Tell Me Something Tuesday: March 15, 2022 – Paid Book Blogging

Posted March 15, 2022 by Jen in TMST Tags:

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March 15th: Would you like to be paid to blog/write reviews?

This is a tough one to answer because I can see both sides. On one hand, who wouldn’t want to get paid for doing something they love (and am already doing for free!). However, looking at it from the other side, I don’t think I’d want to get paid. First, I think it would make reviewing feel like a job. I wouldn’t feel I could be as flexible moving things around or skipping a review if I wanted. I may grow to hate blogging if I feel like it’s a job and I don’t have the freedom I’d like. Additionally, I fear the loss of honest opinions. If an author or publisher is paying me, then my reputation could be diminished and reviews regarded as only for payment. If an independent source is paying me, I’d be worried I’d need to fall inline with their opinions. So bottom line: I’m still waiting to win the lottery!

What about you? Tell Me Something and leave a comment!