I love social media and spend way too much time on it! I feel like the bookish community is so contradictory sometimes though, pushing positivity and at the same time being negative and pulling others down.
I love reading negative reviews waaaaaay too much, even for books I love, and I definitely don’t mean ‘negativity’ in the form of reviews – more shaming other people for one reason or another. But enough of that, I just wanted to clear up what I meant. I actually want to talk about why I love social media so much.
Instagram is one of my favourite platforms; I can scroll through pretty photos, like them easily, and not have to read the captions or comments. It’s actually a fairly positive place too, from my experience. There are some incredible photographers with accounts on there, and I love to find new recommendations from them. I’m a sucker for the stories, and will happily sit watching through them all. I know some people aren’t so keen, but I definitely am!
Twitter is my most used platform, probably. I spend far too much time on it, especially when I should be doing something productive. The only downside is that I see a lot of arguing on there – usually political – and whilst I really don’t want to read it in certain moments, I don’t like to silence certain terms because I may be able to learn from someone tweeting about an issue. Those arguments usually come through people I have randomly followed though – not the bookish community! I see a lot of love on Twitter, and people supporting one another, and I genuinely love that. I love the random bookish conversations with people every once in a while.
Reviews and recommendations
Goodreads is such a wonderful site. I love having somewhere to keep track of my reading and I use it as a bible now when book shopping, looking at the average rating if I’m unsure about a book, and often reading some of the reviews. I’m also super nosy, and enjoy seeing what other people are reading. Plus the reading challenge is a bit of motivation! Even if I’m already behind…
What are your favourite platforms? And your accounts? Or maybe you don’t like these ones? I’d love to hear your thoughts!📚