Discussions & Confessions is a feature at Deadly Darlings where we share a discussion topic as well as a bookish confession.
Okay, so, after seeing back-to-back surveys on all sorts of different blogging topics on different blogs, I’ve been wondering about some of the more “effective” blogging styles.
I want you to tell me what sort of blogs you’ll visit daily or regularly, or the things you like to see in a blog. Are they the blogs that post every day, with 80% reviews? Or the ones that post a couple of times a week, with more discussions than reviews? Here are a few things to help you, a few things I’d like to know:
Do they post daily, every other day, or less, etc?
Do they post more reviews than discussion posts, or more promotions, or memes, or more personal life posts?
Are their reviews quick and straight to the point, or detailed and very helpful?
Do the bloggers speak more professionally, or lightheartedly and funny?
The basic question: What do YOU think are the most effective blogging styles? Is there any style I missed that you’d like to add/share?
Personally, I don’t really care whether someone posts daily, every other day or whenever, as long as they have quality content. As long as the posts are honest and with personality, I’d love to visit a blog regularly, or at least whenever I can.
I also don’t mind if there are more discussions or reviews, but I don’t care for promotions and wouldn’t bother to visit your blog if it’s made out of 80% promotions, 20% reviews and other things. For memes–it depends. There are some memes that I’m interested in looking at, but some I won’t even bother with.
For reviews, I prefer them to be detailed. Some reviewers (like Faye, Khanh and many others) who really put every detail into their reviews, so that we would know what we would watch out for in the books. But there should also be a quicky ‘overall’ section of the review for people who kind of want to make sure they won’t get spoiled.
And well, I love both professional and funny bloggers. It depends on the post, I guess. If they’re writing about a serious book or a serious topic, they best keep it professional. Or if they’re reviewing a humorous book, they could bring out some laughs. I think I personally fit in with the serious bloggers, since I’ve grown accustomed to speaking English formally.
Blogging styles–which do you love, and which do you not?