I have to wonder who is reading all these blogs out there. Is it other bloggers, readers or authors. If it is other bloggers and authors looking for information to advance their learning of the craft of writing?
Can someone tell how readers (who are not writers) find an interest in blogs? If it is just other writers and bloggers how can that sell books?
I'm a book review blogger, and the people who read my blog include readers, writers, bloggers, and people who don't fall into any of those categories.
I have noticed that other bloggers are more likely to read comments, but based on my search results I can tell that a lot of people who aren't part of the blogging/writing community do show up through Google.
Interesting. I suppose if you are a reviewer and not blogging because you are marketing fiction book, it might be more relevant. People go there to see what is new and good out there and rely on these reviews to buy a book from an unknown author. Keep up the good work reviewing for us authors.
I have been using blogs and other forums. I just can't do it on a daily basis. I will have to wait to see if it does me any good on my newly released book "Dirt". I know from reading some of your replies to certain blogs that you are a serious blogger. Good job.
I think the demographic of the audience really depends on the blog itself. From what I've seen, the most successful blogs in terms of popularity have a very defined subject (e.g. science fiction, young adult, romance, etc.), and because of this a certain demographic of readers are attracted to that particular blog because of their own reading interests. So if you're looking to have your book reviewed, I'd suggest trying to find bloggers that cater to your niche.
Of course as others have expressed I think that readers come from various sources depending on the content of your blog.Other bloggers are a big source. As I tend to post about a lot of classics and history books, based upon the search results stats that I see, I think that lots of students doing research are hitting my site.
Brian from Babbling Books
I don't know. Over at the freecharitycars (see my blog post for link) website, there are people reading my blogs. Always trying to keep it interesting and I've loved writing since age 9.
thank you all for the information. I don't know how much blogging I can do but I need to try to keep my name and book out there for people to see and maybe purchase. Only time will tell how much my efforts pay off.
I'm a reader, I've been thinking of creating my own book blog, but I haven't done it yet.
I think bloggers specifically read other blogs in order to improve their own blogging techniques. I mostly read blogs in order to decide whether I'll buy a book or not. I like reading both positive and negative reviews on it, so I can have a full image of what it is about. So, I guess that's one reason of how readers can find an interest in blogs. Blogs help readers discover new books, because the suggestions can be categorized, thus making it a whole lot easier for them.
Sharon Dwyer writes: "I have to wonder who is reading all these blogs. . . ."
Deacon Solomon sez: "Don't worry. It's only the Department of Homeland Security."
They must be bored out of their minds
Again, I believe that some bloggers develop a following.
I am a fiction author long before a blogger. I try to do a little something just to keep my name out there - and some of my colleagues follow me. Sometimes I get some from the public at large who will follow my blog for the Artemus Dark series. I try to keep the blog fictional in that regard - stories rather than facts or nonfictional.