I have been struggling with this since the conception of this blog. How do I make a blog about both movies and books without alienating people? Because I want to write about both. I love movies, and I love books, but setting up two separate blogs didn’t appeal to me, so I had to combine both of these interests.
But what if people who love movies are not into books and are therefore annoyed to see book reviews in their reader timeline? And vice versa: what if people who want to read about books do not want their feed cluttered with movie reviews?
So, ever since my first reviews, I have tried to find a balance between the frequency of book reviews and movie reviews. I realize of course that I should write about whatever I feel like writing, but since I am writing about both forms of art, why not go for a balance between the two?
But here is the thorny part. It takes me about a week and a half to read and review a book, and about three hours to watch and review a movie. So, naturally I end up with an overload of movie reviews compared to books.
So, I try to restrict the movie reviews to those movies that interest me the most. That keeps the movie reviews down in number. But at the moment I have found a balance of about 2.5 movie reviews (on average) per book review.
So, my goal is to publish no more than 3 movie reviews in a row before adding a book review. Preferably less.
Anyway, are you struggling with similar considerations? Do you have various categories in your blog, and do you try to switch between them regularly?