What Makes You Follow a Blog?

Hi all!

A small fact about Beaucoupbooks is that its stats this year have been pretty poor. I used to post three times a week, and now I’m lucky if I make one post a week. I don’t regret this change, because it felt necessary that I take a step back from blogging this year, but the outcome from this decision is that my blog suffered in terms of stats.

Recently I’ve also noticed that a lot of the bloggers I was friendly with a year ago seem to have slowly disappeared for a variety of reasons, such as careers, school, and health reasons. Some have even deleted their blogs, and its only when I’ve searched for their blogs on WordPress have I discovered that they’ve been deleted.

I love my little blog, and I’m eager to inject some life back into it. Since my blog has been struggling this year, I was wondering: what makes you want to follow someone’s blog?

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Some People Don’t Want to Read, and That’s OK

So… This is something which I think about every now and then, but it’s late and I can’t sleep so I’m writing down my thoughts. I’ve been thinking about some of the mentalities I’ve seen from some book bloggers and literature lovers in regards to people who don’t like to read. And they kinda annoy me…

This isn’t aimed at anyone in particular, I’m just bringing to light something I notice every now and then online  

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Do Authors on Social Media Police Reader Interpretation?

So, this is the second time I’m writing this post. I wrote the first one way back in November but I binned it because I just wasn’t happy with it (it got a little bitchy). So this is attempt number two! It’ll be a rambling mess but I’ll try my best to be coherent.

One of the last papers I wrote in undergrad focused on fandom in the modern age, in a time where connecting with others is almost instantaneous, whether it’s through a blog post or an email or a tweet. My focus was specifically on authors, and how they may use social media not only to communicate with their readers, but to also control ownership over their texts and their fictional characters. This paper was titled ‘The Liberation of the Twenty-First Century Reader as a Result of Social Media’ and it was pretentious as fuck. But the topic really interests me, and I want to see what you guys think on the subject.

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Thoughts on Writing Book Reviews

So I like to post on my blog around three times a week – I don’t really have a set routine on the things that I post on here, but I always make sure to post a book review up every weekend. Because it makes perfect sense for me to post book reviews on my book blog… However, since I’m in such a slump lately, I failed to post a review last week and may not even get one out this week, either. So since there’s no review going up this week, I thought I would write a small discussion post on the topic of writing book reviews.

(Emphasis on ‘mini’ because I’m still struggling with writing right now, but anyways…)

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NA Fiction Tropes That I’m Beyond Tired of

New Adult fiction has been my most read genre this year. I guess it’s because the majority of the time, NA is light-hearted and entertaining and this year was a stressful one! Since I’ve read a variety of NA titles, I’ve noticed a lot of tropes within the genre that have increasingly annoyed me the more I come across them. This isn’t a hate post – as I said, this is a genre I read a lot and clearly enjoy, but these specific things keep happening within the novels I’ve read, and I felt like writing a quick post on my thoughts since I haven’t written a book discussion post in a while.

These tropes are ones that I’ve found mainly in NA novels. That’s not to say that they don’t appear in other genres because I’m sure that they do. Also, I’m hoping to find book recommendations, so I’d love to hear some. Thanks guys!

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