Since I started blogging last July, reading blogs has become a part of my everyday life. Pretty much any time I get a spare moment (eg. my breaks at work, on buses/trains, when my housemates play FIFA 15…) I find myself automatically opening the Bloglovin app on my phone or browsing Twitter in search of new and interesting blog posts to read.
As a book blogger, I am following a huge amount of book blogs, and find they are the ones I read most often. However, as I’m something of a blog-reading maniac, I also read blogs in a variety of other niches, and so I was wondering if other bloggers do that too, or if they stick mostly with their own niche (and when I say niche I mean it in a pretty broad sense of the word – I know there can be a lot of crossover between, say fashion and beauty, and books and writing, and some blogs don’t have a particular niche at all).
So here’s a quick rundown of the types of blog I read most often, and some of my favourite reads from each niche:
- Book blogs
As a book blogger, book blogs make up a pretty high proportion of my blog reading. I also find that I tend to comment most on book blogs (although I have been pretty bad at commenting full stop recently – I’m going to blame it on the fact I’ve just moved house!). I just feel like I have more to say on bookish matters than I do on fashion or beauty for example, although I like reading about them all the same!
Favourite reads: Oh, the Books! (whose Weekly Recap posts pretty much constitute my entire Sunday nights’ blog reading!) Feed Your Fiction Addiction, Paper Fury, Lola’s Reviews, The Emerald City Book Review, Of Dragons and Hearts, Jenny in Neverland, The Unplumbed Sea…and the list could just go on and on!
- Writing blogs
There are so many great writing blogs out there that offer huge amounts of useful information on everything from the technical aspects of writing, to promoting yourself as a writer and getting inspiration. A lot of these bloggers are also published writers, so you’re basically getting professional advice from someone who knows what they are talking about on these blogs.
- Blogging blogs
By ‘blogging blog’ I’m referring to all those super useful sites that talk about everything blog related, from writing blog content, to blog promotion, web design and all the other technical parts of blogging that totally confuse me. I’m a bit of a sucker for advice posts so I really enjoy reading these kinds of blogs!
- Lifestyle blogs
Lifestyle blogs tend to combine a few things, often fashion, beauty, home décor etc. along with personal posts, and that’s a combination I like! I also love reading inspiring posts about things like feminism, self-esteem/self-improvement, creativity and career goals, and you tend to find a lot of these on lifestyle blogs.
So bloggers, what type of blogs do you read? Do you tend to stick to one niche, or do you read widely?