I think something we all struggle with on our blogs is balance; whether that's balance between reviews and memes/features or balance between bookish things and other things. Personally, I tend to post mainly reviews, as that's the reason why I started this blog and the content that I like to read on other people's blogs. I love nothing more than reading a good review about either a book I have read myself, or one that I really want to get my hands on.
But lately I've been thinking about the kinds of blogs I like to read, and I've found that the ones I really enjoy and always visit have a bit more personality. There might be some personal photos, or posts that are not just reviews or the same old memes that I see everywhere else. And for that reason, I've decided to spice up my own blog a bit.
It is a bit trickier for me as I work as a teacher and am not allowed to post anything to identify my school or reveal anything about my job or opinions about it. I also don't want to post anything publicly that I wouldn't want anyone to be able to know about me or that would be awkward if a parent was to find my blog.
So what I've decided to do is try to take one photo each day that I would be able to share with anyone, a photo that sums up how things are going for me at the moment. It might be vegetables freshly picked from my garden, a photo of my cat curled up asleep on a lazy Sunday, or of the clock when I'm working late and under pressure. Each Sunday, I will post the selection of photos from the week before. Hopefully this way I can share a bit more about me but not get myself in trouble!
What about you? How do you try to provide balance on your blog between reviews and everything else, and do you think you succeed? Does your personality come through on your blog?