Before I started my own blog, I was an avid reader of book blogs. There were certain things then that drew me to particular blogs, and now that I've started my own, some things really stand out to me that make me want to keep reading the many blogs I follow, as well as incorporate into my own!
- A similar taste in books. I like following bloggers who read the same books I do. They're so helpful in finding even more books to read, and I can rely on them for reviews that help me decide whether to pick up a certain book or not.
- A dissimilar taste in books. I know, this totally contradicts the first one! There are so many bloggers out there and we definitely do not all read the same books - but this is good! Bloggers who read stuff outside my comfort zone have really opened my eyes to all the possibilities out there. I find out about books I probably never would have otherwise heard about, and it really broadens my reading horizons.
- A search button. Sometimes I know I remember reading about something on a blog, but I can't remember exactly where. A search button makes it so easy to find things instead of searching through all the posts.
- A way to easily add a book to my TBR. If I see a book on a blog that I want to add to my TBR, it makes my life so much easier if there's an "add to Goodreads" or "add to Amazon" button or even just a link in the title. I can open up new tabs and search for it myself, but let's face it, I'm lazy.
- Good discussions. I think we can all agree that discussions are some of the most fun and thought-provoking posts out there. I love reading the creative things other bloggers are coming up with and the way they can bring the community together.
- Getting personal. If a blogger only wants to talk about books, that's totally cool. Everyone has their own comfort level with what they want to share. However, I also enjoy getting to know the people behind my favorite blogs. Even if it's just little things like what you did over the weekend, it can make me feel even more of a connection with a blogger.
What are some things that you like to see in a blog?