This week’s topic for Let’s Talk Bookish is timely, as I recently started a booktube channel. Here is a link if you want to check it out! This community has been so supportive, and I appreciate you all so much.
I thought that I would take this opportunity to compare the two platforms. I have been blogging since 2017 and started my booktube channel just over a month ago, so I am much more familiar with blogging. That said, I have been watching booktube since 2014 and have gained some insight as a viewer!
While there is a lot of overlap in terms of content between both platforms, I am starting to notice that a lot of what I blog about would not translate well onto YouTube, especially the memes. I love WWW Wednesday and First Impression Friday, but I cannot see myself making videos like that. The reverse is also true- there is content on booktube that just wouldn’t work on a blog- reading vlogs instantly come to mind! I think that is what I like most about being on both platforms- they each allow me to explore my creativity in very different ways.
Blogging has made me a more critical reader and reviewer, and I also think it has made me a better writer. I am slowly becoming more comfortable in front of a camera and I am learning new video editing skills, so booktube has helped me in that way!
I have also noticed that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of overlap between audiences, which is so interesting and a lot of fun! It is exciting that I can reach a wider variety of readers.
I think that blogging will always be where my heart is because there is something about being able to just sit down in front of my computer any time the mood strikes that works best for me!