First, I want to say thanks to everyone who filled out my survey way back in…um…June. You guys gave me some great ideas and insights!
The thing I was most interested in finding out was what information people like in their reviews. Personally, I like the review to look clean and I usually scroll through the info that lots of people put at the top of reviews. But do other people like that info? So on my survey I asked:
What information do you find useful in book review posts?
The top answers were things like the Title, Author, Release Date and Cover Image. I’m glad I did this survey because the release date was something I was leaving out in my reviews. The lease popular answers were the Source I Received the Book, the Format I Read, and the Publisher.
It’s nice to know what people like. It’s even more interesting to find out what people hate. So I asked this next question in my survey:
What information do you NOT find useful or tend to skim over in book review posts?
The most popular answers for this question were Format I Read, the Source I Recieved the Book and Pages. The Release Date, Series, and Cover Image all got zero votes.
Overall, both questions gave me a really good idea of what I should put in my book reviews. I hope this info helps with your reviews, too.
There are a few other things from the survey that I wanted to talk about.
- Cover Reveals: I found it so funny that people listed this under posts they wanted to see more of AND less of. I figure my Waiting on Wednesday and twitter cover the new covers (he he that’s unintentionally funny) so I probably won’t be doing them on my blog.
- New Releases: Someone mentioned they would like to see New Releases posts on my blog and I thought that was a good idea. I love writing those posts now. Thanks for the idea!
- Events causing the jealousies: There were a few people that wrote that they wanted to see less of my event posts because it was making them jealous. I just wanted to apologize and say that wasn’t my intention for those posts at all. I realize that I am very lucky to meet so many authors and my motivation behind writing my event posts was to give details about what the author actually said so you could live vicariously if you don’t get to meet very many authors.
And as a final blogoversary celebration (two months late) here are my stats as of June 2012.
- 290 posts
- 78 book reviews
- 130 feedburner subscriptions
- 1114 twitter followers
- 14, 790 unique visitors since I started blogging
- 82,858 page views total
- Most popular post (besides giveaway hops): Everneath Launch Party
I can’t believe those stats are for my little blog!! Thank you guys so much for supporting and reading my blog! Here’s to one more year.