It was other things at first that I noticed first: that posts on Instagram and Twitter didn't seem to get any engagement but that if I posted on Facebook, I'd have much more engagement. I just figured that FB was a better media platform for me at the time instead of thinking 'FB is where all my real-life friends/family are' which would explain the higher engagement. What it took me forever to realise... is that Instagram and Twitter (and also YouTube!) had moved on without me. A lot of the people I follow/who follow me on these social media platforms had mostly stopped blogging or booktubing. There weren't that many 'newer' (to me!) book bloggers or booktubers that I had followed. So when I was tweeting about niche book blogger problems earlier in the year it really didn't land with the right audience.
I find myself now in this difficult position of starting all over with everything. I was already following upwards of a thousand booktube channels, but now I'm following more. Following more bookish people on Twitter and Instagram, watching lots of booktube videos to figure out how the booktubing community has changed and evolved since I last posted there. I haven't really been reading many book blogs as yet but that's my next step.
It's always difficult starting over but I find that it's worth it. I get a lot of enjoyment at writing about books, uploading bookish content to YouTube. Sure, the community isn't quite the same but perhaps that will change over time. For now, I'm an outsider again, and invisible. But I've got my passion back for reading and writing and some ideas for upcoming posts and videos and who knows what will happen next, eh?