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How do you not only grow an audience, but how do you keep them coming back for more? If you have been around for years, how do you keep your material fresh? How do you continue to keep blogging fun?
I honestly don’t think I have an exact answer to these questions. How do I keep people coming back? I’d like to think they value my thoughts on books, like to look for recs and enjoy anything else I post.
I also try to post at least one giveaway a month, though it’s been a lot more than one for the past couple. That can be a good way for new readers to discover the blog. I also try to return comments for each I receive, sharing the comment love. That can be a very time consuming process as the blog continues to grow, but I hope I can always make time for it, even if it takes a few days to catch up. I love getting to check out other blogs and getting to ‘meet’ new bloggers.
I’m always trying to come up with new ideas on the blog but I am horrible at brainstorming them. I have one for the summer that I hope to get the ball rolling on. *fingers crossed* Other than that, I just try to read books I think I’ll like and post about books I’d like to read. That’s fun for me!
If anyone is new to my blog and doesn’t know, I read and review mostly YA novels. Why? Well, I’ve always loved them. I think that time of your life is magical. It’s all about discoveries and fun, really coming into your own person. As an adult, it is nice to escape back to that time before the world of responsibilities. And, I don’t know, I’ve found a home in YA.
Here are 5 books, er series?, the YA reader should have on their shelf:
- Harry Potter series – I know it starts off more MG but I cannot imagine my life without this series. It will forever have a place in my heart and should be shared from generation to generation.
- Divergent series – One of my all-time favorite Dystopians with lots of action and amazing characters!
- The Fault in Our Stars – The love and loss theme stays with you forever. Plus, some of the best literary quotes I’ve read are found in the pages.
- Chaos Walking series – This series is exciting and so very unique. I laughed, I cried, I shook my head, and hell, I threw my book.
- Jellicoe Road – Because Jonah Griggs.
As a mom, and caregiver, I also come across A LOT of children’s books too. As my oldest develops his reading skills, it’s so exciting for me to see him reading some of these books I love all by himself. *sniffles*
Here are 5 books that should be on your Children’s shelf:
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Green Eggs and Ham (This was great when Shawn was learning how to read)
- Love You Forever – This book makes me tear up
- The Giving Tree
There are so many more books I’m leaving out here, but what are some of your must-have on your shelves? And how do you ‘keep it real’?