Book Blogger Hop | Social Media and Book Blogs

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


What social media sites do you visit? Please leave your links so we can follow.

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)


I am on Twitter and Instagram. On Twitter, I am @TPulyer and on Instagram, you can find me @TessaTalksBooks

I started my Twitter account first, around the same time as I started the blog, and for about a year, I really focused on gaining a follower base. It is actually a lot of work, participating in follow trains, participating weekly in a 7am writers group (which ended changing times), learning to manage followers (I use an app to keep me on top of changes), chat, chat, and chatting some more. Once I reached 5,000 followers, I stopped actively working at it and now it is just growing naturally.

Then, I started an Instagram account last fall. I have been letting my follower base happen naturally with Instagram too. I am almost at 800 followers, and I should be at 1000 before summer ends. Taking pictures can be a lot of work, but I enjoy the creativity behind it and being able to use that part of my brain.

Just because I like to have a picture with my posts :). I am particularly proud of the one with my cat in it because those books form a haiku – a pretty good one too (my daughter took on the task when I told her my idea, so the credit is all hers)

I do not use Facebook in conjunction with my blog. I just have a personal account that is locked up tight to prevent my students from finding it. Explaining to them that it is unethical for a counselor to friend a student on a personal account is difficult for them to understand. So I just make it hard to find. Instagram keeps making me a Tessa Talks Books Facebook account, though, and I keep deleting it – minor frustration.

So, what about you? What social media sites do you like best and why?

13 Replies to “Book Blogger Hop | Social Media and Book Blogs”

  1. I enjoy both Twitter and Instagram but I’ve been really lax with the latter for months now. And Twitter I go hot and cold with. I really do enjoy it, I just need to work in the time to devote to it.
    I’ve never been a fan of Facebook and closed my account almost two years ago. I just wish I had more time to devote to Social Media.
    And although it isn’t as much a social platform as the others, I really love Book Bub.

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    1. Social media is a time sucker for sure. I am really bad at spending the time I should on it. I’m too busy reading. 🤣
      I’ve posted reviews on BookBub but I haven’t really looked at the social platform aspect of it. Maybe I’ll have to take a closer look.

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    1. I just take what I hope are pretty pictures and then harass my daughters with questions if there is something I don’t understand ❤️

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  2. Hi Tessa, I think I’m already following you everywhere.
    Love your photos on IG, I’m not that talented or patient to learn. lol! I had the same problems with IG so I created a FB page for my blog. I’m not a huge IG user, Twitter is my go-to platform.

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    1. Thank you! Photography has been a hobby of mine of and on for years. I’d be lost without my daughters’ help with some of the finer details of IG but mostly I just float along. Lol.


  3. Facebook wants you. I have a Facebook page and account but on my mother’s name so none of my friends are on it. Twitter is slow going. I have no idea about trains and 7am things. Insta is a sloth. I don’t post much, it too doesn’t like me much. We barely tolerate each other

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