So, I’ve been tossing around ideas and such over the last couple weeks regarding this blog.
I honestly don’t like that I post so much, because I worry that its scaring people away. At the same time, I read so much that to get anyone’s review posted within a decent amount of time, sometimes I need to do 2 posts or more a day. That might cut down a bit now that I’m sleeping, but….. lol.
I could cut down on the weekly memes (and I am going to do away with my Wednesday This Week in Books, I think), but I’ve been told before that you need to have non-book-review content to help drive traffic to your site.
On the other hand, I’ve only been open since the end of August, and I’m at 350 followers, which given what I’ve seen from other bloggers seems to be doing pretty well, so I must be doing something right. …..but my page views are a little lower than I thought they’d be, given the amount of followers that I have. So maybe I’m doing something wrong?
Right now my schedule is as such (posts at 830 a, 630 p generally):
Monday: 1 book review, 1 movie review.
Tuesday: TTT, and generally 2 short story reviews.
Wednesday: Top 5 or This Week in Books and 1 review
Thursday: 1 book review, 1 random or reblog
Friday: 1 book review, 1 discussion or guest post
Saturday: Kids Corner – 2-3 kid’s book reviews, 1 sort of fun kid-related post.
Sundays: My day for stuff that I find cute or funny as well as the EMDR posts.
So what do you guys think? Any tips or suggestions?
Would I do better, maybe, if I sprang for self-hosting? I feel like I’m carving out my own little niche, especially since I openly support and promote indie authors, but its bugging me that I seem to have hit a wall I can’t get past.
I would also love to network and do guest-posts and features and such with other blogs.