I’ve been in quite the blogging slump these last few months, and more so recently than ever. It’s made me think a lot about the future of this blog. I don’t need a blog to talk about books. I can use social media and sites like Goodreads, and I can still post reviews to retail sites. I don’t need a blog and frankly it’s a lot of work.
But. . . BUT. . . I do love it. Blogging has been in my life for nearly 7 years so I don’t want to just drop it all of a sudden. And, frankly, I blog more for my readers than myself because I want others to find books they’ll enjoy, I want them to think about what they’re reading and this community more with discussion posts, I want to give books to others. I love this community and blogging is one of the ways I try to give back by providing interesting content.
So here’s what’s happening for these next couple months.
By that, I mean that I’m looking for feedback, input on this space. I want to post stuff that y’all actually enjoy. And if, at the end of next year, I don’t feel like this blog has gone anywhere, I will be leaving book blogging (but I’ll still be around on social media and all that).
In terms of the blog “going somewhere,” I don’t mean followers because those are numbers and I’d rather have 10 involved readers than 100 who never interact. Quality over quantity here. What I’m getting at is contributing more to the community, writing reviews that people can enjoy and comment on, making some sort of impact, etc.
Basically I don’t want to feel as though I’m shouting into the internet void. And that’s tough. But for this potentially last year of blogging, I want to try.
So how can you help?
I’ve embedded (and linked if that doesn’t appear) a Google form below. All submissions are ANONYMOUS and all questions are OPTIONAL. I don’t want to pressure anyone to answer anything but I do appreciate any and all comments you have for me. The more feedback I can get, the better I can make this space for y’all.
Please fill out the survey below and if you get the chance, I’d love if you shared it with your bookish friends! The more info, the better!
Thank you all so much for sticking with NovelKnight so far and I hope I can make this coming year great for y’all!