With lots of new blogs coming out and people needing followers. I'm wondering if people have forgotten about the amount of page views they get as will.
My question is, I'm always willing to follow someones blog just to see what they have been reading. I read different kinds of books but, I've been noticing that I'm getting more heavily into paranormal kind of reading more. So do you think that it matters what kind of books you read to get the followers?
For those that are wanting to get scene more, join other sites that will give you views as will as followers. Goodreads, facebook, twitter and if you can join forums that deal with blogs that can help too. Its called putting your blog out there to get people to come and see what your writing about.
What other kinds of sites have you tried to get your blog out there?
I would love to get seen more! My blog is about what I call bookish movie news - basically I read and review books that are being adapted for film and television. I also share trailers, pictures, interviews, for movies based on books like Life of Pi, Les Miserables, Lincoln, OZ:the Great and Powerful, Catching Fire etc and blog about the casting of the characters. For example since you like paranormal stuff you might have enjoyed the book Beautiful Creatures - so what did you think about Emma Thompson and Emmy Rossum in the roles they played? My website is http://chapter1-take1.blogspot.com
I've read beautiful creatures and will be soon getting to the second one in the series. I've seen part of the movie but didn't finish watching it. Mostly to me books that have been turned into movies like YA ones aren't all the good. The first movie in the twilight series wasn't as good as the last movie. The books were alright. Which I have all four books reviewed on my blog.
The movie the girl with the dragon tattoo was very good and pretty closely followed the book. The whole series was good in my eyes and will worth reading. For adults though.
What's your blog url, Shelly?
could you follow mine ? http://gbookhooked.blogspot.com
probably just goodreads ;)
The focus of your blog, as far as the genre(s) you cover and the related types of posts you include, is the major factor the number of followers you get and who those followers are. If your focus is narrow or specialized, you'll have fewer - but possibly more devoted - followers. My opinion is that pageviews are more important than followers. You likely have some people who read every one of your posts but for some reason choose not to display that fact by following your blog.
I'm not sure how most of my followers found my blog. As for pageviews; about 50% are from Goodreads and another 40% through Google+ (which I use primarily for reading and writing related topics). The remaining 10% are from Book Blogs, Twitter, Linkedin, StumbleUpon, Facebook, and Red Adept Publishing. Focusing on the places where you're known as a reader, reviewer, blogger, or writer is the most effective and efficient way to get people to read your blog, whether they become followers or not. The key to being effective on those sites is to post more than just links to your blog posts. Include favorite quotes, links to and discussion of articles or other blogs you've enjoyed, and anything else that highlights your interest in books and reading. Don't forget to engage others in conversation by commenting on their posts when you have a genuine interest in what they've said. Anything less than active engagement in the forum creates the image that you're no more than a spammer marketing your particular product.
I'm not trying to spam my blog to anyone. I get views from a lot of places because I've added my blog to those sites for people to come and see what I've added. I think that views are important and if they were to stop today or tomorrow I'd still be writing on my blog because I started it for myself to keep track of what I've been reading. To make sure that I finish series that I've started and not reread the same books which I try not to do. But I thank you for your opinion.
Er yes, but they're only 2 types of crowds. "Guy" blogs and "Girl" blogs.
IE: Action adventure mystery horror comedy paranormal..... Romance, comedy, adventure books with a girl as a main character, paranormal etc....
Generally, guys to go certain blogs, and girls tend go to others.... (GENERALLY, girls read a bit more than guys)
You'll find that the majority of your comenters may be of a specific gender.
Not to say that they wont be the odd person who'll consistently comment on a "girl" or "guy" blog.