Well, not completely… Yeah, but quite a lot!… But still… Oh! Come on… Okay. Let me explain!
I’ve been visiting a lot of other book blogs lately – I didn’t even know there were THAT many of them, actually, but anyway! And I’ve been seeing a lot of different blogging styles, posts etc. And through that I realized that the ones I like the most and always end up following, are those who have a lot of discussion posts and / or original features. I really love reading those and always jump to these kind of posts immediately when I see them in my inbox.
heard read quite a few bloggers saying the same thing and I think everyone would agree. Original posts are always the most interesting ones and I prefer them a lot in comparison with memes and even reviews.
The problem, I realized soon after, is that I have hardly any of those posts! Sure, I have the Book Blog News every Sunday, which is something that I really like doing, but other than that I have almost only reviews and memes! Why on earth do I do that? I, personally, love discussions and I don’t have any of them? Not even one? WHY?
IF I HAPPENED TO STOP BY MY BLOG, I PROBABLY WOULDN’T FOLLOW ME!
Once I realized that I knew something was really wrong and that something has to change. I mean, it’s ridiculous! How can I not write the posts I say I like the most? And more importantly:
IF I DON’T EVEN LIKE MY BLOG, HOW DO I EXPECT ANYONE ELSE TO?
So here’s my NOT New Year’s Resolution. I will change some things in this blog. I’m not one for big changes, I always prefer to do things more gradually, but here’s what’s going to happen:
- I will start writing some bookish discussions! Immediately!
- I will cut back on some of the memes. I will definitely continue with Top 10 Tuesday
weeklyalmost weekly. I think I’ll also continue with Feature & Follow Friday (which I’ve done only twice so far, but I got to know so many new book bloggers!). But other than that I don’t think I’ll do any more memes. At least not regularly. There might be a Waiting on Wednesday post every now and then.
- I will continue writing book reviews of every book I read. Expect to see reviews around once a week, because that’s usually how many books I manage to finish in one week.
- I will try to think of some (or at least one) original feature to do, apart from Book Blogging News. Can’t give any promises though… Just blame my lack of imagination when it comes to those kinds of things!
So, expect to see some changes in the coming days! I hope they turn out for the best and I also hope I’m not disappointing anyone!