My friend, Jackie, from Bookworm Cafe posted her responses to this challenge during July, so it put it on my own radar. I decided to take it up for the month of August. The challenge originated, it appears, with Good Books & Good Wine, so credit for the prompts goes to them!
TODAY’S PROMPT: WHO ARE YOUR BOOK BLOGGING MENTORS?
I have 4 book blogging mentors. These are people that may not be my BFF, like Jackie from Bookworm Cafe, but I have such a deep respect for them! I look at their blog and want to strive to be like them. So here are the five people that are my mentors, to me, and why…
- Jackie from Bookworm Cafe – Jackie was one of the first book bloggers that I actually followed and started reading her blog, so she is also a mentor not just a BFF. This eventually changed into a friendship, but I still consider her very much a mentor of mine. She constantly reminds me that I am my own blogger and allowed to do what I want. I also love the fact that I can gossip with her at any time.
- Kris Marie from Boston Book Reader – She is always supportive on Twitter for things that I post, but it is more than that. This blogger has one of the best blogs out there. Her content is always thought out and on point. She also has been willing in the past to let me pick her brain when I am trying to find equipment for videos. While we do not talk all the time, I feel that if I needed to ask a question about blogging she would answer and give me the best answer she can. I love and respect her deeply. Her blog truly gives me something to strive for.
The next two probably have no clue I feel that they are mentors, as I have not truly engaged with them that much past liking their content:
- Erik from The Past Due Review – I randomly found his blog one day and his content is very high quality. The fact that he does not seem to be bothered at all that he does not review hyped or upcoming releases has helped me greatly in recognizing I don’t need to be what others want me to be as a blogger. I have to be what I want as a blogger. I also love his movie reviews and the way he rates things is hilarious. They always put a smile on my face. I find his recommendations always on point on who would like or dislike the content he reviews. He gives me a lot to look up to!
- Lexie Plath of Reading In The Wings – I go to Lexie’s blog basically every single day to see what content she has posted. If you are not following her, you are missing out. My favorite feature is that because she does Broadway shows, she does a feature with fellow Broadway actors and interviews them on bookish content. I love this feature and find myself engrossed when I read them. It shows me how you can be unique based on where you live and what you want to do with your blog. She has created a very personal and unique blog that speaks to all aspects of who she is. I love this melding of her acting and books. Also her opinions on the books she reviews are always considerate and these posts are well-written. I can’t speak enough nice things about this blogger. She truly is someone I admire and respect so much. I look up to her and one day hope that my blog can be as wonderful as hers!
WHO ARE YOUR BOOK BLOGGING MENTORS? Let me know in the comments!