Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
However, this format for Monday Musings is a recent development, replacing a system where each week was a different question. At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about this format so this week I’ll pondering whether to muse or not to muse…
Originally, I was disappointed with the change and skipped a week thinking I was done with Monday Musings. However, I’d already been planning to share an invite link to Riffle (a new book networking site) in a Monday Musings. They’ve kind of become my become my catch-all post for non-book-review but bookish things I want to share and I wasn’t sure I wanted to give that up. So last week I went back to participating and I really enjoyed it.
Here are some of the pros I noticed. I think it adds some nice variety that different bloggers are discussing different topics. It gives me a greater variety of things to talk about when I visit other blogger’s Monday Musings too. I can now post in advance, although I still need to link up to the host blog on Monday. And best of all, as I’ve been getting more into book blogging, I’ve started to have some bookish topics I want to post about floating around in the back of my mind. This new meme format is the perfect place for those. The only downside is that I do find it a little intimidating to be responsible for providing the interesting topic to muse on. Fortunately, there are many old Monday Musings I haven’t done that I can go to for inspiration.
Do you participate in any meme’s where you provide the topic (Sunday Salon, for instance, and now Monday Musings)? If so, where do you usually get your inspiration for your posts? Do you have to work at it or do things just come to you?