15 Day Book Challenge: Day 8

15-Day-Challenge

Day 8: Write 15 bullet points of things that appeal to you on blogs!

  1. I like a good and clean aesthetic when it comes to blog layouts. If your blog looks good, I’ll follow.
  2. Visible social media links. I don’t want to look for your on twitter or GR.
  3. A small About or Blurb on your Home page is good.
  4. Pictures. Lots of pictures of your books, of what you’re doing.
  5. A lot of writing.
  6. A lack of use of internet memes or pictures (I don’t like it when authors use those images to illustrate your point. You wrote it, I get it).
  7. Personal posts (but not too personal, I just want to know you a bit).
  8. Catchy titles or blog names.
  9. Inclusion of non-bookish posts, such as your experience in school, recipes or songs.
  10. Inclusion of multiple-genres. I tend not too follow genre-specific blogs.
  11. Awareness of diversity in the books world (be it ethnicity, or sexual orientation and so on).
  12. International book bloggers talking about their experience at home and culture!
  13. Use of attractive fonts as headers.
  14. Good color scheme.
  15. The last one, thank goodness, I’m running out of things to say! Err… Consistent posting!

This was fun and hard to write. We’ve all got different things that appeal to us. So dig deep, what are your top 5?

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It's Claire (aka Quirky) from Bitches With Books, an online book blog that serves up a healthy dose of book reviews, lists + literary madness.
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6 Responses to 15 Day Book Challenge: Day 8

  1. Kelley says:

    What a great list. I agree with every single one, and I love to see that you’ve included non-book posts on this list. I enjoy it when a book blogger branches out and talks about other aspects of her/his life sometimes. πŸ˜€

  2. DoingDewey says:

    I think that’s a great list! In fact, I’d say all of those are things I look for in a blog as well πŸ™‚

  3. sureasmel says:

    One of my big things is book reviews. I love seeing other people’s book reviews; it’s often how I end up adding things to my ‘to read’ shelf. Especially if I’ve been following a blog for a while and I know how well the writer’s tastes match with my own.

    Getting even more specific than that, I really love seeing reviews where people aren’t afraid to put some criticism out there – and I mean more than just ‘I didn’t like this.’ I want to know why – sometimes I find what people didn’t like more interesting than what they loved.

    • Claire (BWB) says:

      Yeah, sometimes I feel like book bloggers hide behind a timid shroud and make things sound great. I am guilty of the whole, I just don’t like this thing because I feel bad blasting a book. But sometimes, if it’s weak it just needs to be said!

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