| Hi im new here trying to start a book blog can you give me any tips?|
I don’t know if I am the right person to ask, honestly, because this blog and its level of popularity is really unexpected to me. I guess what I would say is… blog about what you know. If you care about it, then that will show up in what you do. People recognize when you are passionate about something and respond to it. Also, be really willing to interact with other people. I am always really careful to respond to messages nicely and as clearly as I can. I like the idea of building a community and sharing interests, not bringing people down. Questions are a good way to get people talking. When you read a book, talk about it. Ask how other people enjoyed it. Say what you enjoyed. Get a group of people talking about stuff. Also, and this doesn’t apply to my blog but it is something I’ve noticed with a lot of book blogs I follow, pictures of what you are reading instead of just posts are important. Books are pretty and people like seeing them. Don’t be afraid to post about your own bookshelf. And don’t be ashamed of anything on it. We all have books maybe we aren’t proud we love, and it is fun to share that. I don’t know if any of this is remotely useful, but there you have it.
Oh, also, having a good theme is important. Make people want to look at your blog. This doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be flashy, just pleasing to the eye. Too flashy and people aren’t going to stick around. For me it’s become the race to see how many buttons I can fit on my blog at one time for all of the links, but it depends on your needs. I wish you luck in your new book blog! (AND DON’T FORGET, BOOK NERDS: if you have a book blog - i.e. 80% about books - you can ask to be part of the book nerd family, a page to help connect tumblr book nerd blogs across the world)