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If you want to get a set readership on your blog, you're going to have to stick out in the masses. There are thousands and thousands of book blogs out there, so what makes you special?
In order to make people remember you, you will have to come up with a strategy to make your blog stand out.
A great way to do that is to add original content. But how do you come up with good post ideas?
8. Try Out New Mediums
If your blog is usually filled with long discussion posts, or memes, try out book photography. There are different types of posts and if you've exhausted every kind of subcategory in the posts you usually do, go for something new and get out of your comfort zone. If you only post reviews, write up a personal post. If you only do personal posts, start a book meme!
7. Meme Directories!
If you absolutely can't think of anything original, just use content that's already available. Start doing a meme and make sure your contributions stand out in the crowd. You don't even have to create your own meme, a good Top Ten Tuesday or Stacking the Shelves post can be just as interesting as an original one.
A good meme directory I always like to link to is the Book Blog Meme Directory on bookshelffantasies.
Don't copy, but take a look at the things your favorite bloggers do and get inspired.
5. Check Your Reading Habits
Which kind of posts do you like to read personally? Why is it that you clicked on a certain post instead of another? Think about the types of posts you enjoy and fill your blog with similar content.
4. Get Inspired by Recent Events
Everybody loves a good pop culture reference. Take a look at what genres or books are popular right now, or what fandoms you're particularly familiar with and interested in. Maybe even launch your own meme!
3. Check Your Success Rate
Which posts were successful? There surely are some posts that have a considerably higher amount of views than others. Try to stick with similar content. What comes to your mind when you think of that topic?
When in doubt, settle for discussions. What makes you angry? What makes you happy? Just flat out state your opinion, preferably on a topic that people have different opinions on. You'll be surprised at how much resonance you'll get for a respectfully written controversial posts about a recent topic.
1. What's Bugging You?
Personal posts are an awesome way to connect to your readers.
If you're comfortable sharing your feelings or personal experiences with others online, you go for it and write up a nice personal post.
It's a little like an online diary and pretty therapeutic to just vent. Also people seem to really like being able to get to know you on a more personal level.