13. stu 2014.

Bookish Problems #14 - Having a co-blogger

Hi darlings. As you know in our bookish problems posts we tackle some of the issues or problems that might occur in our little blogging world. Today I will share my thoughts on one of the topics that is often raised when you have a blog. 

So life gets tough sometimes, and with school, work, family, etc blogging is something that you sadly have to put aside for some time. It's hard to see something, you spend so much time and love building alone and therefore you often think about sharing it with someone else. For me, personally, this is not something I had much troubles with as Glass and I have been blogging together for years now and honestly I couldn't imagine it without her. But at the same time I understand all of you who don't want to share your blog with someone else, as it's your baby after all.

So question is - Having a co-blogger? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Well, as I said I'm a bit biased here and I'd always go for YES when it comes to this issue. It's amazing when you have someone to relay on and when you know that someone will be there to take care of everything when you cannot. For me Glass has always been there and always understood me, and I truly hope I was the same for her.

But there were times where Glass was busy with work and everything and I took care of everything. So yes we can say that even though never officially either of us "left" we had a fair share of being only bloggers here. It's not much different, but you just simply have to organize more and think more things through. But at the end, the other one was always somehow present.

At the end honestly I don't think I can imagine this blog and blogging in general without Glass. I truly hope that I'll never have to :) 

I know that finding someone to share your blog with, someone you can trust, is hard. I'm really honored that Glass trusted me and it meant so much for me as I have found my best friend for life in her after all this time. That thing will certainly never change. So you never know and maybe you'll be lucky as I was.

What are your experiences with co-blogging? Would you ever try it if you already haven't? Share! We like hearing your thoughts! 

Until the next time,

21 komentar:

  1. I like to have someone with me even if now she doesn't do a lot. But She is so awesome! Not sure I want to do without her.

  2. I've considered it because it seemed like everyone else had co-bloggers where I remained solo, but I kind of like being in complete control of everything. I'm so OCD about things that it'd be hard to trust someone with a blog that's become so personal.
    Interesting topic!
    ~Litha Nelle

  3. Getting a co-blogger, it's a thought that crosses my mind fairy often, but I'm not sure anyone would want to be a co-blogger on a blog that's named ANATEA's bookshelf. God knows I could really use someones help as I've been really struggling in some periods.
    But, I'm glad it's working so well for you girls!

  4. Aw, I love how much you two trust each other so much. ^_^

    I'll have to say yes to co-blogging as well! On The Social Potato, Faye and Rashika have been like two awesome big sisters for me. And the girls I co-blog with at Deadly Darlings have been easy to work with and are pretty chill with everything I ask them to do. :)

  5. You two are like the OTP blogger pair! ;) I'm impressed by how you two get along and also Rachel and Jasprit. It's easy to tell that there's a lot of respect between the two of you and that you work together well.
    I think co-blogging is an interesting option but only when it works. I've also heard some horror stories about it, but if you find the perfect person for you, then it can turn into an amazing experience.

  6. I've never had a co-blogger, just occasionally guest bloggers like my mom and mother-in-law, and there are days when I wish for nothing more than for someone to help me out! I've got my routine down pretty well now though, and I just try and get ahead as much as possible so when I get busy, I still have posts ready to go up:)

    So glad you and Glass have such an amazing friendship/partnership!!!

  7. I honestly have never considered it but...I can totally see why during busy times it would be so nice to have someone else be able to do some of the work and reviews. I think the partnership would definitely have to be someone you trusted and were already friends with, or at least, I think that would make it a lot easier.

  8. The Nocturnal Library was started by Lisa and me, together. It went like that for about 6 months, but she soon realized that having a serious blog just wasn't for her. She is my bestie and pretty much the only person I could do it with. I'm a perfectionist, a control freak, and I love having things done a certain way. I am not a person who should have a co-blogger, but I admire people who can. There are times when I wish I had any kind of help, but when I weigh pros and cons, I realize that flying solo is the only way to go for me.

  9. I've been blogging for a little over four years now, and added associate reviewers in 2013. It was a difficult decision, but I have no regrets. It's great knowing that I don't have to post 5 days a week because someone else will take care of the holes in my schedule. Mind you, it can be challenging at times because I hate having to micro-manage or deal with drama. Finding the right fit is key. You & Glass make such an awesome team!

  10. I can't imagine co-blogging myself but I think it's something that would work well for many since we all tend to get busy in real life at times. With two bloggers you have half the 'work' to do. But you have to get along well and just have that connection so there's no drama and whatnot. I'm glad you and Glass are such a great team!

  11. I think it all depends on where you are and what your own personal expectations are. Some days I think a co-blogger would be nice, but on others I appreciate that it's all mine..ya know?

  12. I've actually started co-blogging with a friend of mine on a writing blog...and it's definitely fun and there's less pressure because I'm not in charge of doing all the posts... But I don't think I would want to share my book blog. I think starting a blog with a friend is fun but giving over part of your blog to someone else? No. It's my precious!

    There are definitely ups and downs with a co-blogger, I think, mainly when first starting out, especially if you've already been blogging for awhile, because sometimes you're all 'but that's not the way I do it!' about stuff that the other person is doing. Whether it be the layout of their posts or them not wanting to schedule posts and so on and so forth. It can definitely take some getting used to, I'm learning.

    Love this discussion! =)

  13. Thanks for sharing guys, it seems like you and Glass have a really great working relationship and understanding of each other. I did trial having a co-blogger but in the end it didn't work out, because I had to share my baby with others and it was difficult to hand over. But it's definitely funner sharing everything with someone, it makes things a lot easier.

  14. I don't think I could ever have a co-blogger mostly because I have control problems and I don't think I could share... sometimes I wish I could because it would really help me out but like you said, my blog is my baby haha. I'm glad you and Glass have such a great relationship.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  15. Awe this is beyond adorable! I love how you trust Glass so much and how she undoubtedly trust you too! I've been blogging for nearly three years now and do not have a co-bloggers (my blogs literally named only after me too!) haha but I can't imagine ever having a co-blogger! I'd need to feel the same trust you to do but I just can't picture it! I'm totally jealous!

  16. That's wonderful one of you fills in when the other is bogged down. I'm amazed by how much time and effort book bloggers put in, and it seems like you need at least two people to make it work!

  17. You guys are great and I can't imagine the blog without both of you. I think Carmel is right -- if you can find the right person to team up with, it's great.

    I find it easier not to have a co-blogger because I can just do whatever I want without checking with anyone. I live with my very opinionated family and as my kids get older we have to discuss and debate everything and it's kind of a relief for me to have one thing that I can do without discussing it with someone else. But I do love teaming up with other bloggers to do things, like discussion posts or events.

    Jen @ YA Romantics

  18. I think co-blogger can really help you and your blog or not. I started out as a co-blogger and the way we handled it just didn't work. I joined someone else her blog and it never felt like I was really part of it, more like I could post reviews, but I still felt people came to the blog for her. In the end I started my own blog and I feel much more comfortable with that. I think it's also my personality, I am a control freak and I like having the feeling that my blog is my own and I have total control over it. That just isn't possible when you have a co-blogger.

    If you find the right person to co-blog with and make sure you both have as much say in the blog and have a good schedule it can certainly work and I can imagine how nice to would be to share the load. So yeah I think it can be great, but it really depends on the blog and the bloggers.

  19. So very true! Co-bloggers are awesome. They're my primary support system and it's nice to know that you have someone to share the burden of blogging with :) You and Glass make a really nice team! I can't imagine Ja Citam A Ti having anyone else :D

    Faye at The Social Potato

  20. For a while I have been considering co blogging because school is harder and will only be getting harder in the coming two years, and that means it is hard for me to do the whole three posts every week, keep on top of reading as well as blog commenting (which I love to do) and being active on social media! So yes, co blogging does sound appealing in that way.

    But looking back on this year I have looked back at my blog and all I have done, and love it. My blog IS my baby, and I can't imagine handing her over to someone else as well, yet. And I would have to change the title, since Olivia's Catastrophe makes it revolve around my name xD

    You and Glass are an awesome couple and I love reading reviews written by the both of you! I hope you guys keep it up for many more years to come, and it's awesome to see how you support each other.

  21. I totally agree with you, Tanja. I cannot imagine The Readdicts without Janhvi. Hell, we have the Readdicts in plural for a reason. Ours is the same like Glass and you. We are both students, but luckily for us, our exams never clash, so when one has exams going, the other takes care of the blog and vice-versa. What matters most is, we trust each other to completely handle everything. And we work great as a team! *touch wood* I believe that a co-blogger is always a great way to start, because sometimes the pressure does get too much to handle and I love knowing that I have Janhvi when my stupid brain forgets to post on my posting days! *winks* Lovely post, girl! You two rock and I cannot imagine Ja citam, a ti? without one of you. It's you girls who make this blog what it is, and it is awesome, and so are y'all. ♥

    Sarika @ The Readdicts



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