Reader Poll: What do you like to read on book blogs?

Reader Poll:  What do you like to read on book blogs?

I blog for fun.  Plain and simple.   I blog because I like to have meaningful discussions about books and anything book related.  I blog because I love to read.  I blog because I love to share my thoughts on books: good or bad.

I just want to have a platform where I can put my thoughts into words and share them.  

Readers follow a ton of book blogs and it’s easy to get lost in the sea of all of these great posts.  I think it’s great that there are other people getting fired up about books.  More power to the bloggers!

I have some questions for you, my lovely readers:

What types of things do you like to read about on book blogs?
What types of posts do you like/dislike?

Dear Reader,

I want to know what YOU like to see when you come to a book blog.  My goal is to provide unique, fun, and useful book-related content.  While I might like what I post, I want YOU enjoy it, too.  So, I’d like to tailor what I post a little more to what you like to read.

What makes you return to a blog?

  • Is it book reviews?
  • Is it giveaways?
  • Do you look through a list of book sales?
  • Do you visit blogs for their book recommendations?
  • Do you read memes (i.e. Waiting on Wednesday, Swoon Thursday, Top Ten Tuesday, Stacking the Shelves, etc)?

Giveaways

Do you visit a blog when there is a giveaway?  This is a silly question.  Of course you like free things.  So do I.

I don’t administer a lot of giveaways myself.  Honestly, I don’t have a lot of extra money lying around to do those types of things.  And I feel weird asking authors (or other bloggers) to donate books that I know they have to buy themselves.  When I do giveaways, usually they’re administered by the blog tour host or administered by an author who contacted me.  From time to time, I will administer a giveaway.  I wish I could do more for you.

Reviews

Do you read book reviews?  If so, do you read the whole review or just scroll down to find the rating?  If not, why?

There are some bloggers whose reviews I really enjoy reading.  Natasha is a Book Junkie’s book reviews are well-written, thoughtful, and reflective.  Book Rock Betty’s reviews are very distinctive and fun to read.  Just to name a couple.

Memes

You may or may not be familiar with the memes of the book world.  Some examples are the Waiting on Wednesday, Top Ten Tuesday, Swoon Thursday, and Stacking the Shelves.  I’ve been wanting to start participating in more memes.  I think they’re a fun way to share upcoming releases and to relive books you’ve already read.

Comments

I love getting comments from people who stop by my site.  It lets me know you’re here.  Many of the comments are from other bloggers, which I’m so excited to get.  Non-bloggers, do you comment on blog posts?

I’d like to hear your thoughts!

Leave me a comment with your answer to any of my questions.  I’m all ears.

If you wish to comment in a private forum, you can email me.

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