By: Melanie | September 20, 2013 | (23) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish.


Like the title suggests, today I am going to be sharing about what I like (or am okay about), but not love about blogging.

Reading Books

I believe one of the most suckish parts of blogging would have to be reading books when I’m just not really in the mood. I have been tight on schedule lately which is why it’t been a major issue for me. I’m going through a contemporary phase so when it comes to what books I read, I have no choice but to go with what I scheduled out months ago. Not only is this a major bummer for me, but also that means I may have rated a book more harshly than I normally do due to my current taste or mood. Nonetheless, my solution is rather simple: get ahead of my schedule so I can be more of a mood reader like I used to! Blogging was not about taking away my love and interest for books, it was about extending my love and sharing my thoughts on books.

My time

It’s such a shame that all fun things in life take up so much time in our days. I know for a fact that next year I won’t be blogging as much due to me moving schools and focussing on getting into university. It’s a sad fact but I will try to blog as much as possible next year for when it’s actually my examinations years, I have a feeling that this blog will rarely ever come up with new posts. But getting into university- I’m going to be blogging non-stop! πŸ˜€ However, I’m quite certain I’ll be blogging on Finding Bliss in Books- gotta love my co-blog. *kisses blog*

The Drama

Drama in general is a pain. And in book blogging it saddens me, I try to stay from it all but it makes me cringe everytime I hear some new drama.


So that’s me, what about you guys? What do you love least about blogging?Β 

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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23 Responses to Discussing Through Midnight (8): What I Don’t So Love About Blogging

  1. Tanja says:

    Yeah it’s sad when you are drowning in some let’s say paranormal books when you are actually in mood for contemporary or some other genre. I’m a fast reader and usually I can read any genre but yeah it happens from time to time that I stick with one. I’m sorry to hear that next year you won’t be blogging as much but I totally understand. During my exams period I’m not blogging as much. Great post πŸ™‚
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  2. This is a great post Melanie, it’s true there are a few downsides of blogging. I feel like all my spare time not working full time is consumed by reading, reviewing or blogging and it’s a bit of a drain sometimes when you are not in the mood. Also I miss the days when I could just read whatever I feel like but instead we do have to follow a schedule. Haha you never know university could present yourself with a new set of challenges πŸ˜‰ Anyway, great post!
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  3. Stephanie B says:

    Great post and I have to agree with you. I don’t schedule my books out but when there’s something I absolutely have to read and I don’t want to, well then the whole thing gets a little sucky. Less blogging? πŸ™
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  4. Emily says:

    EEP! Yes I know! xO
    As funny as it sounds, sometimes I groan at the thought of reading a book when I’m not in the mood at all! I mean reading is a passion, but when you’re forced to do it… meh.
    Time is also another factor. I don’t have time to keep scouting around and commenting, and I only have time to do it on weekends, sadly! (So apologies as well x( You’ve been sweet to comment on so many of my posts!) Writing reviews also take a LOT of time.
    And I’ll miss you around here as well when you graduate! I love this blog, and do hope you’ll still find time to post! πŸ™‚
    Drama – well that’s one I either participate or hide in a hole when it happens. Usually the latter.
    Great post Melanie <33
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  5. I definitely agree with everything you’ve said! My least favorite thing about blogging is the drama. I don’t have to worry so much since I’m just starting out, but when I hear about it, it makes me upset.
    I’m glad I don’t schedule posts and stuff. Sure, it’d probably get me more views and subscribers if I did – but I started my blog to help keep track of my reading and thoughts. If someone wants to read it, awesome. If not, no big deal. πŸ™‚
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  6. That’s one of the reasons why I don’t want to start blogging- I’ll probably have less freedom of choice in what I read. I’m a mood reader at heart so I would have a pretty messed up blog that way. I must say, you do an awesome job at scheduling and stuff! I’ll miss you during the exam period ;(

  7. I can so relate! For me, #1 wasn’t really an issue until a couple of weeks ago, when my schedule started getting really tight as well, and I had to read up to four/five books at a time just so I could get my review up on the date I’d planned. And yes, it’s sucky feeling, because you never know which books may suck and which books won’t! You’re right about blogging, though. I have to keep reminding myself that, but it’s hard not to see it as a chore… which I enjoy doing. That probably didn’t make much sense. xP

    #2 SCHOOL. It ruins nearly everything. My finals are coming up next year, too, so I have to stop spending so much time on my blog, but again — it’s hard, because I love it but I don’t want to do badly in my exams either! Uni won’t be any better for me, I’m afraid. >.<

    #3 The drama doesn't really bother me, since I'm not usually caught up in it. But it is a pain in the arse to see authors and bloggers throwing tantrums and acting like idiots online. I mean, get a grip of your emotions before you do something you regret! Oh — wait, you already did. Too late.

    To answer your question, I guess what I don't really like about blogging is that us bloggers can get really competitive and calculative sometimes — myself included! It sometimes gets REALLY tiring when I have to visit blog after blog just to get comments for a new post that's up on mine, and to be honest, sometimes I wish I was the popular blogger, so that people would come to ME instead of me to THEM. I know that sounds really selfish, but, eh, people have their bad days, I suppose.

    Great post, Melanie!
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    • Melanie says:

      I get a little jealous when people get ARCs that I really want but it’s a good type of jealousy, ya know? I totally get wheat you mean, Megan. I visit your blog regardless if you can’t visit mine all the time! <33

  8. Book blogging definitely takes up a lot of time. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that I don’t post nearly as much during school. I’ve been trying to schedule posts ahead of time more often. Great post! πŸ™‚
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  9. I do hate that blogging/reviewing can take up so much time. It’s difficult to do the things you love (like reading books) when you have a lot of other things going on in your life. I’m trying to schedule things in advance, so I don’t have to worry about posting on the days that I just can’t or don’t feel up to it.
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  10. Jasprit says:

    I have to agree with you Melanie, I dislike having to read books according to a schedule, I’ve got a bit behind on next month’s books and that’s because it’s taking me so long to get into books lately, sometimes I just want to read what I want to read, I’ve really become a mood reader, which doesn’t help me get through all the ARC’s! Thanks for sharing a great post with us Melanie!
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  11. Yes to the drama. I hate that.

    Perhaps one of the things I like about begin INT is that I always get to pick the books I want to read. I do use Netgalley, but there is more space when it comes to reviewing books.
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  12. Yeah, I’m definitely not a fan of the drama that seems to happen every so often. I try to stay out of it. And I agree about the reading. The worst part is having to read books when I’m not in the mood and books that I am struggling to get through. Normally, I’d just put them down, but since I plant to write a review, I try to finish and give them the benefit of the doubt, but it takes up time.
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  13. Candace says:

    I try not to have a reading schedule. Most of my review books are unsolicited, so this helps, I’m not OBLIGATED to read them. So I read the few I have agreed to and then read the ones I was sent for review (but not asked to review). I still have a bit of a schedule to stick to for reading but if I read ahead of the schedule then I can read the book when I’m in the right mood. That’s how I try to do it anyway. Because I agree, if you aren’t in the right mood the book is going to be rated lower.
    Blogging DOES take a lot of time! I’m lucky it’s kind of part of my job, so I have that excuse πŸ˜‰

    I hate the drama too, but I pretty much stay out of it and often don’t even know anything about it.
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  14. Amelia says:

    I haven’t read progressed much with my blog so I can’t really relate but it sounds like it sucks a lot! So you’ll still stay with your co-blog if you have to give up this one completely?

  15. Lyn Kaye says:

    You bring up a good point about reading. I hate it when I am in a reading slump. As you pointed out, I tend to tear into those books because it was more out of duty than out of love.

    I hope your life evens out at some point!
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  16. I really hate the time constraints also, I feel like I’m always in a slump πŸ™ Also I really hate formatting on Blogger!
    -Scott Reads It
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  17. DUDE, I know how you feel! I have like 30 review books that I have to read, and I just don’t feel like reading them. I’ve even got some that I’ve had for over a year! My problem is, when they’re shiny and new (especially if they have a pretty cover), I request them, then when I can finally get around to reading them, I don’t feel like it anymore. I am a VERY moody reader. I’m so far behind I feel like I’m never going to catch up, but I’m trying not to stress out too much over it.
    I have a downloading problem, too. I’m auto-approved for Harper (favorite pub) and Harlequin Teen, so when they have something new that I want, I still download it even though I already have too many. It’s a serious addiction. We need a Bloggers Anonymous group!
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  18. Shelly says:

    I think the thing I hate the most is the amount of books I have to read and the amount of books I want to read. It’s impossible to read every single book I want and it bums me out. I barely see drama so I’m not that accustomed to it but every time I see it, it sucks! And yes time is a big thing I don’t have. I really should be doing homework but instead I’m here so…
    Anyway, Awesome discussion post! πŸ™‚
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