Hello people. Today I’m writing about a Booktube tag – “The Tag About Tags.” I’d like to write about tags I do on my Booktube channel and hope this will be the first of many tag postings here on my bookish blog. For those who don’t know – Booktube is a large community of book loving people making videos on YouTube.
Here’s my version of The Tag About Tags:
I’ve been doing Booktube tags on YouTube since 2017. There are currently 29 tag videos in my Tag Video Playlist. This most recent tag is about tags… and all this is just for fun. I have not yet reached the threshold at which I can turn my Booktube hobby into an income producing venture. Honestly, I don’t expect to be able to ever make much money with this but in the meantime it is a great hobby. You can help me by subscribing to my channel if you haven’t done that already.
The Tag about Tags was originally created by Ros whose YouTube channel name is Scallydandling about the books. She lives in Sussex on the southern coast of England!
I first saw this tag done by Freddie whose YouTube channel name is Sluggish Reader. Freddy lives in Indonesia!
Here are all the prompts Ros gave us for this tag.
1. Tag Firsts: did you do the Booktube Newbie Tag? If not what was your first tag? Do you choose to watch Newbie Tags?
2. Tag Emotions: what feelings do tags provoke in you? Tag joy and delight? Tag boredom and resentment? Tag guilt or anxiety? Even tag envy?
3. Tag Favorites: what kind of tags do you like most and least, to do and to watch?
4. Tag Style: how do you tag? Do you have a system for keeping track of when you are tagged or tags you plan to do? Do you prepare to do tags or just wing it?
5. Tag Memories: of the tags you have watched, done or created which have stuck in your memory? Are there any you would like to revisit or revive?
6. and finally tag people, of course?
I tagged Laureen whose YouTube channel name is Books at the Bottom of the Stairs.
This lady lives in Halifax, Canada!
In my version of The Tag About Tags I actually forgot to answer part of one question. It was question #1 which finished with a second question – “Do you choose to watch Newbie Tags?”
My answer is YES, I do go to the YouTube search engine and look for “Booktube Newbie Tag” videos then use the filter to show me only the most recent of these tags. I do this to find newcomers to Booktube, to welcome them and learn who they are and what they like to read. That is exactly how I found Laureen in Halifax!
Booktube is a great place to get honest book recommendations and to connect with a group of friends who are bookishly obsessed.