When you start a blog, you’re supposed to have your “target audience” in mind. Mine was simple: readers. But now that I’m over a year into this whole blogging thing, I’ve come to realize that it can be a bit more complicated than that.
Hands down, book bloggers are my #1 audience.
I didn’t expect it when I first started out, but book bloggers are definitely my main audience. Some bloggers know this, and they do an awesome job posting about things that other bloggers will find interesting (Molly’s Book Nook is an awesome one that comes to mind!).
Sometimes I get bummed out, though, because I can never do that. I don’t have any good blogging advice. I get it all from other bloggers! How can I compete? I can’t.
But that’s okay.
I am never going to have a great blog for other bloggers specifically. I want to be a good blog for readers (luckily, book bloggers are definitely included in that category!). I want my posts to be interesting to the average reader. Maybe you’ll find a few books you want to pick up, or maybe you’ll start engaging in bookish conversation differently than you did before, or maybe you’ll just start admiring how stinking pretty books can be (um, that’s essentially the goal of my Instagram).
So what’s my point?
I am going to start posting more about things that I think will specifically appeal to readers who are somewhat far removed book blogging world! So if that’s you, YAY! Stick around! Lots of fun bookish info will be headed your way shortly! And if you’re a book blogger, you’ll still be getting the same posts as you had before, just with a few posts here and there that may be old news to you.
The bottom line:
I LOVE MY FOLLOWERS! You guys keep me doing this every single day. I love when you comment and we have ridiculous bookish discussions. I love when you recommend books and when you read books I recommend. Don’t ever hesitate to chime in on posts, because it’s your engagement that makes this fun!