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Seven Things That Attract Me To A Book Blog

Saturday, February 06, 2016 Geraldine 0 Comments



I've been going on a huge blog following spree for the past month or so - I've finally started to interact in the community! 

I've stumbled on a lot of blogs in the past month - some I've followed, some I've commented on, and some I've just completely redirected from. 

Blogger Interaction

This is by far, the most important/biggest appeal to following book blogs. 
I blog because I like the interaction. I'm more likely to follow a blog if the blogger comments back, because I'm a huge believer in the friendships that blogging can form! I also love it if these comments are meaningful and nice - it makes for some great conversation :) 

Some friends I've made through book blogging and commenting are Lucie @ Tea, Books and FunEmily @ The Paperback Princess, Zhana @ Confessions of an Addict and Denise @ The Bibliolater

Lots of Reviews 

People say that reviews are the least viewed content on a book blogger's blog...and yes that's probably true. But for me, reviews are so important  I book blog to find out more about books, and reviews are a huge way for me to do that. I love fangirling and talking books with different people, and reviews are an excellent medium to do that on as well!

Some bloggers who's reviews I see a lot and are excellent are Nisha @ A Running Commentary and Alex @ Fiery Reads (Alex's mini bite reviews are simply amazing!)! 


Discussions 

I love discussions - they're really fun to read, and there's so much interaction within them! It doesn't matter if they're bookish discussions, blogging discussions, or just a discussion about personal things - I love the interaction and how I get to know bloggers more through them!

Bloggers who do discussions well include... SJ @ A Tree Grows in Bookland and Sierra @ The Nerdgirl Review

Interesting Memes/Challenges/Features

I usually dislike memes to be honest - more on that in a later post... but yeah, memes and challenges are the best and actually an incentive for me to follow blogs if they're freaking unique! 
Some bloggers with great memes/challenges/features are Sophie @ Sailing Through Books +Izel @ A Bookish Flower (who both host When I First Saw You) as well as Josephine @ WordRevel (who hosts Project 52!)

About page 

I'll check out the About page. When I click onto a blog, it's a complete new experience right, and I'd like to know more about the blogger before following them. Does that make sense...? It's really cool when you find bloggers that have the same interests - they're just really relatable! Plus, if they're in a cool format, it's so much easier to read <3
Bloggers who make fantastic About pages include Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books (it's honestly so detailed - I feel like I've known Alexa for AGES) and Joey at thoughts and afterthoughts!


Cool Blog Name

If a blog has a cool name, I'm sure to check it out. Something witty, something literary...anything that is really out of the norm, I'll have a look. I do follow blogs that don't have "cool" names though - these names are just what initially attract me to the blog! 


Aesthetic Theme

This isn't a huge requirement for me - I just like seeing a pretty theme whenever I can :) Unless the blog is horribly formatted, and pictures are just all over the place, an aesthetic theme is just a bonus for me. 
Some bloggers with FANTASTIC themes are Ranu @ The Araliya Bookshelf and Aentee at Read at Midnight!

I'm missing out on so many other bloggers with my seven things highlight >.< 

What about you? What are a few things that attract you to a book blog? Do you have any blog suggestions for me? Let me know in the comments below!! 

Keep reading and loving books!
Geraldine



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