Yesterday I tweeted something that became fairly popular (compared to all my other tweets lol) after a few people commented on some of my reviews this past week.
If a blogger’s review helped you decide to read a book, tell them! Those comments mean the world!
— Austine 🐉 (@AustineDecker) July 27, 2017
It made me think about the work that we do as book bloggers and how it feels amazing when someone shows us a little bit of love. And I’m not talking in the form of books. I mean our readers who help us to spread the word!
So I put together a list of ways you can show your support for book bloggers, whether you’re a book blogger yourself, an author, a reader, etc!
Comment on blog posts.
Not only does a blog post comment give me a warm fuzzy feeling inside, it also shows that our readers are engaging with our content. It can be an indicator of what kinds of posts we should keep posting (and which ones we shouldn’t). We put our reviews and discussions out into the world for our readers so it’s awesome when y’all respond back!
Share our posts on social media.
Similarly, by sharing our posts on your media pages, you’re showing us that you liked our content which is a good feeling on its own, but also helps us create better content and adjust to what y’all want to read. Whether you share out directly from our post or go to our media pages and share/RT from them, we see that and it’s greatly appreciated!
Talk to us!
Wait WHAT?! All I have to do is talk to you? I mean, none of these options likely apply to everyone but if you reach out to talk to me about a book that I mentioned (maybe I convinced you to read something) or you’re looking for book recs, whatever the case may be, that makes me feel good. It means that you value my opinion and consider me worth talking to.
And please, ask questions! Unless they’re highly personal, chances are we’ll answer.
Give us a follow!
Like what you see? Don’t forget that most bloggers are on at least one, if not more, social media platforms and following us shows your support in a way that also benefits you so you don’t miss a post. Additionally, those follower stats allow us to bring you new content and more opportunities. Y’all have the power in how much you want to support us (or not)!
I was hesitant to include this on the list since I’m sure post of us are broke buying books but many bloggers have Ko-fi or Patreon (or some equivalent) pages that you can donate to. Blogging can cost money, especially if someone has their own domain, any plug-ins and add-ons they subscribe to, hosting giveaways, and all that fun stuff. One Ko-fi donation, for me, means I can give away a book. That covers the shipping cost (at least in the US/PR). So you don’t have to donate much but every little bit helps!