Over the years I've realised there are quite a few (read: a lot) of blogging things I suck at. But it's time to stop being embarrassed of them, so here, for your amusement, is the list in progress...
When it comes to judging what genre/s a book belongs to, I struggle. Is this book classed as Sci-fi or Dystopian? And I still haven't got my head around Coming-of-age and Post Apocalyptic. Embarrassingly, I suck at music genres too, although when someone classes One Direction or 5SOS as punk, rock, or both I'm quick to correct them. Because no. Just no. Luckily, books-wise, Goodreads has a section where you can see what genres people have classed certain books as, so nowadays I just tend to follow the crowd.
I'm so bad at commenting on other people's blogs. There are a couple of blogs where I read their latest posts and automatically scroll to the comment section to leave my thoughts, but I guess there are some blogs where I'm just not in the habit of commenting there. That probably doesn't make any sense. I need to get back into the habit of commenting more because I know how much joy I feel when I have comments awaiting moderation myself, but sometimes I really don't have anything to say. Argh!
You'd think, after nine years of coming up with post titles almost daily, I would be a pro by now. But no. It's still just as difficult coming up with decent post titles as it was when I was writing my first ever blog post. While I'm on the subject, do any of you have any tips on thinking up a good blog post title? I seriously need help.
Replying to emails
Sometimes, when reading a review request from a publisher, I'll read it and think, "Mm, nah, not my kinda thing." And then I forget to reply. A few days later: "Hi Amber, I'm just following up last week's email to see if you would like to review this book?" Why, why, why am I so forgetful when it comes to emails? Everything else, I remember just fine. Emails? ...Sorry, what emails?
Are there any blogging things you think you suck at?