I’ve been using Live Journal to blog about books for almost four years now, and for a time, I was very happy. Live Journal is the blogging service I’ve been using for my personal blog for more than seven years, and I’m still fully satisfied with it as a personal blog. However, I’ve been growing more discontent with Live Journal as my way of blogging about books. So, I’m going to try something new for a little while: I will be using both Live Journal and WordPress to book-blog for the next year. At the end of the year, I will decide which blogging service has suited my needs better, and the other will lie dormant.
I will not be double-posting everything. Reviews will be double-posted, but my Sunday Salon posts will remain exclusively at LiveJournal, at least for now. However, I will probably be making all of my Tuesday Thingers posts at WordPress. I haven’t yet made a decision about my Booking Through Thursday posts. I will, however, provide links between the two services so anyone who reads my blog on one service will not miss out on posts made on the other service. Likewise, giveaways will only be hosted on one service, though which service that is will be determined at another point.
I hope you’ll all bear with me as I experiment with the two services to see which is the best fit for my needs. Over the next several days, I will probably begin posting some of my existing reviews to WordPress.
You can find my new book blog (also titled Reading and Ruminations) here.