Today’s discussion is Keeping it Real-Today, we’re interested in knowing how you address that question, especially if you’ve been doing this for a while. If you have been around for years, how do you keep your material fresh? How do you continue to keep blogging fun? How do you not only grow an audience, but how do you keep them coming back for more? Think about it, post about it, link to it, and read about how other bloggers are keeping it real, fresh, and fun. Maybe we can inspire each other today!
I began this blog as a way to keep track of what books I read. There was one too many times where I bought or borrowed a book, opened it up, only to realize a few pages in (or chapters) that I had read it before. I tried writing a list in a pretty notebook, but found it boring. When I first started looking into starting a blog, I was amazed at how much was involved-plus I am not the most tech-savy person. That being said, I was very nervous when I finally took the plunge and posted my first review. I looked into what I was supposed to do to get viewers, what sites to join, where to get ARCs, etc. I was pretty overwhelmed at first-and even worse, I found very little time to read!! I have just begun to find a nice routine, so I am really enjoying it now. I definitely want to grow my audience and make the blog itself better, but I will do so slowly, at my own pace. I am really liking meeting new people and surprised at how many I have things in common with some, besides reading.
Lat month I took part in the Dewey 24 hour readathon, which was a blast. I am so glad I decided to take part in the Armchair BEA, and I al looking forward to Bloggiesta!