Armchair BEA: Day Five: The Future of Book Blogging
I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in Armchair BEA this week; I have met some wonderful new bloggers and have learnt a few new things as well.
Today's topic is Ask The Experts. In your post, ask the visitors to your blog for blogging advice. What did you always want to know about blogging but were afraid to ask? Now is the time!
I have listed just a few of my tips, although I am by no means an expert.
- Be visible & utilize social media – Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook etc. follow your blogging friends, favorite authors, publishers - It’s not only a great way to learn about new releases but also new authors and our fellow bloggers.
- To gain more followers and to learn about other blogs, host giveaways or participate in a few memes, it doesn’t have to be a regular thing but I think it really helps. A few memes I love are Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine & Feature & Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. I am a Reader Not a Writer hosts some wonderful themed giveaway hops.
- If you are keen to receive ARC’s, contact publishers to put your name on their ARC list, Netgalley is also fantastic as are blog tours!
- Blog because you love blogging, be consistent and inviting and write from your heart.
My question – I seem to get the traffic flow based on my blog stats but the comments are few – does anyone else find this? How do you encourage your readers to post comments, do you try to engage them in any way through discussion?