I started this blog in January of this year. Oooh a no0b right? Not exactly, I have been blogging both professionally, and personally for a very very long time. Eurobands.us is one of my older blogs. I had know how in the marketing world, blogging world, and coding world. My site is professional, clean, and I hope well read. So why do I keep reading “She has only been book blogging 2 months and got an ARC”, or “That wasn’t fair, I have been blogging for a year more than her”. I really think that is completely ridiculous and not relevant in any sense.
Time blogging does several things, it allows you to learn the ropes, make friends, and mass a following. Some need less time than others, some pick up on things more quickly, figure things out faster, have an awesome networking and marketing style. So while person A is blogging for 4 years and struggling to find a balance and a following, person B may have surpassed your 4 years of work in a matter of months. Pro blogger states the longer your blog is out there the better, and that is true! Imagine where these up and coming blogs that already surpass older ones will be in the same amount of time. I am in no way saying the older blogs should be passed over either, I just do not think that length of time is always a valid claim or complaint as to why you didn’t receive something and someone else did. *coughbookshelvescough* As book bloggers we are marketers first and foremost. Yes I do this for me, in my own way, and in an honest opinion way, but I am fully aware that the things I post here are for recommendation purposes. With this comes responsibilty for professionalism, and a responsibility to get the word out about said product. So I would like to know why length of time with a blog is relevant if you can do these things faster and better should you be passed over because you are a no0b?