So, as many of you know, I was on a collaborative blog (Bookish) for almost 2 years. This blog suffered from it from lack of free time due to a full time real job and from going on to Bookish full time. I was also a co-founder of The Raven Readers (it lasted a little less than a year and also consisted of about 6-8 of us at one point). And I’m not going to lie, I do miss being part of a collaboration. And I have also thought about bringing on a partner or two. You might be thinking, well, why did you leave Bookish then? And that’s a good question.
Why did I leave Bookish?
Was it the girls I worked with? Absolutely not! I love the girls I worked with. They have become great friends of mine and I hope that our friendships only grow stronger over the years. I will always be thankful for the opportunity that Evie has given me and the friendships that she has provided me with.
The reason I left Bookish was because reading in itself started to feel like a chore. I started this blog to get in the bookish community and make more friends because I just don’t get to talk about books in real life like I do here. I just wanted an outlet for my bookish craziness and once I found the book blogging community, I fell in love. It’s such a great community. But when I was at Bookish, I couldn’t just read a book because I wanted to read it. I had to make sure that none of the other girls had already planned on reviewing it and double check that it hadn’t been reviewed at all. I couldn’t just pick up a book because I felt like reading it. I came back to blogging full time last December and it was like a breath of fresh air.
So then why bring on a partner?
That’s another good question. I haven’t done a post for applying. Since I’m still in the thought process on do I or don’t I? But the reasons why I do is that I miss sharing the bookish experiences that I had over at Bookish.
Now, notice that I say partner. I’m not looking to start a collaborative blog with 5 or 6 other girls, I’ve tried that and it’s too hard for me. I’m looking at 1-2 more people who will contribute in not only memes and discussions. But reviews as well. But I don’t want to go overboard with an entire group. I want it to be more intimate than a group. I want to become good friends with whomever I decide to take this next journey on. I feel like a group would be too much. I’ve tried that and it didn’t work for me. But I don’t want to give up on blog duos/trios. I haven’t tried that and I think it’d be a much better fit for me.
Another reason is that since I just got engaged, I know that the next 2 years of my life are going to be SO hectic with planning a wedding, having the wedding, and the honeymoon phase, that I know I’m going to need all the help I can get.
So let’s talk!
I know that there are pros and cons to blog duos/blog collabs. I’ve stated my opinion on each. What about you? What do you think about blog duos/blog collabs? Are you interested in doing the same? Are you opposed to it? Let me know in the comments!