So, today I thought we'd discuss discussion posts themselves, okay? Because they can be stressful!
I know a lot of bloggers(including myself) are participating in Shannon and Nicole's discussion post challenge and, personally, I love that they're giving little ideas every month for discussion posts because it can be so stressful to come up with ideas!
For me, it's a lot like writing in general, sometimes I get a ton of ideas all at once and sometimes... Nothing. I got nothing.
And it's not just coming up with ideas for posts but the worry that it's something that's already been done a billion times. Sure, everyone has their own opinion and I love seeing multiple bloggers talking about the same subject so you can see different sides and everything, but at the same time, I feel like everyone wants to be original too.
Then there's the stage(if you're an overthinking freak like me(I mean that in the best way possible)) where you're constantly debating with yourself over actually posting it. Beyond the originality part, there's, the occasional, what if everybody hates this? phase. This mostly happens to me when the post isn't necessarily book related but about something else. Then you have the this is stupid moment...which is hard to get over.
I also worry about how long my posts are, I feel sometimes like people are more likely to read shorter posts and reviews than really long detailed ones. I don't know why I think this, I like reading long posts! But, yeah there's that.
The thing is, you can't let this stuff stop you from posting, most the time there's going to be at least one other person whose written about what you want to discuss, but that doesn't mean it can't still be discussed! As long as you have your own opinion, and especially if it's something you feel strongly about, no two people think alike so the chances are no one will even notice someone else has done a similar post! Of course, don't straight across copy, that's bad.
And, who cares if not everyone likes the subject of your discussion, they just won't read it! That shouldn't stop you! (I feel like I'm giving myself a pep talk right now...)
Basically, my question for you is: do you ever not post something because you feel like it's not original enough? Do you think something can be discussed TOO much by TOO many bloggers?
I definitely don't think something can be discussed too much, but I definitely do worry about posts being original.