I try to follow people that have a similar taste in books because I find that this usually leads to me having something in common with them. I am also drawn to those who write well, with wit and humor. I'd like to get to know more bloggers who like to correspond with each other, because I'm really looking for a kind of community feeling.
I love blogs that are updated, as others say, but I also like blogs which don't make me jump through tons of hoops to do anything. For instance to win a book I must add them to my blogroll, I must subscribe to them, I must put the posts on my Facebook, twitter, and such and then have 4/5 other things I have to do in order to get entry into the contest/giveaway. Make it simple. I often forget to return to see who won, I visit so many but I will get busy and check just one or two then have to get offline. So the easier it is to follow the better. I won't follow blogs that are negative, or that continuly ask me to donate to this or to donate to that. I like blogs that offer variety.
But really there has to be something I want to know about.
I'm hoping mine follow this, but I always worry I have too much or too little or that it's too busy. I hate blogs that keep sending me pop-ups or have ads everywhere on it but no true opinions.
I like to learn something when reading a blog. I've gone back to sites where I learned something valuable and wanted to see if they had something else for me to learn. For me, it's a time to learn from others.
Just wanted to mention that the topic for this week's "Authors Articulating with Jo-Anne and Larry" is called - FIELD GUIDE TO BLOGGING...
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Be entertained! Listening to these two dynamic speakers, Jo-Anne Vandermeulen and Larry Brooks, sizzle with energy. For the second half of the show, they encourage YOU to interact with them. Introduce yourself.
AUTHORS - This is your chance. Deliver your author platform and pitch your book.
READERS - Be ready to listen. Upcoming books you can order and add to your shelf. You are more than welcome to call in.