#BookBlog vs #BookTube vs #Bookstagram WHICH IS THE BETTER PLATFORM?!

Round-One2

WHO WILL BE THE VICTOR?! WHO WILL GET ALL THE BOOKS AND LOVE?!

WHO IS THE BEST OF THE BEST?!?!?

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ALL OF US.

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We are all awesome in our own rights, why do we feel the need to attack each other?!

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SERIOUSLY PEOPLE WHAT THE HECK?!

We all love books. We all love reviewing them. We all love the same things. Why are we bickering?!

If you aren’t happy, and feel the need to put someone on blast PUBLICLY just because you don’t like them, what they do, what they get, the platform they use, how they review… Then maybe you shouldn’t say anything. Maybe you need to improve upon yourself. You work on you, because to throw that kind of shade at someone, in book blogging, booktubing, bookstagraming, anywhere is just freaking wrong.

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IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO BE SHADY AND A MEAN GIRL, PLEASE GO VENT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

All of us work for what we want to achieve!

This isn’t aimed at any one person or group. I know there are people who shady reguardless of group they are in. They talk smack about people in their own bubble as well. Venting in private is one thing, but to down someone publicly or a group of people for how they do things, why they do things and what they recieve (followers, arcs, finished copies, attention from publishers, etc) for the work that they do is bad. There is no justifying it. If you feel the need to publicly shame someone, then maybe there is something YOU need to work on yourself.

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I started booktubing, book blogging and bookstagraming for one thing:

FRIENDS.

I live in a small town. Not a lot of people I know like to read what I do, to talk about books… Hell the library rarely gets updated. =/ Most people use it just for the internet.

I started my platforms because I wanted to meet new people, and heck. Ya’ll seemed sweeter than honey. Yes, not all of us will get along, but we can be CIVIL. Who cares who gets what? Who cares who gets to goto places? I am tired of all the drama. So many people put so much work into what they do, and it’s disheartening to see all of us bash one another for it.

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Can’t we all just start over and try to be friends or at least civil? Seriously. We all love the same thing. We all started our blogs, channels and instagrams for the same reason. Our love of books. The written word! I hate all of us acting like we are different cliques in highschool. We are better than this.

So, I beg of you. Book Bloggers, BookTubers, Bookstagrammers.. Please leave me comments below on your thoughts. How we can work on this. How we can be the family I know we all are. When it comes down to it, we are all just a bunch of book lovers, looking for a place to call home.

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All of you rock.

I have made so many wonderful friends over the years on all three platforms. I refuse to be divided, and I am not afraid to stand up and voice my opinion. Because that is what friends do.

I love you all equally.

~ Rei’sa

[This was in responce to Sam’s awesome video]

7 thoughts on “#BookBlog vs #BookTube vs #Bookstagram WHICH IS THE BETTER PLATFORM?!

  1. Kaitlin, A Comfy Chair Founder says:

    I thought this was SUPER interesting! As someone who is mainly a blogger but does a little booktubing on the side, it is difficult to imagine that people act this way. We are all part of the same book community so I do not get why there is tension. Both are important and different and appeal to different audiences. Very fascinating! Thank you for posting!

    • Rei'sa al Ghul says:

      It’s something that has been going in for a while! Sam makes some good points, and I just.. I can’t understand it either. We all do so much for the community. We all love books. We should work together!

  2. joysofbookworms says:

    I couldn’t have said it better myself! While I don’t have Instagram, I LOVE watching BookTube and think that it is such an awesome community! (One that I’m not part of, but still) And, obviously, I have a blog, through which I have met so many awesome people! I love that so many people from all around the world can come together over books – it is simply amazing 🙂

    • Rei'sa al Ghul says:

      It really is an awesome community! I have made a lot of friends, and to see the snideness of people over how others choose to share their love… It hurts! I love all my friends equally!

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