“Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”
Question of the Week:
Do you overextend yourself with too many reviews because you can’t pass up a book in hopes you will get them all done or do you carefully plan and be sure you can fulfil the deadlines for all the promised reviews?
This is a great question. I definitely have overextended myself in the past. When I first got into book blogging, I signed up for so many book tours through various different tour hosts and requested lots of books through NetGalley. I kept track of them all on Google calendar, but it got to the point that I just couldn’t cope with the backlog of reviews. Sometimes I had two or more books to review in a week, and as I was working full time, I didn’t have much time to read them. It put me under a lot of pressure and made reading into more of a chore than a fun hobby.
Things had to change! I wisely decided to take a step back from signing up for reviews. I still follow a few tour hosts but I only sign up for tours of books that I’m really interested in and that I know I will have time to read. I’ll only do one a month, at the most. There is just too much going on in my personal life to commit to any more than that. I have lots of older books on my shelves and Kindle that I read and review whenever I feel like it. I’m definitely a ‘mood reader’ so this approach works well for me and I enjoy book blogging much better now that I’m going at my own place.
What about you? Have you ever overextended yourself with too many reviews, or perhaps in another area of your life?