Let’s have an honest and real convo about Booktube. It’s been something I’ve been batting around for months. I keep getting hyped to try it and then I put the thought in the back of my mind. Then I get itchy to do it and want to do it. I’m feeling this now.
However, I’m going to let it sit for a while because it’s something I’m seriously considering but it’s also one of those things where I jump into without making a plan. Maybe I’ll make some test videos for lighting and sound. Prepare myself properly. There’s been so many times that I’ve rushed into something without thinking and just lose steam or focus.
But I will admit there are a few things holding me back from doing this. First off, I’m afraid of the criticism. I’m worried I’ll share myself too much and lose my privacy. I’m afraid that I’ll say something the universe didn’t want to hear and I’ll become a joke. I’m afraid people will just hate me for being me. These are excuses that are really debilitating me right now.
I’m also worried that it will amount to nothing at all. I feel like Booktube is a bet where the winning hand is so unstable that you can come out on top or on the very bottom. Because of those odds, I’m hesitant to even get started. This kind of doubt really steps me back.
But I’m a little bored of what I’ve been doing with reviews and hoping to find another outlet. I also have these lists that I do pretty much every month and I think I’ll transfer those to Youtube as well. Here’s what would possibly go from the blog to accommodate another social media platform:
- Mid-month checkins
- Weekly wrap ups
- Monthly wrap ups
- Book Hauls
- Some Reviews
- Reading Vlogs
I mean, I feel like it won’t be that bad to get rid of these from the blog and make them vlogs. I think that goes double for the fact that I don’t know if people want to read a wall of text about what I read this month.
I don’t normally do reading vlogs, but I’m willing to try them. After all, I spend most of my time reading anyway so it might be a good use of my time to just keep the camera on me while I do it.
What are your thoughts? Would you watch a booktube channel with me in it? Do you booktube? I need opinions before I can finally pull this trigger.