Hello dear readers, welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic was a freebie, so I thought I should give some love and appreciation to a fantastic bookish community that many of us enjoy.
If you are reading this and don’t know what The Write Reads is, please check out the twitter page. It has definitely been one of the best decisions I’ve made as a book blogger.
So…what are ten things we love about The Write Reads?
One of the best parts of The Write Reads how big it is. As this post is written, there is just over 30 thousand followers on Twitter.
Of those 30 thousand, there are some fantastic people. People from all over the world follow The Write Reads, and everyone I know has made friends with someone in the community.
What’s great is that when people see someone is a part of the community, they will almost always greet you with a warm hello and likely follow your blog.
The Book Tours
One of the best parts of The Write Reads community is the book tours. I have read some amazing books thanks to these tours, and have already bought a few books in the series that I have read from a tour.
The tours are also a great chance to read other people’s thoughts on the books you enjoy, and find some really fun reads along the way.
The Variety of Books
I have seen a few book tour groups that focus mainly on one genre of books. This isn’t bad per se, because it gives people exactly what they are expecting. What’s great about The Write reads is that you’re never bored.
I would say there is more of a focus on the fantasy genre for The Write Reads, but there are so many different book tours happening year round, you have more than enough time to explore something new.
The Featured Posts
The Write Reads features a book review and bookish discussion post every day. Thats 30 thousand possible eyes on the posts that are featured.
Even to some of the largest book blogs out there, these numbers are a huge impact.
The sheer organizational skills and effort that managing these posts almost every day of the year is tremendous. It probably takes hours every day to plan everything out.
One of the Nicest People
Imagine managing hundreds or thousands of people for featured posts, book tours, and prize winners. It can be extremely daunting and stressful. It could drive people crazy.
Even through all of that, you will never see a mean word associated with The Write Reads. You will read nothing but supportive, hilarious messages that will brighten your day.
Wants Others to Succeed
Managing The Write Reads is no easy task, but you’ll see nothing but support. Whether you have thousands of followers or dozens, The Write Reads will stand in your corner supporting you, wanting you to succeed and helping you in any way possible.
Helps out the Little “Guy”
The support is appreciated by all, but especially so from the smaller blogs. The Write Reads doesn’t discriminate on the size of the blog and sharing their posts with the 30 thousand followers was one of the best moments of my life when may blog was first growing, and I am sure it has helped many others as well.
A Long-time Friend
It doesn’t happen to me often, but whenever I have a chance to have a quick chat, it is like I am talking to an old friend.
There is always a sense of friendship and kindness on the other end of the conversation, and you’ll never feel like you can’t have a conversation.
I don’t actually know where The Write Reads is based, but if I am going off the Twitter page they are in Ireland.
I’ve sent emails at all times of the day, and gotten timely replies no matter the time. I expect some delays, especially when a new book tour is announced, but you’ll likely never have to wait for long to get the reply you are looking for.
We all have a personal reason we love The Write Reads. It might be because of a certain tour, or maybe you needed to re-schedule a post, or maybe just because one of your best blog posts was shared on Twitter.
Whatever it might be, The Write Reads is an amazing friend to all book bloggers, and if you haven’t yet followed them and joined the community, I would highly recommend doing so.