Two Corgis On A Treadmill September 5, 2012 by April (Books&Wine) 1 comment Two Corgis On A Treadmill by April (Books&Wine) April is 25 years old. She is an educator. In her free time she can be found reading, working out, or eating junk food. She often wears her sunglasses at night. t Follow me on Twitter 1 comment… add one Christina (A Reader of Fictions) September 5, 2012 11:05 am Girl, thank you so much for your honesty, because I know we’ve all been there and it’s definitely not something that helps make the book blogging world friendly. I just discovered that one of my very favorite bloggers is quitting and it makes me so super sad! We need to foster an attitude of love, not one of judgment, but that is so hard to do. 1. I DO feel the need to churn out constant content. Joining a couple of memes (ones I like) really helped. I have 4 posts for sure every week, although if I go out of town or something, I would be down a couple, since I can’t schedule the book haul post or Cover Snark. I have also learned to schedule my reviews. I used to post when I finished something and it never occurred to me to do things any differently because I never had to, mostly because I didn’t really do blog tours. Now, though, I try not to post more than once a day and I like to have at least one post a day. But if I miss one, does anyone really care? Do they judge me? Probs not. 2. I do feel pressure, mostly because of all of the review copies. Which is totally ridic, because a lot of my blogger jealousy is OMG look they got that book I really want and the probably won’t even read it the jerks. BUT if I got it, I might not have time to read it for a while either, so I seriously have to talk myself down. I love your blog because you DO always read them. lol. Anyway, I’m trying to manage the pressure by trying not to really request digital stuff anymore. It’s a sinkhole of commitments. I have almost a hundred egalleys, some over a year old that I owe reviews for. I’m going to try to get to them, but I’m not going to stress about it. I’ll also be quick to DNF. 3. All the time. Oh, catty brain, be quiet. My worst one is the people who write all 4 and 5 star reviews, and thus get every book ever. That really does bother me. I unfollowed those blogs and I’ve been feeling much better about it when it’s not in my face. I feel a lot better when I see honest bloggers getting things and approbation. 4. I’ve gotten way better about dealing with it. Sadly, a lot of my improvement has come from my blog doing better. I have more followers and I get pretty regular comments. I’m cultivating new contacts all the time. Also, getting to know the other bloggers has been crucial. In a weird way, all of the drama has helped a bit too. I know that if I ever get trolled or something, there’s a community of bloggers I can count on to have my back so I don’t have to face that alone. Reply Cancel Share your thoughts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.