Friday, May 27, 2011
Armchair BEA Day Five: Keeping the Freshness
Today's prompt over at Armchair BEA central comes with lots and lots of questions! Finally I think I've picked just one to answer:
How do you keep your blog fresh and interesting to your readers and yourself?
Here's what I try to do:
** I like to mix reviews up with other things that interest me (and hopefully readers.) Posts gushing about music, or what I'm watching, or random things I'm thinking or worrying about, or pictures of book stacks and author events, etc. break up the all book talk... which is kind of ironic since I named this blog It's All About Books....when in fact, it's morphed into a blog that should be called It's All About Whatever I Feel Like That Day!
** Memes are fun, but may get boring to readers if done all the time, so I do some one week and some another and only if I'm in the mood or have something fun to say. Hopefully this helps the meme monotony, and readers never really know what will show up.
** Discussion posts are fun to do and keep things interesting and usually have the most comments. I love it when an idea pops into my head for something to ask and throw out to readers and then I can hardly wait until I can get it posted.
** Pictures are important I think. Just words words words gets boring. I love finding ways to illustrating what I'm talking about and I really love adding videos in there too. This, however, I've wondered much about, whether anyone ever watches them!
That's about all I can think of at the moment!
What do you like to do to keep things exciting at your blog?