As part of our blogoversary (will the celebrations of our awesomeness never stop?) and as co-bloggers, Shanti and I are going to tell you why being a co blogger is wonderful.
- This is probably the most obvious: less work. We have to write fewer posts each, because we share our responsibilities. This is rather useful, seeing as we’re both busy with a lot of other things.Yay!
- Fun times. Having a coblogger is not only less stressful, it’s also more fun. Maybe partly because it’s less stressful?
- More ideas. Because there are two people with different brains, we both have different, creative ideas for posts.
- Better ideas. With someone else to listen to your ideas and think about what you have to say, and give feedback, your ideas will almost always be better. We criticise each other’s posts (in a helpful way, duh)
- Motivation. It’s great to have a co-blogger because it gives you no excuses for not posting. If you don’t post, Shanti will bother you incessantly. (she has never forgotten to post in the last 2 years fyi, not counting hiatuses) (and eve in hiatuses she schedules posts. (When they started blogging, Shar always forgot to write blog posts. Then Shanti
yelled at herencouraged her to write them on time and she did.)
- More interacting/community. We both comment on other people’s posts. This means we can both make new friends. That is good. Shanti and I read lots of the same blogs, but also some different ones. Shar has bloglovin’, Shanti has Twitter, we basically do the work of two bloggers (wut.)
- More book buying power. Two people equals two times as many books, right? (Kind of. Shar exercises more restraint)
- You can cover more books. Shar and I read and review differently, which means you darling readers get a wider variety of books, and that’s definitely a good thing. 2x the eyes=more books read (maybe not two times as much, because Shanti reads more than Shar)
- Different strengths. Blogs aren’t just about the writing. There’s design, photos, and (as we mentioned before) and interacting with other bloggers. Shanti’s better at writing (she writes more posts than Shar), and she can eat apples with her teeth and not a knife (dangit braces) but Shar (believes) she is better at photography (maybe-says Shanti) (well, at least I edit them says Shar) and design and coding (this great site design is all thanks to her, yo) (thank you, sis) fabulousness (just kidding). Being good at different things makes our blog better overall. (not that we’re conceited or anything)
Shanti and I have so much fun blogging together, and being each other’s cobloggers is (as we hope we have made evident) awesome. But that’s not to say that being an only (blogging) child is bad! You get to be your own boss and commandeer allllll the posts. There are so many amazing bloggers out there who do more work than both of us together by themselves. Since we can’t do that, we think you guys are pretty cool. Still, coblogging is the best.
Do you coblog? Do you single blog? Do you even blog? Are you going to co-blog now? (you should). Also, challenge: What’s the difference between Shar and Shanti’s posts? Can you tell who wrote which bullet points, and which ones we did together?