Friday, October 1, 2010
Book Blogger Hop October 1-4
Welcome to Bibliophiliac! I can't believe another week has gone by--it was a busy one! It was homecoming week at the public high school where I work, and I had the dubious pleasure of reliving the fashions of the eighties....The Book Blogger Hop, sponsored by Jennifer at Crazy for Books is already in full swing. This week's question is about how we book bloggers acquire readers. The book blogger hop is certainly one way to try to connect with readers, but it is also a way to find new blogs to love. I find that the best way to attract readers is to be one: through reading and commenting on other book blogs. This is time-consuming and requires patience, but it works.When time and life allow, I spend a substantial amount of time doing what I hope others will do for me: reading and responding to posts. I have gotten to know some superb readers and writers this way, and it has been the most rewarding aspect of blogging for me. While I would love to have a thousand readers, that isn't even really a goal for me; it is a goal to get to know the people who are already reading my blog, to return the favor and read and respond to their posts, and to find other congenial gentle readers and writers with whom to converse. The conversation is the thing, and good conversations always work both ways.