Lately, I’ve been watching more booktubers and getting into their videos, after Sarah recommending me many for the past few months! I’ve been watching more youtubers generally lately and I think that’s why I decided to venture into more bookish videos!
I started watching their videos before bed, in the time I usually read blog posts. But then I neglected reading posts instead and I want to do both!
I’ve seen a lot of tweets lately from people about whether they prefer watching videos or reading posts and I read a thread (I’m so annoyed I never retweeted it or liked it because now I can’t remember who it was!) about what people like and dislike about both mediums.
I wanted to talk about the pros and cons in my opinion of both because although personally I’m more of a fan of reading blog posts, I still like booktube and it definitely has good points that posts don’t have.
For me, I love the ease of reading a post before bed – they’re often much quicker than videos. I also love the chatty writing and different people’s writing styles. I have certain blogs that I check on often because I love their writing style so much. I also love checking out the layouts of different peoples blogs, and photos too! I love when people have their own photos for posts (it’s why I love following so many bookstagram accounts too!)
Videos do however have more personality in them. Just the fact there is someone there talking about their favourite books or doing a fun book tag helps to add this. With posts it doesn’t always come through. I also think some topics work better spoken out loud – when you’re writing about quite a complex or controversial topic, it sometimes comes across better spoken.
I need to watch more booktubers (please recommend me your favourites) so maybe my opinion will change the more I watch but I do have such a love for a good written post.
How do you feel about this? Do you have one you much prefer or do you feel okay about both?