Hey, everyone! Who’s ready to get some ideas?
A few months ago, I wrote a post about things I wish I had known as a new book blogger, and in it, I described how to write a discussion post! (Only my opinion, of course. You can write a post however you like!)
It’s come to my attention that some of you really want to write discussions, but are having trouble finding inspiration or topics to write about. So this one’s for you!
Here are some discussion post topics I would love to read from you all!
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Why did you start your blog? How has your blogging journey changed over time?
I’ve written a discussion post about this already, but I’d like to hear your story!
Why did you start a book blog? Tell your viewers and blogging friends about your journey, and invite some fresh conversation!
A discussion about audiobooks.
The use of audiobooks has been in debate for… I think it’s been forever. Some people hate them, some people love them.
And then you have people like me, who say, “Eh, it really depends on my mood.”
Write a discussion post about your views on audiobooks. Do you use them? Why, or why not?
What is your favorite (or least favorite) genre, and why?
Some people (ie: not me) aren’t overly picky and can read just about any genre. However, others avoid certain genres when they choose their next lovely read.
What genres do you avoid, and why? Which are your favorite genres?
Make a discussion post about the books you love, or your experiences with certain genres.
A discussion about spoilers.
This is also a discussion I’ve made before!
When you talk about spoilers, bring up your experiences with them. Have you ever seen a spoiler? Did it ruin the book for you, or did you just move on with your life? what exactly is a spoiler, anyway?
You can also make the discussion about 1) why spoilers should be made obvious when they appear in book reviews, or 2) why spoilers should not be such a big deal.
Thoughts about book subscription boxes.
Have you ever ordered a subscription box? Did you like it, or did it disappoint you?
Whether you’ve bought one before or not, I would like to know your opinion on bookish boxes!
Boxes such as Owlcrate and LitJoy are beautiful, but they can also be expensive. In the discussion, you can talk about your experience with boxes others may be curious about, or you can discuss why you’ve never bought one before. You can even bring up points about items you wish some boxes would include, or items you wish they would get rid of.
(For example: I’ve purchased a few boxes in the past, and they were okay, but I just never liked the books they would send me!)
A list of books with dragons (or any other kind of interesting creature).
Okay, if I’m being honest, all I’m trying to do here is to get you all to recommend me some dragon books, because I am desperate.
Make a recommendation list of books with a certain creature, or books which feature creatures you wish you say in fiction more often. Then, ask your viewers which creatures they wish appeared in books more!
Discuss the characteristics of your favorite characters.
(or favorite types of characters)
Sometimes, our favorite characters are pretty similar: they all came from similar backgrounds, or they had similar friends, or they all we somehow involved with a crime of some sort, or – you know the drill.
Discuss some characteristics your favorite characters may have in common. Do they have the same hair color? The same taste in clothing, or food? Where do they come from? Do they have certain skills?
You can also turn this into a list of books where those characters are from. Maybe these are your favorite books!
Where do you get your books?
Write a discussion about how you read, and where you get books. Do you go to your local library? Do you purchase your books online? Or do you only use an ereader?
Tell your viewers about how you obtain the books you read, and why. Is there something you wish you could change about this process?
Talk about why you read certain blogs, and what made you follow them.
Some of us are very picky when it comes to reading blogs. There are so many of them! We don’t have time to read them all, but we can narrow our choices down based on what we look for in a blog.
Discuss your favorite things about your favorite blogs, and what makes them unique to you. Or, if you have any pet peeves about reading blogs, bring those into the conversation as well.
I hope this helps your inspiration process! What other discussion topics would you like more people to write about?
Chat with me about it!
Happy reading, everyone! 😀