Once again it’s time to answer a question raised through the Book Bloggers Hop courtesy of Coffee Addicted Writer. This week:
As you grow in your blogging experience, have you become more particular in terms of what you will post on your blog or what books you will read for review on your blog?
The answer is yes, although you might not think so. I’m still trying to work out the balance between what I want on my blog and what my readers want, and especially what might make visitors stop and read more (and maybe even start reading my books).
As I wrote a few weeks ago, maybe I don’t feature my writing enough. With six books out, I’m considering a weekly feature of quotes from them. Maybe a few quotes from one book and you have to guess which one. Is that six weeks of posting or could it last longer? The main showcase for my writing is the Friday Flash Fiction, of course, but maybe I should make more of excerpts. Maybe once or twice a month, and do the other weeks for that day with a Fiction in 50 (words), which you may have seen if you follow Bruce Gargoyle.
I’ve been featuring other people’s books a lot, with the aim of attracting visitors. Although it adds content, I’ve come to the conclusion that Book Blasts don’t do that, and tours may not either, although they do attract me to be part of them, if they are the right book for my readers (i.e. something that would interest you). I’m likely to continue doing book blasts for my author circle, but maybe not the other ones. There’s an element of ‘do as you would be done by’ to consider. I’ll still do book reviews, though. I get a huge number of people visiting to read my review of A Christmas Carol. I must work out what to do with my other blog pages to get a similar response!
This is a blog hop… so go hopping!