Friday, March 30, 2012

Beep Beep! Where's the Traffic?

Where's all the traffic?

When I look around at other author blogs, it strikes me that a lot of them offer guest spots. They do interviews with other authors and have contests. But is this what draws readers to their blogs?

I'm curious. I get a decent number of views every day. Nothing massive at all, but people who will stop by and view, if not comment. But what kinds of things attract blog viewers?

Content? Freebies? Controversy?

I'm curious. I jumped into blogging when blogging was on a downswing, and I wonder if it's still there. Twitter and Facebook are all the rage. Social media that's finite and quick seems to work much better, and it spreads like weeds.

Would any of you like see guest authors on this blog? Contests? Interviews?

On a few blogs, authors interview their own characters. I've never much been a fan of that, because if I don't know the author or book, I couldn't care less about that character. Or is that just me?

Anyway, if you have an opinion, feel free to share it here or email me at marie_harte AT yahoo DOT com (insert the @ and . where appropriate.)

Happy Friday!


emmad said...

lol All of the above.

I like guest authors as gives me a look at other authors work, contests are good and so are interviews. So I'm really no help.

Marie Harte said...

Thanks, Emmad. You are a help, actually. Guest authors is nice, you're right. Hmm. Thinking of getting some of these on my blog... :)