Hello! Let’s talk bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
This weeks topic is: Do Bloggers Owe Their Readers and Vice Versa?
I really like this weeks topic. To answer the question, no I don’t either of one of us owe each other anything besides respect, love, and kindness. ❤ I also hope this doesn’t come off as sassy or something. I promise that is not my intention!
Do bloggers owe their readers?
I think most of us start up a blog because we like it and we want to connect with other people about our same interests. I didn’t start my blog in hopes that people followed me. That is of course a bonus, but I started my blog for me. I wanted to write what I thought of books and other things on my mind. If people liked that and wanted to follow along, that was pretty badass! Do I think I owe them respect and a welcoming atmosphere? Yes! Of course! I treat everyone that way I would want to be treated. But if it comes down to explaining why I’m absent for periods of time then I don’t think I owe an explanation if I don’t want to explain anything. I also don’t feel like readers should expect us to hold giveaways all the time for them and such. We shouldn’t have to spend money all the time to show how much we appreciate each and everyone one of our readers.
Do readers owe the bloggers?
Again, no. I’m not sure about others, but as a follower of blogs myself, I follow people because I like what they have to say. I didn’t follow them expecting to get something in return. I think sometimes people expect a “follow for a follow” but you don’t OWE someone a follow just because they followed you. I guess that can be included in the bloggers owing readers portion too. Much like bloggers, readers should be respectful to a blogger. We bloggers love our blogs. We look at them as our “babies” sometimes. I don’t think it would be very nice for a reader to come along and be like “your blog is ugly, you need to change it”.
So overall, I don’t believe we owe each other anything. I think we blog because we like to and we follow people because we like them. I feel like I’m just rambling. If you follow me, I appreciate you so, so, so much. I love that you enjoy my blog and my content. It gives me all the warm fuzzies. I hope I’m doing a good job ❤