Monday, July 12, 2010

Ask the Readers

A bunch of writers over on the Kindleboards discussed the possibility of arranging guest posts and blog tours among ourselves today. Sounds like a good idea, but I realize I don't necessarily know what my readers want to see.

The purpose of this blog, for me, is to keep me honest. I must post every day and report progress, and if I post interesting things along the way for my readers, well, that's cool.

But I have no idea who my readers ARE.

With my blogger followers, I can at least look and see what else they follow, but with my rss subscribers, I haven't a clue. A quick glance at my comments and rss analytics tells me that I get equal response to progress posts, and opinion posts, and analytical posts about writing issues.

So here it is:

What attracted you to this blog? What kinds of posts do you like? What would you like to see more of? Is there anything you don't see here that you might like to see a guest blogger bring to the table? Or instead of a guest blogger would you like to see interviews?

And for that matter, who are you? Are you a writer or a reader, and what kind of books do you like?


Anonymous said...

Camille - I like it very much that you're asking readers what we think. I really enjoy your posts about the writing you're doing. I like knowing what your thoughts are about different kinds of characters, and how that plays into what you're writing.

I enjoy guest bloggers, because I like to get other views, and it's nice to learn about other blogs. And, speaking as an author who's trying to sell books, I like the chance to talk about my writing and my books on other blogs. So I'd be interested in reading guest blogs if you chose to have them.

Hart Johnson said...

I think I'd seen you making intelligent comments on some blogs I follow.. you see a name a couple times, you look and see, and it was a writers blog... and I'm a writer... so here I am...

The Daring Novelist said...

Thanks for responding. My readers are not real big on responding, but I can tell by the analytics that they're READING, which I suppose is the important thing.