Hey, guys! Fair warning – I’m going to be switching some things around on here. I know, I know, you’re probably thinking that this is still a baby blog and I haven’t even gotten a handle on what I’ve been doing so far… But I swear this will be worth it!
I decided last week that I wanted to set a strict blog schedule and stick to it. Being the super nerdy person I am, I started off by researching what other book bloggers use for their blog schedules. I think it’s fair to say I was not expecting to find so much content I was missing! Book blog tags… Memes… Lists… Discussion posts… Blog tours… Author interviews… Here I’ve spent the first month of my blog posting almost entirely book reviews, which as it turns out, are actually the WORST kind of blog posts if I want people to actually read and enjoy my blog. Yes, reviews are usually necessary, especially for bloggers who like getting ARC’s like I do. But they also tend to do poorly on stats and do not normally prompt much, if any, conversation/discussion. The other types of posts? Those are the bread and butter of the blog. That’s where I can really express myself individually, start discussions, and make people want to follow me to read more of what I have to say.
I have a lot to learn.
So here’s where the changes come in… I don’t think I’m ready to set a strict blog schedule yet. Instead, I’m going to start experimenting with different types of blog posts first. Memes, tags, lists, discussion posts, you name it. There’s going to be a little bit of a learning period as I try these out and get to know which content works best for me. Don’t worry, I will still continue posting book reviews as well; I’m going to aim for at least one review a week. However, these other types of blog posts will help fill in gaps, like when my life gets too chaotic or when I’m re-reading an old favorite (yasss Harry Potter!).
I might also make some changes to the look of the blog – adding my own graphics, different backgrounds/fonts, etc. I’m still playing with that idea for now, though, so I’ll have to keep you updated.
As usual, I welcome any and all feedback! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.