I'm terrified of the thought of... REQUESTING ARCS.
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Now, I don't really know what it is.... I want to be able to do it. I want to be able to muster up the courage to go and email a publisher asking them if they can send me a book to review, but I just.... can't. I stop myself right before I open the link to get the email address. Every. Time.
I didn't start blogging so that I could receive ARCs. I didn't even know they existed until I started reading more book blogs. But now that I've been blogging for over a year and have 750+ followers, I somehow feel obligated to start requesting ARCs. Like it's expected of me. I know it's not, but I can't help but feel that way! Trust me, I KNOW that I don't need to get ARCs to be a book blogger and I know that it's not something that I need to do.. My TBR is huge at the moment and I'm so behind on my reading schedule it's not even funny. So why am I freaking out about this so much? Well, other than the fact that I don't know whether or not to contact the US branch or Candian branch of the publishing company...
So after yet another session of browsing through catalogues and almost writing up a request and then shutting it down, I decided enough is enough. It's time to blog about it. So, my dear followers, what do you think? If you're a blogger, did you ever have a similar fear? Did you get over it? If you did.... HOW? I'd love to know some of your blogging fears or if you were/are nervous about requesting ARCs! Then maybe I wouldn't feel so odd. :P No okay I'll still feel odd, but I won't feel so alone!
So you might be laughing and shaking your head at me and my somewhat ridiculous fear, or maybe you're nodding with my words and agree with me. I don't know. But I'm happy I'm trying to open up myself to you guys on this blog this year, because well, almost everything feels a bit better once I write about it. So now I'm rambling! Let me know in the comments if you were ever scared of the thought of requesting ARCs and if you got over it, how?