This is just a discussion post as I would like to share my frustration with the world! There are so many abbreviations used in the book blogging world that I honestly can’t keep up!
When I first started blogging I started seeing the term YA over and over again and I was like “What the heck is YA?” It actually took me forever to figure that one out, because if you google just the term YA nothing really comes up… So, I’ve been blogging for some months now and I actually thought I had all the abbreviations figured out, but no! There are always more!
After YA (which by the way means Young Adult, if you’re new to this..) I had to figure out terms like MS (for middleschool), ARC (for advanced reader’s copy), POV (for point of view), OTP (for one true pairing) TBR (for to-be-read) and just recently DNF (did not finish). I’m sure there are a lot more that I’ve encountered while reading other blogs, I just don’t remember them right now… Or I’ve gotten so used to them that they don’t even register with me anymore!
Now, what I’m not really sure about is whether the fact that English is not my native language is keeping me from understanding those things immediately. Do you guys just automatically know what all of these abbreviations mean? In that case just ignore this whole post and me complaining about something that is just common sense to everyone else. Just blaim it on me being a non native speaker. Or just being plain dumm. I’d prefer the first one if you don’t mind. Just pretend you never read this post!
That being said, I have to admit that I do use abbreviations too sometimes. Oops! My only excuse is that after seeing something again and again a million times you really get used to it and don’t realize that the people reading this might not really know what you’re talking about. But I really try to keep it to a minimum.