why do yall assholes think adding ‘on tumblr’ to bullshit like this makes it somehow excusable??? newsflash: the ‘lgbt+ community on tumblr’ is still, guess what, the fucking lgbt+ community offline the same as online
Buzz for non-YA novels. I love the Young Adult genre/age group. But there’s a TON of books that aren’t Young Adult that would be fun to discuss and share! Occasionally we get non-YA books that get popular because of their appeal to the YA audience (The Night Circus, Shades of Magic, Song of Achilles, etc) but I wanna hear about more! Tell me about the mystery you’re reading, the poetry book you picked up, the old sci-fi series you found on sale! There’s a lot of books out there! If YA isn’t your thing, no worries, I still want to see blogs and posts for books outside that area!
Support Reviews. I’m just as guilty of this. I don’t tend to reblog or like reviews, even though I constantly skim, read, and look at what bloggers have to say. Reviews are essential to book blogging in general and great for the book industry! We should reblog and comment on them more! Show reviews your support, that you’re out there reading what they have to say, let them know if you pick up the book or not, share the review so others see it and maybe discover their next favorite book!
Discussion Posts. I know that some say that longer posts just don’t work on tumblr, but I love seeing discussion posts and reviews on booklr! Wordpress blogs are more likely to have discussion posts or just longer posts about books and stuff in the community, but I would love to see this stuff on here to. The fun thing about tumblr is it’s a very versatile blogging platform, from just reblogging to adding your own content into the community. Maybe we’ve all skipped over a long post because “TL;DR” but I think that reblogs and comments are perfect for talking and adding to discussion posts, so why don’t we all utilize it more?
Support non-English Readers! Every time I see a photo of a book that’s not in English, I notice that it has significantly fewer notes than of pictures of that book in English. I’m not sure what’s up with that? A lot of times you can recognize the book because the covers are the same, it just happens to have the title in Russian or Spanish or whatever language. Lots of people don’t read in English and that’s GREAT! There’s a lot of languages out there and those who read in their native language deserve support for their blog too! (Obviously)
REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG. bookavid used to talk about this sometimes, but likes aren’t always great for bloggers. I put a LOT of love and work into my blog and so does everyone else in the community. We work hard on posts, reviews, and photos! Reblog them if you like them! That lets us know you like what we’re doing and more people see it and we feel validated for our hard work. It’s always depressing when I post something and it gets 10 likes so I post it again and wonder if people don’t like it? Is it worth putting the work into if no one sees it or seems to care? I know some people try to stick to the theme of their blog but when you can, support bloggers and reblog instead of just liking it and scrolling on!
I know booklr has felt dead recently, but I’m not giving up until you pry this blog from my cold dead hands! Reach out, talk to people, let me know if you want me to check out your blog, talk to me about books, talk to other people about books, make posts even if you feel your blog is small and unimportant (it’s not, fyi). I love this community and I want to see it thriving again! I want to talk to you guys, hear your thoughts, get recommendations, and make friends
P.S. What do you want to see more of on booklr?? Comment, reblog, message me, let me know 😄
HOLLYWOOD, LGBTQ+ PEOPLE ARE DYING TO THROW THEIR MONEY AT YOU…IN RETURN FOR POSITIVE REPRESENTATION
Here’s a bullet-point list explaining why it is important to
include real, substantive, and positive, LGBTQ storylines in your movies, tv
foremost; positive representation can change/save lives!
- Think of all the people who you can
help by offering positive representation to a marginalized community. Your
stories would be far more accurate of the world’s population, which includes a
large number of people who identify as somewhere on the queer spectrum. There
are so many great stories of people who’s lives have changed, all because they
saw a little bit of themselves on their tv screen. They found someone they can
identify with and relate to, someone who makes them feel less alone. Just
imagine how many more people won’t commit suicide, who won’t be afraid to live
a lie anymore. YOU can change that, YOU can help.
people WILL go see your movie!
-And most likely we will see it two,
three, four+ times in theaters because we are so starved for representation. I don’t
know if you’ve heard, but the LGBTQ fanbase is probably the most loyal set of
fans you could ever get. Ask any of the actors in popular shows like Rizzoli
and Isles, Once Upon a Time, Sherlock, and many many others that LGBTQ people support
based solely off imagined/implied non-canon relationships! We latch on to
projects that even so much as hint at a gay relationship and suffere through
endless hours of heterocanon just to feel a part of something. Imagine what we
would do if you portrayed a homosexual relationship as the main story!!
loyal fanbase will promote the hell out of your project.
-FREE PROMOTION! What’s not to love
about that?! Have you heard of Tumblr? Social media? We will signal boost info
about your movie to anyone and everyone, begging them to go see your movie. We
will vote for your movie (and related characters) in every online poll, share
all the links, and beg allies to join in. We will make fanvideos, fanart, and
all sorts of stuff to help promote your movie. Why waste money on expensive ad campaigns,
when we are more than willing to help in anyway we can.
buy your DVDs and other movie related merchandise.
-We want you to do well, consider it a
thank you for telling our story, but most importantly, if you do well that
opens the gate for other LGBTQ projects to be greenlit. We will throw as much
of our money as we can at your project and related merchandise to boost your
sales. I have bought movies and their soundtracks before I even seen or heard
it, SOLELY because I knew they included a gay character. Trust me there are
plenty more people out there who will do the same.
has to be the pioneer, YOU can make history!
mentioned above, we want you to succeed so other queer stories get to be told,
but in order for that to happen, someone must pave the way. Society is moving
in the right direction of inclusion, even if it’s slowly. One day diverse casts
and genres will be the norm, and you can help launch us there. Imagine how you
will be remembered in history, about how you were the first major studio to
have real LGBTQ representation that wasn’t just the “token gay character.” One
day people will tell your story, imagine the documentaries and biopics made
about the studio and the people behind the scenes who fought for that story to