I am on a roll with these, huh!?
I’ve been making comments on Social Media over the past few weeks about ALL THE THINGS I want to discuss and vent about. They are good, trust me. BUT. This topic specifically, I have discussed with my closest blogger friends and want to open it up and what not and get some feed back.
It’s not controversial– no feathers should be ruffled.
There are an array of blog posts, especially lately, about what readers/bloggers LOOK for when they decide to follow a blog. Whether it be their reviews, their design, their humor, snark or whatever; there is always something we particularly look for, yes?
But what about Genre specific blogs?
See, I read A LOT of different genres. From Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance, New Adult, Fantasy to Erotica. But I have noticed that 90% of the comments, and traffic, are on Young Adult books (New Adult coming at a close second). Which is fine. That’s awesome. But lately, I have been in an ADULT mood (I am thinking my Young Adult wave has reached its peak) and I have actually blocked specific days for those more Adult novels.
I am not a YA blog. No where does it say, “A YOUNG ADULT REVIEW BLOG” (yes, it does say I primarily read/review YA & NA but that’s outdated) but I realize that most of my readers are YA readers/reviewers. They don’t particularly want to see my review of an Erotica. I get that, because I don’t necessarily want to read reviews on genres I don’t usually read either. (But I do, sometimes). You like what you like and who wants to waste their time reading a review on something they would NEVER read? No one.
I don’t want to be STUCK. I don’t want the same ol things coming from my blog, as I see on a lot of others. Nothing against that, again, you like what you like, you do you and what not. But that isn’t ME. I want to mix it up. Bring something different, new and fresh every once in a while.
So, this begs the question(s):
Should I make a new blog JUST for Adult Reviews?
*laughs hysterically* Because, I have the time for that. But I have thought about it.
Should I make it a FEATURE?
Eh, not really wanting to.. because, this isn’t a “special thing.” It’s something I am wanting to incorporate into my blog as a WHOLE.
Should I make ANOTHER Menu tap, with YA, NA and ADULT review?
This might work. But then you would have to LOOK for those reviews, under the menu. And you can do that under the “Review Archive” anyway.
Should I just make an announcement saying, “HEY! Just so you knooooooow, there will be more sexy time reviews here, mmm’kay?”
Should I make an announcement of what days to find what reviews?
Why did I even ask this?
Obviously, I don’t want to necessarily cater (HA! Yeah, that) But at the same time, I kind of want to do my own thing, without scaring others off, ya know?
That leaves us to discuss –
On those blogs that you follow, are they genre specific? Or are they a mix?
Do you prefer genre specific blogs?
Do you think Young Adult and Adult reviews could/should share the same space?
Do you run a genre specific blog?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.