What is it all good for
all this reading
all this writing
whom do I want to reach
and whom do I reach
Friends took a look just once
Authors read what's about their books
if they do
Some searching machine
allways at night
allways at the same time
A guestbook with no entries at all
Asking myself why, what's wrong with my blog, I have a look at successful blogs. What do I find?
Ok, some of them have a lot of interviews with authors, but I guess successful authors will talk only to successful bloggers.
Some are offering beta-reading. Thinking about that one. Yes, I'd like to do that, but I suppose on goodreads I'll reach more authors than here.
But most bloggers just post the same reviews they post on amazon and goodreads. So what? Why should this draw readers on my site? I don't get it. For them it seems to work.
Discussing the topic on goodreads I learn that a review will only be listed by google if it is over 600 words. Mine never are. Seriously, who reads these reviews? I don't want to know that much about a book before reading it myself. When I want to know whether a book is worth reading I'll read the blurb and 3-4 short reviews, preferably a 5-stars and a 2-stars. Instead of reading such long reviews they'd better read the book itself.
There's the concept of blog tours. I haven't really understood how it works and what it's good for.
So, my reviews are too short, my view too personal, the choice of books not “mainstream”, no bestseller authors answering my questions (they've already answered elsewhere).
Why am I doing this?
Is there anybody out there reading this? Is anybody willing to encourage me?