me something cool on a blog and I’ll be getting competitive and saying things like. “Well, if you divide by this and take in the exponential growth of our pageviews into account and factor in X then we’d have more page views than them!”

  13. Number one is HILARIOUS. The author version of that is, “I haven’t gotten pirated yet. Is that good or because my book sucks.” I’m probably the only one out there who will cheer when I show up on bittorrent (or wherever), because I’ll KNOW I’m famous.

    As for number 2… I didn’t want to say anything.
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  14. I haven’t thought most of these, to be honest, even though they are totally ridiculous; but I totally admit to at times worrying about 9 & 10. But then again.. most of us do, and I’ve always been famous in my own mind.
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  15. Oh god xD One and four. Although it’s usually more like “two days have passed, no comments”. FOREVER ALONE AWKWARD PENGUIN BLOGGER.
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  16. ROFL. I am dying over here, and my housemates are staring at me, like, “What?”
    Thanks for the “my-tummy-hurts-from-laughing-so-hard” lols.

    I think you nailed it, here, you really did.
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  17. Haha, love it! I especially love # 1 & 4 :) I think we definitely need a good laugh, and you certainly delivered a couple!

  18. How did you know what I think everytime I publish a post. O.O
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  19. Spot on, Kat! I am sure so many bloggers will relate to this list!

    Mands xox
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  20. I never get comments on my blog so I don’t really worry about that but I do wonder if it’s worth it when people don’t like or tweet my reviews. It’d be nice to know I have some readers lol
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  21. LOL! Especially love no. 4! :D

  22. Loved it! Thanks for sharing some laughs.
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  23. ALL the awards. Social anxiety penguin is me, basically.
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  24. Oh crap. I’ve done all of these. I obsess over #2 every morning when I open my browser.

    I’ve also been plagiarized but it was a crappy blog and at the time, all I thought was, “what, I’m not good enough that a decent blog would steal from me, it has to be an ugly one that barely gets any traffic?”
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  25. Lol. This is AWESOME. I’d plagiarize it, but I still wouldn’t get as many comments as you :P

  26. Philosoraptor….he is so wise!
    This post is full of WIN.
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  27. This is AWESOME! ‘Cause most of us have worried about at least a couple of those at one point (then, of course, realized how utterly ridiculous that worry was and laughed at our stupid-headdedness!). And the graphics take it to another level of awesomeness.
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  28. Dude, I’m happy if someone comments on my post a week after it has been posted. Haha. Five minutes, psht.
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  29. Very nice. :) You always have the best images to go along with your posts — you are like the queen of google image or something.
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  30. Awesome post! Sadly, I’ve thought almost all of them at one time or another. But if I got 10 ARCs in one week, I’d think I’d died and gone to book heaven! *L*
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