Last Updated on April 14, 2022 by ThoughtsStained
It’s that time again to highlight bloggers! So, as I mentioned before, when I saw the Supporting Book Bloggers Challenge (hosted by Pages Unbound), I knew I had to participate, doing one prompt a month. I am so glad that I’ve been working on this and on track so far this year, because supporting bloggers is something I’m always game to do. This month, that looks like supporting book bloggers through sharing Ko-Fis, highlighting how we can supporting book bloggers financially (especially when we aren’t traditionally paid in any other way).
So, let’s get started!
What is a Ko-Fi?
This is a popular appreciation platform that I’ve seen several bloggers use (many of which I’m highlighting below). For those who are unfamiliar (like me), Ko-Fi, in their own words, is:
It can be a simple tip-jar, a place to build a membership community or a super-easy way to sell products and commissions with just a link! Ko-fi is for anyone who wants to start making an income directly from fans of what they do.KO-FI About Page
You can learn more and set up your own here.
Supporting Book Bloggers Through Ko-Fi
If you’re a member of the community, you might have seen the controversial take that book bloggers don’t deserve to be paid. Or, takes about how it could be negatively labeled if book bloggers want to be paid. Obviously, I disagree and support paying book bloggers who want it. Book blogging is a lot of work!
One way to support a book blogger is supporting through their Ko-Fi. Sorta like leaving a tip. It can be just because you enjoy their content, resonated particularly with a post or wanting to show your appreciation in a small, but impactful way.
So, I was really excited with this prompt was an option for the Supporting Book Bloggers Challenge! And I’m even more excited to highlight ten bloggers who utilize ko-fi as an option for appreciation. Whether just by sharing ko-fis or directly donating, I hope we can show bloggers some love today!
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books: Marie is a powerhouse blogger who reviews YA literature, writes amazing discussion posts and gives back to the community through wonderful blogging resources. Support her ko-fi here!
Kal @ Reader Voracious: I adore Kal’s blog and the content she creates. In particular, we’ve all heard me shout out about how much I love her book blogger spreadsheet. AND, Kal was kind enough to work with me to help elevate my blog with formatting. Support her ko-fi here!
Kate @ Your Tita Kate: Y’all already know how much I love Kate’s blog. Her discussions are fantastic. Her support of diverse writers and reads are my go-to lists to
destroy grow my TBR. I just really appreciate and enjoy Kate’s blog and the work she does! Support her ko-fi here!
Fadwa @ Word Wonders: Fadwa’s blog is awesome, friends. Her work with the Content Warning database and the Color the Shelves series is just above and beyond. Plus, I love her monthly wrap-ups! Support her ko-fi here!
Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea: Shealea will always be one of the pillars of blogging excellence for me. I love her work, her honest voice, her support of diverse reads and just her as a person, honestly. Support her ko-fi here!
Sumedha @ The Wordy Habitat: I absolutely adore Sumedha’s blog. Her discussions are fantastic. I love her style and how she’s created such a wonderful aesthetic that is so clearly hers. Support her ko-fi here! (disclaimer: this is actually a “buy me a coffee”, rather than ko-fi, but I really wanted to highlight Sumedha for this post, so…semantics!)
CW @ The Quiet Pond: The Quiet Pond is one of my favorite blogs. Despite it’s planning to close it’s doors this summer, there is no better time than now to thank CW for all of her absolutely amazing work. Support her ko-fi here!
Hasini @ Bibliosini: Hasini is a newer blogger I’ve followed, but has quickly grown into one of my favorites! She has a fantastic blogging voice, a great style and I love her Let’s Talk Bookish discussion answers. Support her ko-fi here!
Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense: I can’t remember how long I’ve followed Alicia’s blog, but she’s been one of my favorites for a while. She has fantastic book recs, especially for Latinx authors and stories. Support her ko-fi here!
Lia @ An Ode to Fiction: Lia is another blogger who is newer for me, but I absolutely adore her blog! I’ve been a huge fan not only of the gorgeous aesthetic, but I love her discussions, too. Support her ko-fi here!
Camillea @ Camillea Reads: Camillea also is doing great work over on her blog. As a fellow writer, I love seeing any writing updates or discussions in her monthly wrap-ups, but she has fantastic book reviews, too. Support her ko-fi here!
It was so fun to highlight these bloggers and support them by sharing Ko-Fis. Blogging is a wonderful hobby with a great community, but it’s often lacking in financial support. Even a small gift (either sharing Ko-Fis or directly donating) is a great way to help show a blogger that you appreciate them.
So, lI hope this post gave you new bloggers to support or inspired you to discover if your favorites have ko-fis you can hype up!
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Sumedha @ the wordy habitat says
Thank you so much for including me, Nicole! It’s an honour to be a part of this list with amazing bloggers (you should plug your own ko fi too btw).
Random fact – I actually have a Ko-Fi account too but it is not friendly for Indian payment methods so I switched to Buy Me a Coffee haha.
Of course!!! I couldn’t *not* include you when making a post like that. (And, if felt weird to plug my own, so that’s why I didn’t!) But that’s good to know, but also frustrating. I’m glad there is a platform that works better, at least!
Books Teacup and Reviews says
This is great! I follow some of these bloggers and now will visit new for me.
YAY, I’m so glad to hear that!
Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense says
Thank you so much for the shout out! I really appreciate it and am glad that my Latinx recommendations have helped <3 <3 <3
Absolutely!! I love your blog and appreciate your posts so much!
Kal @ Reader Voracious says
Oh my goodness, what a surprise to see my blog listed on here – thank you so much, I am truly humbled and honored!
Molly's Book Nook says
This is so wonderful! Some of these bloggers I haven’t discovered yet so I’m excited to check out their blogs 🙂
Oh yay! I love them all so much, so I am so excited you’re going to check them out!
Thank you so, so, so much, I appreciate you SO MUCH 😭😭😭 I need to check out the blogs I’m not familar with! thank you for doing this <3
Absolutely, Marie!! 🖤