Book Blogger Challenge (Day 8)


This post is part of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, hosted by Good Books and Good Wine!


We’re about halfway through! I will be taking tomorrow off (Why do you blog about books?).

Today is Day 8, Write 15 bullet points of things that appeal to you on a blog.

1. Interaction/ways to get to know others/comments-back
2. Reviews of the same types of books I read
3. Engaging prompts/topics for non-review posts
4. Good writing
5. Blogfests/challenges/memes
6. Aesthetically pleasing (sorry, I do judge books–and blogs–by their covers)
7. Other ways to connect (links to Goodreads, Twitter)
8. Author interviews
9. Posts that aren’t just about books but show the blogger’s personality or life outside blogging
10. Regular posts

Notice, I did not say giveaways, follow requests/widgets, and the like. I don’t like gimmicks on a blog if it is to boost numbers although I understand that’s how a book blogger can gain clout with publishers. I’m also not a vlog person. I have people whose blogs and Twitter accounts, etc. I LOVE but I do not watch videos for some reason.

I realize I’m mildly hypocritical with a lot of these features that I like, but these are the things I value in other blogs that I visit. πŸ™‚

What are your favorite blog features?

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8 responses to “Book Blogger Challenge (Day 8)

  1. Yeah, I’m not that interested in giveaways either. I’m not saying I won’t ever host one or enter one, but they’re not on my list of what I want to see when I go to a blog. They seem to be very popular, though, because I see them everywhere. I’m not a vlog person either. There’s only so much time in the day. I can’t do everything.

  2. 6. Aesthetically pleasing (sorry, I do judge books–and blogs–by their covers) THIS THIS THIS hahah Even if I love a blogger, I have a hard time going back to their blog often if it just kinda hurts my eyes :/

    I don’t worry as much about the comments back simply because.. it’s so hard to know if they actually did! I wish there were an option to subscribe ONLY to your comment. Otherwise, if you subscribe to the whole thread, you get MASS EMAILS, just to see your one response.

    • That’s a really good point about comments. A couple bloggers have been promoting Discus (sp.?) because it does notify of follow-up comments just to your own comment. I’m looking into it…if I’m going to make any changes to spruce up this blog it’ll definitely be in the next month or two! πŸ™‚

  3. What’s the difference between a vlog and a video? I’m glad that you mentioned this because this is definitely a dislike for me, glad you reminded me πŸ˜€

    Day 8 Book Blogger Challenge

    • I’m not sure there is a difference. It might just be that a vlog is a more regular posting of videos with blog-like content. (Like a review video or a rant as opposed to just a book trailer video.) Maybe? πŸ™‚

  4. #2 I feel so awkward when I meet a blogger and we get along and then I visit their blog and we have zero books in common. I’m sorry but I just don’t know what to say about your review of KITTENS IN KILTS.

    #3 I love discussion posts! Even if I don’t reply to it, I’ll still follow the conversation and come back for more.

    #4 I like English. Good English.

    • #2 is tough because you want to be vocal and supportive, but, if I’m not going to read or promote anything that person is reviewing, then, eeeeeh? (Is that harsh?!) πŸ™‚

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