SNR featured on Trendy Simple Life

I had the pleasure of answering a few questions – with a few other bookstagrammers – about Instagram burnout for fellow book blogger Marcia over at Trendy Simple Life. Check out Marcia’s experience with Instagram burnout and how she recommends taking your power back!  feature image credit: Trendy Simple Life

Meet Marcia

I am lucky to call Marcia a friend. I’ve known her since 2008 and have spent the last 2 years attending Marcia’s monthly book club. She takes the most beautiful book photos and is my young adult genre guru. She writes very thoughtful reviews on all genres so I recommend you check her out!

Let’s talk social media burnout. Do you find yourself staring at your phone more than you are engaging face-to-face with people (or avoiding errands and the like)? I work full time and books are my hobby; I use a majority of my free time to try and keep up with all the books I want to read. I really love blogging, but know that Instagram can be a necessary evil in the book community. I find myself spending way too much of my free time on #bookstagram: I need to gain some of that time back to read more books…and sometimes not read.

I mean my laundry has been piling up and I have a habit of neglecting it for longer than I should, oh and lets not forget how much I dislike grocery shopping so any excuse to put that off is one I take (I need to get myself together!). I don’t have the right answers on how to maintain balance, I am still trying to figure that out. But, I guess the first step is awareness of it, so I am on the right track. 😉

A huge THANK YOU to Marcia for starting this conversation. Don’t forget to check out her post.

Where do you prefer to read reviews and/or learn about books? Blogs? Instagram? Goodreads? Facebook? Twitter? All the above? None of the above? Do you find yourself spending a bit more time than you would like on social media? Talk to me!

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9 thoughts on “SNR featured on Trendy Simple Life

  1. I’m not a bookstagrammer. I really have only so much time to myself that I read, twitter sometimes, and FB rarely. I have a hard enough time keeping up with emails and review requests than I do anything else. I do what I can, but I do not think that becoming so popular that I’m almost famous for things is important, so I guess I put more thought into my reviews and posts than anything else.

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  2. Pretty much all of them. I think IG for me is that I can see what books are really hyped at the moment which is important for my online book club because we feature and spotlight many books. For reviews, I rely on blogs, booktube and Goodreads though.

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  3. I tend to post tour Bookstagram posts and occasionally create my own pictures but I am not talented at taking pictures. I tend to focus on my blog. When I create a blog post it automatically posts to my Facebook and Twitter blogs. I do think that it can get mentally exhausting if I spend too much time on the computer.


  4. Ugh… Twitter is my biggest time sink. I love staying in the conversation, but sometimes I certainly wish I had more willpower to put the phone down and just read! 🙂


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