When I thought about the way I’ve sort of abandoned my blog the last couple of months and been in an epic reading slump, I realized that I just don’t have the time I used to for reading. And because of that, I don’t have enough reviews to make this blog a regular thing. How could I remedy this, I wondered.
- I could try to come up with more discussion posts but if you know me even a little, you know that I’m terrible at coming up with ideas.
- I could start a fun new weekly meme type thing. Again, horrible idea.
- Participate in already established weekly memes. Okay, that’s not such a bad idea but I have to remember to do them and I don’t want to make my blog only memes. How boring.
What then would be a good solution to keeping this blog current with all the bookish things?
My solution? Guest reviewers!
I used to do this back in the day, particularly with Cait from then Notebook Sisters, now Paper Fury. We’d swap out reviews. She’d post one on my blog, I post one on hers. It was fun! It added a new voice to the blog and kept things interesting.
I thought about just getting a co-blogger but this is my little corner of the blogosphere and I have a problem with giving up control. Plus, I want this to stay my blog, since I’ve worked hard on it for two years. There’s this nifty little thing on WordPress called “forms,” where I can create essentially a fill in the blank template where my followers can submit things to me. A lot of people do it for review requests, but I’m thinking, why not do it for guest reviews?
Here’s what I’m thinking: anyone who wants to have one of their reviews posted on my blog can submit their review, blog links, etc to me via the form and once a week I’ll have a guest review! It can be any book you want, YA or MG, old or new. I think this would be a great way to help keep regular content on my blog and it’ll also showcase other bloggers out there, and thus will cause your traffic to increase as well! So if you’re a new or a seasoned blogger that wants some exposure, submit one of your reviews to be featured on my guest review spot!
If you’re still confused, check out Cait’s review of Insomnia. The layout will be a bit different and I’ll create a graphic but I think it would be fun.
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