I have had my book review blog for over a year now, but I only have 7 followers (and one of those is me!) So if anyone can help me out I would really appreciate it. Please check out my blog and let me know what you think. Be brutally honest. What is wrong with it? How can it be better?
Thanks so much, Linda
I think it looks great, and your reviews are well written. It might be an issue of networking. Have you visited a lot of other blogs and left comments? When you leave a comment can people track you back to your blog?
Many of us have entered memes to draw people to our blogs.
Getting involved in Book Blogs forums helps. Always leave a link to your blog when you comment on a forum.
Post your book lists and reviews on Goodreads and Shelfari.
You now have 8 followers!!! :)
Thank you, this is great advise. Although I am not too sure what memes are, but I will research them out. I checked out your blog, it looks great and it also puts me in mind of some of my favourite children's book. One of my all time favourite it Anne of Green Gables.
I also noticed on your site that you have a section with My Blog List. I was wondering what this is? It seems interesting.
I am also now a follower...
Hey Linda, If you want to see examples of memes check out my blog and click the meme label on the right hand side. They are a lot of fun :)
Thanks, I am going to really work on the networking. It might take me a while to figure it all out, but I really appreciate your input.
I checked out your site, and I loved it! What a great idea. I am now following you and I also left a comment for you.
Hi ! Linda I just started with my blog, and I've been networking, networking and it's paying off, I think you have a beautiful blog!
You should join the group "Network your Blog" and we just follow each other, great way to get new followers,
any way here is my link, I'll appreciate a follow back, this is a way to help each other.
Linda, I've been having trouble loading your page for the past hour. =( I'll try again later so that I can help out with the feedback.
But if someone told me something similar about his stats and asked me for advice based only on that, I'd agree with Kathy and Kathryn that you probably need to network ten times more than you're doing.
How often do you leave comments on other people's blogs? I always visit the blogs of people who leave me comments, and most of the time, it's how I find new blogs to read. This doesn't seem to be a universal practice, though . . . but it's worth trying!
When other people leave you comments, do you respond in some way? You can answer in the thread, return the visit to their blogs, or even send an e-mail. I like friendly, chatty bloggers.
How many other blogs do you follow? There are many bloggers who do "follows for follows."
Are you on Twitter? And so on . . . There are many factors!
I just used a proxy server to access the blog, and now I can see it. I'm not sure what the problem is, but it's one I've encountered before.
A message board I used to frequent changed servers (or something) and then a huge bunch of regular users couldn't access it. We shut out folk were primarily from Asia and Australia. Until that time, I had only used proxy servers to watch YouTube videos that haven't been cleared for my part of the world; but on a hunch, I typed the board's URL into the field . . . and voila! I was back on the boards.
Again, I'm not sure why this is so. A techie friend tried explaining to me that the problem was with my internet settings and not with the board's server, but of course, I didn't pick up half of it! =P
Thank you for your comments. Until now I did not know how to respond to comments so your input is very helpful. I checked out your site and I think is a unique and interesting blog, I also left a comment for you.
I am now following you.
As everyone has said... Network, Network, Network!
Book Blogs, Memes, Book Challenges, Twitter.
All of this helps and it lets people see your blog and if interested they will start to follow consistently.
Thank you David,
That is great advise. I went on your site and noticed you have a blog "Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Minor Characters", this seems very interesting to me. I am going to check into it further. I also left you a comment.
I am now following you on Twitter.