Tag: discussion

How do you build a following for an event?

Posted October 9, 2016 by Lory in discussions / 12 Comments
How do you build a following for an event?

Krysta of Pages Unbound had a good point to make in a comment on my last discussion post, How do you attract more followers? I suggested participating in or creating a blog event (such as a readalong) as one possibility, and Krysta said: As for readalongs–we’ve done some of these and many events over the […]

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How do you attract more followers?

Posted September 11, 2016 by Lory in discussions / 44 Comments
How do you attract more followers?

This post was inspired by Jennifer of Holds Upon Happiness, and her Thoughts Upon One Year of Blogging. Jennifer said, I haven’t acquired hundreds and thousands of followers.  It is much harder than I thought to get people to read my ramblings. I knew I wouldn’t instantly have a huge number of followers but I […]

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Do you write reviews?

Posted January 17, 2016 by Lory in discussions / 46 Comments
Do you write reviews?

Even though I call them “reviews” for categorization purposes, I don’t think that’s really the right name for most of the posts I write on this blog. To my mind a review is an evaluative assessment of a book, generally a newly released or newly available book, created for the purpose of advising consumers in […]

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Is blogging worth it?

Posted December 6, 2015 by Lory in discussions / 36 Comments
Is blogging worth it?

As the end of my second year of blogging approaches, this question arises. Blogging uses up a small amount of money for me and a huge amount of time. Is it worth it? Should I keep going? What is its value in comparison to my other activities? What I value most about blogging is the […]

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Do you like to talk about books?

Posted October 4, 2015 by Lory in discussions / 37 Comments
Do you like to talk about books?

I’m finding a somewhat disturbing contradiction in my attitude here. While I love sharing my thoughts about books on my blog, and chatting online in comments and discussions, I’m not so enamored of talking about books in real life. When I’m reading a book and someone comes up and asks me “What’s that about?” or […]

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Does reading matter?

Posted May 5, 2015 by Lory in discussions / 19 Comments
Does reading matter?

Today, with the ongoing barrage of terrible news of every kind from far and near, I scrapped my planned discussion post to address this burning question. Why, with all the other worthy causes that could claim my time and attention, do I spend time on reading, and on writing about reading? On books that take […]

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Does spelling matter?

Posted April 7, 2015 by Lory in discussions / 43 Comments
Does spelling matter?

English spelling is a nightmare, and spell check does a miserable job of correcting it — because there are so many homophones, words that sound the same but have different meanings and different spellings. It seems as though every time I read something on the Internet, I come across homophone errors, and they are driving […]

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What makes a good book title?

Posted March 2, 2015 by Lory in discussions / 28 Comments
What makes a good book title?

Last month’s discussion topic was “Why do so many books have the same title?” Not exactly the same title, of course, but there are some titling trends that have gotten out of hand. I was glad to find that I’m not the only one who is bothered by this —  now, if only publishers would […]

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Why do so many books have the same title?

Posted February 2, 2015 by Lory in discussions / 37 Comments
Why do so many books have the same title?

All right, not exactly the same title. But there are some current titling trends that have proliferated to such an extent that many books start to sound the same to me. And I really wonder: what are the publishers and authors thinking? Don’t they have any concern that this may be a wee bit confusing […]

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