10 Things Book Bloggers Worry About

2 May, 2012 Musing Musers 44 comments

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

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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. Fangs for the Fantasy

    *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)
    Fangs for the Fantasy recently posted…Being Human U.K. Season Three, Episode Two: Adam’s FamilyMy Profile

    • 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.

    • Kat Kennedy

      @Amanda @FancyOatmeal: They are. They told me about it. We meet and have weekly meetings about how we’re not clicking like on your stuff anymore just to freak you out.

  2. Lexie B.

    #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!”

  3. Kate C.

    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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  4. Madigan

    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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  5. Rachelia

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

    • Kat Kennedy

      @Lisbeth: I stand outside your door and watch you late at night. You talk in your sleep. It’s really cute.

  6. Archer

    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
    Archer recently posted…Seraphina ReviewMy Profile

  7. Barbara

    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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