Musing Mondays is hosted by MizB at Should be Reading.
This week’s musing, courtesy of http://readbookswritepoetry.blogspot.in, asks:
What attracts you to a book blog? What puts you off in a book blog? Do you share personal stuff on your book blog?
Why, the books of course!
In all seriousness though, it’s a number of things. I’m a visual person so blog design is biggie with me. In keeping with visual, I also really like those who do vlogs. I think it makes it more personal because I can actually see and hear from the person behind the writing. I also like those that do things besides reviews. Don’t get me wrong, I love the reviews, but if that’s all there is, I find myself skipping over it at times because the books don’t always appeal to me.
As for turn offs, like I said, pure reviews will find me skipping it over from time to time. I also don’t like those that hardly ever post. I know life happens and I’m not expecting daily posts, but if it’s been a month since the last post, I will most likely unsubscribe. I also don’t like those that post a bazillion times a day. I follow several blogs and it’s very time-consuming to keep up with everything. Therefore, if you post 10+ times daily, you’ve lost a follower.
As for personal posts, I actually quite like them. It’s a peek at what they’re like outside of the blogosphere. It makes me feel like I know the person better.