Unfortunately, since I’ve been slowing down my reading quite a bit, I don’t have a book review written up for today. This will probably be the norm for at least the month of February. I’ll reserve my book reviews on Sunday and hopefully I’ll be able to keep up! But don’t fear: I have a plethora of awesome content coming your way soon! I’ve been working hard trying to come up with ideas on how to grow my audience and I’ve gotten some kick-ass stuff coming together! So be on the lookout for that soon!
Why Aren’t Book Reviews Popular?
Since there’s no book review today, I have a discussion question to ask: Why aren’t book reviews popular? My book reviews are probably the least popular blog posts on my site and I find that super strange. I created a book blog in order to post reviews and recommend books, yet my book reviews are my least popular posts! Don’t get me wrong, they have a steady flow of page views. But they’re the lowest page views of most of my posts.
Why do you think that is?? When I’m looking through my feed FULL of other book bloggers, I tend to gravitate towards the book reviews myself. Obviously, if it’s a book or author that I’ve NEVER heard of, I may skip one or two from time to time. But if it’s a book that has been on my radar for some time or it’s by an author I know, then I’ll make the time to at least look at the review post.
Obviously, we can find book reviews almost anywhere. They aren’t exclusive to only book blogs. From Amazon to Goodreads, there are a multitude of options when you’re looking up a book you want to read. But this shouldn’t take away from our book reviews.
A while back I posted about my book review process and HOW I PLAN AND WRITE MY BOOK REVIEWS. I’m a pretty fast writer and typist, so it doesn’t take me too long. But a lot of energy and brain power goes into my reviews that I want them to perform well!
Am I the only one who reads book reviews anymore??
I work hard to write quality book reviews for my readers. It takes a lot of effort to write, format and publish a book review on my blog. I request advance reader copies from publishers to showcase on my blog. Granted, I would read all of my books anyway regardless of whether or not I review them. But that’s not the point. So I want to hear from YOU. Why aren’t book reviews popular?? Leave me comments. Keep the discussion going. And vote in my Discussion Poll below!
Do you read book reviews by bloggers?
- Yes! All the time! (86%, 6 Votes)
- Only if I've heard of the book. (14%, 1 Votes)
- Never. I hate reading book reviews. (0%, 0 Votes)
- It depends on who wrote the review. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 7