Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Bazillion Thank-You's to These Supportive Bloggers!

Thank you so much for those who answered my so-called 'survey'! It really meant a lot to me when I saw those comments! And for that, I'd like to thank these very awesome and totally supportive bloggers who took the time to reply to my call for help/advice:

Sophie from So Many Books, So Little Time - I could always count on you to help me! Thanks!
Lexi from Poisoned Rationality - I could tell that you put in a lot of thought into your comment! For that, I am so grateful!
Book Chic from Book Chic-In My Mailbox and More - Your advice was probably the most helpful! Thank you for that!
Hagelrat from Young and Un:Bound - Thank you for your compliments! I'm glad you like my reviews!
Casey from A Passion For Books - Thanks so much for taking the time to do this! You're advice was also useful!
Lindsay from Just Another Book Addict - Thanks to my awesome fellow newbie blogger! Newbies(ish) rocks!
Shalonda from Shalonda's Blog - Shalonda is one of the bloggers that I really look up to :-) Thanks for helping me Shalonda!
The Book Vixen from The Book Vixen - Thank you Book Vixen! You're advice was extremely thoughtful!


That's it! Thanks again peeps! And now, I've decided what I'm going to do with my reviews. Here are the questions from the survey. This is how I'm going to run my blog from now on; thanks for the help you guys!

1. Should my reviews be in first person or third person? With 'I's or 'the reader's?
I'm going to alternate between these two, but I'm going to do mostly third person reviews with my opinion in 'The Bottom Line'. Thanks to BookChic for this idea!

2. Should I include a short summary at the beginning of each review?
Everyone or almost everyone said I should do a short summary, so I will keep doing it! Kudos to you guys who helped!

3. What do you guys think I need to improve on, on my reviews?
Okay...most bloggers said to take out the 'Report Card' portion, but it's one of my favorites, so I'm keeping it...sorry you guys! But, Lexie said to put a link to the book I'm reviewing. I think that this is an awesome idea. Thanks Lexie!!!

4. What would you rate my current reviews? Be honest! It's okay if you rate them badly; all you need to do is justify why it is...
Read the comments here if you want to see what they are.

5. How many reviews should I try to aim for, each week?
A few people said: as many as I feel comfortable. I totally agree with this! But it may depend on the week. I'm a freshman in high school and I'm really busy most of the time. I try to post at least 1-3 book reviews per week. I'll do my best :-)

MERCI again for those who replied! For those who didn't, you still can over here!
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A Passion For Books September 12, 2009 at 10:25 PM  

Awww...Thanks for the thank you.

You shouldn't take out the Report Card, especially when that's what you like because these are Your reviews. So you have to do what you like. And if readers don't want to read it then they can skim it or just skip it altogether. I, for one, do look at it (if I'm not short on time, then I just see what the total was).

Shalonda September 13, 2009 at 6:08 AM  

You are so very welcome!

You're doing such a great job with your blog. I totally agree with Casey. I am glad you're keeping the Report Card. It's one of my favorite parts of your reviews. I think it's important to have a rating system, and your grades are very effective.

Anonymous,  September 14, 2009 at 7:50 AM  

You're welcome :)

I'm new to the book-blogging world so I liked seeing other peep's suggestions too.

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