The Pond Gets Loud is a collection of collaborative series where The Quiet Pond invites book bloggers to talk about a particular topic and share their unique experiences. Bao, the Pond’s resident corgi, loves collecting different responses to promote awareness, transparency, and greater understanding among the community.
This is now a retired feature. We will not be hosting future ‘The Pond Gets Loud’ posts, though you are free to read through our old posts.
Balancing Book Blogging and Life
In this collab, The Quiet Pond invited book bloggers to talk about how they balance book blogging and life. This collab series was aimed to highlight the extraordinary work that book bloggers do and also the labour that goes into book blogging. Read this collab series and read the collab’s summary post.
The Costs of Book Blogging
The Quiet Pond invited book bloggers to talk about the monetary costs of book blogging. In particular, the book bloggers talked about how much it costs to run a blog, the money they pay for buying books, and running their bookish platforms. Read this collab series and read the collab’s summary post.
Experiences of an International Book Blogger
In another collab, The Quiet Pond and Bao invited international book bloggers (bloggers outside the USA, UK, and Australia) to talk about their experiences. They discuss access to books, the differential privileges within the book community, and what international book bloggers want people to know. Read this collab series.