Forget what I said last time, this definitely felt like a short hiatus. My break just ended so I’m back at uni, life got way more hectic than I expected it to and I got sick.. just great isn’t it! 🙃
Anyway, I kind of neglected this blog but that ends now! I’m back with a (or two..) LTB post(s)!
Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly discussions meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books!
This week’s topic: Freebie!
The two topics I chose for today are:
- Why I Continue Reading A Blog Post
- How Many POVs Is Too Many
These are both past topics that I missed and would have loved to be a part of. So I’m doing them now, a two in one!
Let’s get into it!
How Many POVs Is Too Many?
This is actually a topic suggested by me and I enjoyed reading your posts!
I always wondered whether other people mind too many POVs like I do. Don’t get me wrong, I love multiple POVs, if (!) they’re done well. (The Kind Worth Killing is a good example!) They provide a certain suspense, an insight into multiple characters and can be pretty engaging. Sometimes I even find it’s easier to keep reading a book if there are multiple POVs.
However, on the flip side, sometimes there really are too many POVs. I don’t think I can put an exact number on it but if you have to actively try to keep up with what is happening to who at what point, it’s not working. If you read a story and have to constantly remind yourself who is talking about what, it pulls you out of the story, out of the fiction. And I don’t think neither the author nor the reader want that.
If you’re someone who can read a story with 8+ POVs and still enjoy it, you’re lucky! I’m not saying it’s impossible for me to enjoy a book with that many POVs, I just think it’s hard for an author to be so good that you can easily follow a story with all those POVs. If they are, brilliant!
Why I Continue Reading A Blog Post
This is very subjective, so keep that in mind while I share my opinions.
One thing that I find very important and always keeps me engaged, is when people write how they want to write. I don’t only mean their opinions but how it’s written. ALL CAPS, all small, all cursive, all bold, it’s just more fun and authentic, the blogger’s personality shines through. And that’s what keeps me (and I’m sure others) wanting to read more!
Like I said above, sharing your actual opinions is also important! I love when you can feel a blogger’s passion for something, whether that’s love or hate. It keeps me interested. I want to know more, I want to know why you love/hate this thing. So share your feels!
Another thing that will definitely either keep me reading or make me click off your post is how it’s structured, how it looks, overall. I think paragraphs are so, so important. Usually I’m not into reading a really long text with no indents or paragraphs, it’s just tiring. Same goes for titles, they can really improve your post! (I myself don’t use titles as often, I’m a fan of paragraphs and bold text.)
Now last but not least, images. Or gifs. Or charts. Whatever you want to use, they will definitely keep me reading. It’s something different, and can be a lot of fun, not only for the reader but for the blogger to use!
For this topic, I think it might also be helpful to share my advice for newbie bloggers post!
This is it for today! I hope you enjoyed today’s post, I certainly did writing it! 😊
What do you think? Do you share my opinions? Do you disagree? Why? Let’s talk!
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