Recently I uploaded my first Booktube video in over a year. The video was a book unhaul and is actually doing pretty well. But, I am still unsure if I want to go back to YouTube. I love creating my blog content, but I did enjoy filming that video. Every now and again, I get the urge to film a reading vlog or haul. Things that are just harder to do in a blog format. However, I feel like YouTube still gives me a bit of anxiety.
On Booktube, people seem to read only the popular books. I like reading all kinds of books not just whatever one else is reading. Also, filming in my house can be a little difficult at times. I did a whole post on ‘Booktube vs Book Blogging‘, and why I prefer book blogging. And, I don’t think my opinion on the talk has really changed all that much. Still, I am stuck on if I should continue trying Booktube again. Or, just stick with my little book blog, since I’m not sure I could keep up with both.
There is always the option of posting reading vlogs on Booktok, which is much smaller than Booktube and less pressure. I’m just very confused at the moment. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Please give me your advice on if I should attempt Booktube again or stick with only book blogging. Don’t forget to follow my blog.
Until The Next Chapter,
I totally understand where you’re coming from! I tried creating my own booktube a while ago, but it was too much to keep up with. Still, if you enjoy it, there’s no reason why you can’t only occasionally post what comes to mind.
Yes, Booktube always seems like a fun idea until I start thinking about the stress of filming and being on camera, the criticism that comes from YouTube. For now, I think I’ll just stick to my blog much less pressure.
I’m so self conscious about being on camera, that I think I’ll always generally lean toward text posts. But kudos to those less shy than me!
I’m the same way. Even though I am glad I posted the video to test out Booktube again I’m just going to stick with blogging. Less pressure and stress for me.