Today one of the topics for Armchair BEA is about expanding blogging horizons. It asks how we’ve “expanded on blogging in [our] own unique way.”
Since my page is relatively new, I haven’t really expanded much outside of my blog. During this past Bloggiesta, I managed to add more pages to my header and I fixed a few things so I felt like that was a nice accomplishment. I’m also not a fiction writer (I have SO much respect for everyone who is though!) so I’ve never written or published anything of my own. Frankly, I don’t know if I ever will. So that’s a no for me as well. But there is one thing that I am seriously considering: vlogging.
I can spend SO many hours on booktube. I love it! For those of you who aren’t familiar, booktube is basically the book-related vlogging community on Youtube. I love it because I feel like I actually get to know the vloggers; I can see what they look like and hear how they speak and inflect. I also find that it’s easier to “get” someone’s personality by watching their videos as opposed to solely reading their blogs. Because of this, I’ve been considering joining the community. My only reservation is that I wouldn’t know where to start! I’m also pretty shy in front of a camera, so that’s another thing that I would have to work on too. I think it would be so fun for you guys to see how I actually am in “real” life! I try my hardest to type the same way that I would speak, but it would be so much easier if you could just hear my voice say everything in real-time!
What do you think? Have you started vlogging because of your book blog or vice versa? Do you ever watch videos on booktube? What kind of videos do you like to watch if you do?