So today I have a kind of interactive discussion – I want to kind of have an open conversation, instead of just portraying my own thoughts and having you guys respond to that. Today, I have a question for you guys!
Now, I’m very fussy when it comes to following book blogs. I usually look at a number of random unimportant things and then decide whether the blog is worth following or not, and I’m equally hasty when it comes to unfollowing blogs. The minute I realize that a blog is deviating from the reason which made me follow it in the first place, bam! I unfollow it. But anyway, since we’re talking about specific reasons of following blogs, let’s talk about only that!
Things which immediately make me follow a book blog
1. Bright, clean and neatness
I usually love artsy and pastel-ly colors. I love looking at blogs which can satisfy my aesthetic sense (even though my own blog doesn’t do that :P) and I love looking at neat, well-organized blogs. I don’t like a lot of mess on the screen, with a thousand widgets on both sides and random other unimportant things and the main post somehow fitted in between. I’d rather read a blog which is neat and pretty to look at. Widgets are cool, but too many of them aren’t. I also don’t like cluttered blogs, somehow they irk me. I love bright pictures which are both neat and artsy.
2. Lots of discussion posts
I freakin’ love discussion posts. It’s sad that a lot of book blogs don’t have enough of these, but I devour those who do discuss a lot. A lot? In the sense, at least 4-5 discussion posts a month. I myself am trying to get better in this, and posting as many discussions as possible (which, once you start doing, is a lot of fun). I think discussions can speak volumes about the type of person the blogger is, and can spark up the reader’s thoughts and opinions about the topic being discussed. Also, discussions are amazing because they inspire the readers. Yes! How lovely it is, when you know that your discussions moved/affected/inspired someone enough to write something about the topic themself! So yeah, if your blog has a lot of discussion posts, I’m definitely following it.
3. Different types of book reviews
If your blog has exclusively YA contemporary reviews, then I probably won’t follow you for your reviews. However, if you review a healthy mixture of YA contemporary, fantasy, thrillers and even literary fiction once in a while, I’m much more likely to hit the follow button. I’ve seen so many pretty, attractive blogs, but because they prefer to review books of only one category, I usually don’t follow them and even if I do, it’s definitely not for the reviews.
If you only post reviews and reviews and reviews, I probably will never follow you. If you excel in book tags, your blog is fun but lacks information. So? Variety. That is SUCH a must. I usually follow blogs which are varied and wide in their content, and can provide information as well as fun in a healthy mixture.
Random posts popping up between routine posts (like wrap ups, tbrs, book hauls, tags, memes etc.) is such a delight. Routine posts like memes and tags and reviews? A lot of blogs do that. Heck, most blogs do that! But if you can add random posts once in a while, that just attracts me much more to your page.
So! Those were most of the reasons why I follow book blogs. I’m thinking of doing a post soon on reasons I unfollow book blogs. Please comment below if you want to see that!
Now, for some help I need…
I need to follow more blogs!!
I’ve lately actually unfollowed a lot of blogs out of the 60 blogs that I followed…and I need some blog recommendations. HELP ME OUT! You don’t have to provide the link to the blog (because I know that’s a lot of work :P) you can simply name the book blog in the comments below and I’ll check it out. Please do suggest some!