I think Bookstagram is an amazing community. I have my account, and mostly I post pictures of my books (they are my own pictures) but sometimes I post about other things. A while ago I saw someone talking shit (sorry, but that’s the word I have to use) about the account of a bookstagrammer I like and admire. I was shocked because I don’t get why people have to be mad about bookstagrammers posting other things that aren’t book related.
Social media is used to promote any kind of stuff. If you don’t like seeing post about something else on a bookstagram account you should unfollow that person and do not talk shit. You can’t be mean to someone just because they post something that isn’t book related. If a company likes an account and they want to send some merchandise to them to promote they should do it and people don’t have to feel bad about it. Most of the time, bookstagrammers don’t receive monetary compensation when they promote watches, for example. They just do it because the company contacted them, and they liked their offer.
I encourage bookstagrammers to post anything they want. You don’t have to feel bad just because your post is not about a book. YOU DON’T HAVE TO PLEASE OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS YOUR ACCOUNT. You don’t have to feel bad because a company likes your pictures. Your account is the product of your hard work, be happy about it. If you don’t want to change your account’s essence, you can combine the thing you’re promoting with your books. I know this is a random discussion, but I was disappointed because people can be mean over stupid things and that’s sad.