Today at Armchair BEA we’re discussing what we’ve done to become better bloggers. I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly excited to read all of the other posts on this one (which you can do here). I’m sure we’ll all learn a lot from each other 🙂
Personally, other bloggers have already been a big source of inspiration for me. It’s a lot of fun to take things I like in other blogs and adapt them to fit mine. Actually, I recently talked about the things I look for in other book blogs and try to achieve in my own in a Monday Musing. If you’re a new blogger, you could definitely check that out for my advice on getting me to read your blog. However, it’s clearly subjective and other people may (for example) like to see a lot more memes than I do or longer reviews.
The discussion on the BEA website also asked about our interactions with other bloggers. I think I do pretty well in this area, but I’d still like to do more! I do a decent job of commenting on other blogs and enjoy getting to know other bloggers as we start to comment on each other’s blogs regularly. I also participate in a number of blogging events (like this one :)). However, I’ve only swapped guest posts once and haven’t done any joint reads, both of which I think I’d enjoy. Hopefully I’ll do more of those in the future.
What are some of the experiences that have most helped you improve your blogging? Do you think your blog is very different from when you started? And do you interact with other bloggers as much as you would like?