This past week in one of my Facebook groups a few of us got to talking about how we view ourselves as bloggers and what it says about our blog. There seemed to be two classifications: Reviewers or Promoters.
What’s the difference?
Reviewers tend to post any and all reviews, regardless if it’s a DNF, a 1 star, or a 5 star. Nothing is off limits.
Promoters tend to to only review what they love. When you go to these blogs they more than likely will have reviews that are only 3 stars and higher.
Where do I fit in?
I would say that my first year as a blogger I was primarily in the promoter category. I didn’t write bad reviews. I only wrote ones in the 4/5 star range. I also participated in more cover reveals, spotlights, and other posts that were of promotion material.
Where am I now?
I would like to think that I am somewhere in the middle of being a reviewer and a promoter. I like to promote books I love by doing features and spotlights, but I also like being able to review and discuss books that left me underwhelmed or unsatisfied. I want My Book Muse to be a place where I can be honest about what I love and dislike and maybe help a fellow reader make an informed decision. I don’t like promoting books I don’t support and I have weeded out of these types of posts as I want this blog to be a representation of what I enjoy.
What group would you fall in or what kind of blog do you prefer?
Let’s chat! Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think.
*Note: I do not think that one style of blogging is better than the other. I follow blogs that post only positive reviews as well as blogs that post negative and positive reviews. I think that either style of blogging can coexist and should!