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The number of views behind the reviews. #BookBlogger #BookBloggers #Blogger #Bloggers #BookBlog

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When you’re bloggin’ for yourself,
And no-one is reading,
You write words for yourself,
You read your posts alone,
(Alone).

Why yes, before you ask I did start the post off by parodying the lyrics from the classic tune Estranged by Guns N’ Roses.πŸ”«πŸŒΉ

I often feel like nobody reads my reviews and that I am talking to myself only with the added effort of trying to find the words that make-up and form a review. I try not to look at the stats for my blog very often but if I’ve written a review that I’m pleased with and one that I think is good. Then, yeah, I’ll admit it, I’ll hold my hands up and I often find myself glancing at the stats to see how it’s doing. Inevitably, it won’t be doing as well as I had hoped which then leads down the road to ruin, the crumbling walls of questioning the quality of what I’ve written and the well of self-doubt.

Post views are something that most bloggers are very secretive about. Yes, some genuinely don’t care about them while others will look at them daily and analyse them. I often think that most other blogs have massively high post views compared to my own little blog and I don’t think that I’m alone in thinking that way either. We shouldn’t compare ourselves to others but I think that many of us believe that most (if not all) other blogs get far better views than our own and it can be disheartening feeling that way. The above isn’t going on any knowledge that I have, there’s no scientific research into it, it is a personal musing and it is only my own view of my own blog. Honestly, I am probably my own worst enemy where my blog is concerned.

I was thinking about the number of views that my reviews receive and I decided to run a poll on Twitter asking what number of page views do you usually get for a book review. I got what I think is a good turnout for voting and I received 338Β votes (my thanks to all those who voted) in the poll. I will say that the poll was for reviews only and not other types of posts as generally speaking, at least, in my experience other types of posts like discussion posts do far better than book reviews and I wanted to focus solely on reviews.Β 

You can only have four poll options, ideally, there’d have been more choice but it is what it is and that falls on Twitter, not me.

The options I gave in the poll were between 1 100 views, between 100 500 views, between 500 1000 views and 1000 + views.

Now, obviously, there is a huge disparity between the numbers, say, someone who gets 120 views and someone else who gets 480 views is in the same category on the poll. Likewise, someone who gets 520 and someone else who gets 980 is in the same category too but! As I said, that is the fault of Twitter only allowing four voting options and I wanted to get theΒ 1000 + category included in there as I often think that other bloggers get in the 1000’s of views for their reviews and I wanted to see if that was true or not.

The resultsΒ from the poll are below:

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  • 1 100 views = 78%
  • 100 500 views = 18%
  • 500 1000 views = 3%
  • 1000 + views = 1%Β 

So, you can see from the results that the lion’s share of bloggers receives between 1 100 views for their reviews with a massive majority of 78% voting in that category! Next up is the 100 500 views category with 18% and then we are into the very small percentages with 3% getting between 500 1000 views and only 1% saying that they get 1000 + views for their reviews.

I have to say that I am surprised by the results and I found them to be very eye-opening as I expected that the between 500 1000 views and the 1000 + views categories would both be far higher and that one of them would win the poll NOT the lowest numbered category which won by a landslide!

The poll is only a small snapshot of book blogs and there will be anomalies. You might get a review that absolutely tanks, drops out of the sky like a lead balloon and then, you might get another review that flies, like a rocket and it shoots to the sky.

The amount of views for a review is also in no way indicative of the quality of the blog, the blogger or the review either and there are many factors that you have to take into consideration too. Things like the genre of the book, the review rating, the book itself and whether it is hyped or not, whether the book is by a popular author or an unknown author, whether the author and publisher retweets and shares the review, how long you have been blogging for and the size of your following, how involved in the community you are and how many retweets and shares you get from other bloggers. So, yeah, as you can see there are lots of mitigating factors and variables that can all have an effect on how well a review actually does.Β 

There are many blogs out there who do have a far higher number of views (not including the huge blogs and websites because they absolutely kill it for views and for everything else too) than us, some that make out that they do (gotta be better hey folks) and some that will have a lower number of views too. However, the poll shows that out of all the blogs who voted most have near enough the same number of views (between 1 100 views with a massive majority of 78%) as each other.

In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter what the number of views you receive for a review is. I will say though that it is nice to know that you’re not talking to yourself, that somebody is reading and that somebody cares about your opinion on a book.

The point of this post, I don’t really know other than I often think that my stats are terrible and as I said, it can be disheartening to think that way. This poll shows that most of us all get around the same number of views and maybe next time we think that our blog isn’t very good, that our stats are dreadful and that we suck at blogging, well, perhaps, we will realise that we don’t. πŸ™‚

121 thoughts on “The number of views behind the reviews. #BookBlogger #BookBloggers #Blogger #Bloggers #BookBlog

  1. That’s interesting. I had ZERO idea how many views a review post gets. I do blog, but I guess it’s more a) to hold myself accountable because I make my writing goals/progress public on my blog, and b) it’s fun.

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  2. I’m not surprised at all that the numbers are that low. Reading is (sadly) a niche activity. And with effectively an infinite number of books available to read, the number of people who will have read or even who will be interested in reading the average book is very, very small.

    Book reviews don’t usually get the same initial numbers as rants, but my experience is that they often have more staying power. As long as people are interested in reading a book they will be interested in reading reviews for it. A big chunk of my views these days come off of searches, and a lot of those people are searching for reviews of a book. So I think that writing a lot of reviews has been great for my blog overall.

    That, and reviews are the main reason my blog exists. So it makes sense to write them regardless of how they do relative to other posts.

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    1. All very true. I was very surprised though, perhaps down to my own perception of my blog and the views I get and thinking that others get far more. I definitely agree though, reviews have staying powrr and rants after the initial spike soon peter out and get no views. I guess that the book will always be there and people will always be searching for reviews whereas after the issues for the rant have been forgotten, the rant is then forgotten too.

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  3. Great post! Thank you for reminding us not to compare and just do our thing. We’re not alone πŸ™‚

    I’m in the winning team, hell yeah! I look at the stats every day, but not so much at the views but the number of visitors and let me tell you THAT’S disheartening. I try to console myself that I’m still new, and rubbish as SEO as well as keeping up with social media lol

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  4. yeah I’ve found my reviews don’t get as many views as book tags and stuff do? but I’ve been building my blog and my numbers are getting better but I will never not write reviews – even if they didn’t get any views. That is one of my favorite things to do and i’ll keep sharing!

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  5. This is a great post and an eye-opening one as well. Honestly, I love when I get a ton of reviews on a post but I would do this even if nobody read my stuff. Writing a review in blog-post form is a way that I can formalize what I feel about a book and that’s important to me. It helps me organize my thoughts if I can type them out and that alone would make it worth it to do what I do. That being said, getting the views makes it even more rewarding and my face does light up a little when I see that view ticker start to climb. Thanks for the poll and the post Drew!

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    1. Thanks.πŸ˜€πŸ“š

      It was definitely eye-opening, I was honestly surprised by the poll outcome and well, I doubt my blog, others doubt there’s too and think that others get sky high views and if one person sees the post and realises that they aren’t a poor blogger then it was worth the poll and the post.πŸ˜€

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  6. Thank you for this post! This was a great read, and I can tell you I always wondered the same. Is it just me getting little views? But seeing that poll, I now know I am not alone. And yes, I write mostly for myself/friends and family, but still it is so nice when you see others read the review as well.

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  7. Thank you for this! I have just over 1000 followers on my blog and I’m lucky if I get 50 likes on my reviews….. πŸ˜‚. I try not to look at my stats too but some days I look. Most of the time I can handle the low numbers but other days it really bothers me. Okay no more looking and I’m just going to carry on and know I’m not alone in getting less than 100!πŸ˜€

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    1. I have over 3,000 followers and often don’t reach 50 likes!πŸ˜’πŸ˜‚ It’s a weird one likes, I saw a blogger the other day that gets 300+ likes on posts. They have 5,000 followers but I never see them comment, etc and then I know a YA blogger who has 6,000 followers and is very prominent in commenting, etc who only gets 100 likes. Blogging is a funny old game.πŸ˜‚

      Yeah, I’m the same, it often doesn’t bother me and then on other days it really gets me down.

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  8. Drew ye crack me up because to me ye be a person who gets tons of likes and views in me mind. On a very good day I get about 15-20 likes from me 830ish followers. Hell I think that a good day is when I get one like. I don’t do memes and tags so I know that be part of it. But I don’t check every day or even every week to see what the stats are. I only check when I periodically update me NetGalley account. Not that I have done that in about a month and a half. I don’t hide me stats because that just seems silly but I don’t brag about them either. If someone asks then I will share. I enjoy these posts of yers that break down the silly blogging myths and “rules.” Keep up the good work. Arrr!
    x The Captain

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  9. I try to ignore my stats TBH πŸ˜‚ They stress me out and I don’t want to obsess over them. As long as I get to talk about books with people and I get some likes and some shares and a new follower every once in a while, I’m happy, most of the time πŸ˜‰ But I do always feel like other bloggers have thousands of views so I’m very happy you did this little poll and that I now know that so many of us feel the same.

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    1. I’m the same, I try to ignore them and then fail. I’m generally pretty good but fall when I think I’ve written a quality review and hope it’ll do well and then I check.πŸ˜‚ Otherwise I just plod on and do me. It is heartening though to see that many of us have similar stats.

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  10. I knew my numbers were low but I figured it was because I am a small blog but boy was I wrong. I try to remember I write for me, even if nobody sees it, although I dream of being surprised by a huge increase in views and followers. My mission this year is to interact more. Thanks to this post I now know exactly which types of posts I will be more active one.

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  11. I’m not a book reviewer, except occasionally, but this is useful for all of us who sometimes wonder why our stats are so low. Except for the odd blips that are unexplainable.

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  12. Great post! I don’t really look at stats (well maybe a small peek a few times a month!) but reviews generally get the smallest amount of views on my blog…which is quite sad…..

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  13. I’ll chip in even if I’m not strictly a bookblogger (only occasionally)…hope it’s okay…

    I try not to focus on stats because I can get a bit depressed about it especially if as you say, I’ve written something that I really worked my ass off for and I’m exited about – and then that joy sometimes deflates like a tired red ballon that won’t float!

    I know I am a new blogger, that I have neither ressources nor mental energy to blog full time or invest. So things are bound to take time.
    When I do stress about it (because I do even if I want to play it cool) I go to my latest comments where people have bothered to write the nicest and most heartwarming things for me.

    And then I fuel up my energy from there.

    Love that you went geeky about your thoughts and made a poll. I wouldn’t have guessed the result either. Lost my jaw there!

    Linda

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    1. This is all time post views, right? I never even bothered looking at them for my own posts xD but I got curious after your poll and looked just now. Turns out I have a few anomalies xD my first really shitty review has 1300 views, what the royal fuck (like who wants their first review to be the king of views??? D: ). I remember really hating the fact that that post had an abnormally huge SEO score for no reason at all. Then there’s also a review of a book I felt totally meh about, but it also ranks really well and has over 800 views, and I’m also pissed off because that’s so unrepresentative of my blog xD xD those are the anomalies though. Most reviews I write now fall somewhere in between 50-200. I expected that to be 100, so I guess it’s actually better than I thought. And for some reason I’m not surprised at those poll results! I guess it might be because I have a newbie group and I am aware that the majority of the community is made up of people who have blogged for a year or less, and their stats don’t tend to be in the crazy numbers. There are sadly not that many bloggers who stick around for longer than 2 years 😦 (I’m so bummed about that because a lot of people I loved left…super sad.) And even a lot of us who last past those two years just stop growing in terms of stats at some point (like me xD). It’s sad how we book bloggers always think everyone else is doing better! There are so few bloggers who have their stats in the thousands, and those people usually spend a lot of time on their blogs (or read really trendy books, plus have good SEO… That means A LOT, especially considering those numbers I mentioned earlier in this comment).
      Someone posted a very extensive poll like a half a year ago about all sorts of stats, I wish I had a link to share – but I don’t have it anymore! Those were also some really eye opening stats. And also showed the difference between the bloggers’ realities and expectations – everyone expected the kind of results you said you expected too – both in terms of views and followers. But the norm is a lot more humble than we expect. We just gotta start thinking of ourselves better πŸ˜€

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      1. Whoops, sorry if I replied to someone’s comment xD I just wanted to comment independently – but it can get awkward on the phone when there are 50 comments to scroll through (seriously, Drew, 50 comments and you don’t think you’re a big blogger?? XD xD)

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      2. Yeah, well, just what the average views for reviews are in the stats.

        I agree, I’ve been blogging for three years now and I’ve seen many fantastic bloggers come and go in that time.😒

        It’s not just newer bloggers with the low views though, from the poll it’s most of us.

        I have no idea about SEO.πŸ˜‚

        Pages Unbound have an extensive poll, it could be their poll that you are thinking of?

        That’s very true, we gotta start thinking better of ourselves. Sadly, that can be very hard to do.

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  14. Thank goodness I’m not alone. I get <100 views on good day max 90 and get 20 likes on post day that raise to around 40 in following days. It's not much but I enjoy writing reviews. I don't know what else I will do as I don't get ideas for discussion post. Great post!

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  15. Blog follower stats are hard to compare.I was once told that the number of followers on some wordpress accounts can include all followers across all of that blogger’s social media accounts. Some people link them directly to their blog for easy sharing purposes. (So if they have a large insta/facebook/twitter following numbers, it shows as a large follower number on wordpress.) I don’t know how other blogging platforms counts their stats.

    As for follower numbers not linking to those likes, I do find that sometimes I’ll follow a new blogger and unless I go into my list of blogs behind the scenes and edit each setting, then I don’t get notified in my e-mails about new posts, thus I miss them. Maybe others have found this too?

    I also agree that a book review post only appeals to a small number of followers or viewers on social media. A reader has to like the genre, or perhaps know the author or find something appealing about the review.

    Where as a book tag, or discussion post has the potential for a wider market appeal. However I agree with H.P above, that a book review can get late reviews where some other post subjects become instant hits but have little staying power.

    I think it is all down to finding a blog post balance that works for you.

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    1. I’ve found that with blogs too. Some I get emails for automatically, others I don’t unless I go and do it myself.

      Yeah, that’s true. I have my SM linked directly to my blog and so it shows a higher number of followers as it is the total for those accounts and for WP followers too.

      I think, if you use the WP app and view blogs on there then it just shows the number of WP followers.

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  16. This is fascinating! I never would have imagined so many others having less than 100 views on their reviews as well… It definitely makes me feel less bad about my stats haha.

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  17. I always think of you as one of the big book bloggers, Drew! Don’t sell yourself short.

    Since I am exclusively reviewing books on my blog & not posting much else, I often feel like my blog doesn’t grow as fast as it could if I posted more often. Blogging seems to be such a fickle thing!

    Honestly, the main reason I even have a blog is to keep all my reviews more organized. To be able to word vomit ALL OF THE THINGS. Otherwise, I am much more active on Instagram, where I do mini reviews & comment on books (as well as share my blog posts!) Blogging can definitely be disheartening, so I try not to focus too much on stats.

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    1. Ha, truer words have never been written! Blogging seems to be such a fickle thing, bang on!πŸ‘πŸ“š

      Lol one of the big book bloggers, yeah…..no. I’m ignored by many, read a variety of genres and whispers quietly I’m also far too opinionated and weird to ever be a big book blogger.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  18. I see this with book blogger stats all the time. People think their blogs are unusually low…when often they’re similar to everyone else’s. There are some outlier book bloggers who have tons and tons of views, but it’s by no means the norm. Most of us have fairly small audiences (which is ok!).

    And I commented this on the original poll, but my reviews do get more views if they’re for more popular books. But still under 100. A good discussion post will get 100 views the day it’s posted, but generally not much more!

    And my takeaway from the comments on your Twitter poll was that some people with higher views were getting them from tweeting reviews and tagging the authors/publishers and hoping for retweets. I admit that’s something I rarely do because I don’t tag unless the review is really, really positive. I feel bad even if it’s like four stars but the review itself has some criticism. I don’t necessarily want to tag the author on it then.

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    1. I often tag authors and publishers in my reviews, only if they are positive of course. I don’t often see much increase in the amount of views when they share and retweet them. Possibly something like 10 – 30 more views but nothing that could be classed as the review flying and getting crazy stats.

      It is OK that we have small audiences.πŸ‘ I wasn’t implying in the post that it wasn’t. If it seemed that way, it wasn’t intended.

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      1. Oh, no I didn’t think you were saying anything against small audiences! I just think that’s sometimes surprising to book bloggers, I guess. Maybe before people start, they think about the big audiences of food and travel blogs and think book blogging is similar, but it’s not.

        The couple times I’ve gotten retweeted by authors, I had a similar experience of not really getting more views, but apparently other people are having better luck!

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      2. Ha, they are! Maybe one day it’ll happen.πŸ‘ I guess it depends on what they class as extra views, I’ve probably had extra views when authors have retweeted but only a small amount and I wouldn’t know if they were because of the author or not. Now, if an author retweets a review and suddenly the views rocket up by hundreds then, yeah, that’s due to the author, not happened to me yet though.πŸ˜‚

        Ah, I have no clue food and travel blogs, my views on my own blog views are down to my own perception of my blog and thinking that the views are lower than others, etc, does that make sense? I think the post showed, in the comments that a few feel that way too about their views just brc it’s how they see their blog.

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  19. I usually get around 30 views per post, depending on what it is and what it links to (and what is linked to it). If you run the survey again, I’d be interested in seeing the breakdown of 1-50 views and 51-100 views. πŸ’•

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  20. This is great! I think a lot of people tend to think others are better off. Strange.
    I had a quick look on my stats, and it seems i get approx same views on every post.
    But then again, I’ve never written a discussion 🀣

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      1. Prolly a human thing… had similar thing happen to me at work when i had a discussion with my boss and he asked what i think i contribute to the team and i said “nothing”. And then he says “why, what do you think the others are doing here?” And i said “well, i have no clue what they are doing, but i’m sure as hell what i’m doing isn’t something special”. It was interesting and i felt really useless, even tho he told me i was wrong.

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  21. Ooh I needed this post right now! I have to admit I’m definitely guilty of keeping an eye on my stats and then feel like I’m talking to myself. I also quite often find myself reviewing books by relatively unknown authors that no one has heard of and I wonder if anyone even cares. But reading this reminds me that I didn’t start blogging for views, I did it because I loved it. Thanks for bringing it back to the passion, not the views! (And nice to know I’m not alone feeling like this!)

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  22. Drew – thank you for this post, it’s quite the eyeopener.
    I often feel that no one is reading my reviews. I hope it’s not true, but it really does feel that way at times. I voted in your poll quite early on – in the first 50 votes anyway – and kept checking back to see how the result would turn out. I was surprised – I thought that most people would have loads of views, and I have to admit that, from a purely selfish perspective, I was comforted to find myself with the majority.

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  23. This was an interesting post. I tend not to dwell on stats any more because you’re right about some reviews just being ignored and some being widely celebrated. It’s all time and place I think. In my blogging experience it is all about reciprocation. When used to blog for 6 hours + a day, sharing,
    commenting and social media) I would get 150+ likes for my reviews etc but I burnt out quickly. Now I habe chilled, I am much happier not knowing and actually getting more reading done πŸ˜‚.

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    1. I don’t dwell on them much, a glance here or there or, if I think something that I’ve written is really good or it has got loads of retweets and shares to see how it’s doing. Always wish after I hadn’t both though.πŸ˜‚

      Yeah, reciprocation has a large role to play, I agree with you there. Not sure it should at times though, the whole, I only visited your blog because you visited mine mindset that many have. I get it but it seems many are like that when you should just visit blogs because you want to. It does suck when you like, share, etc though and there is never any reciprocating by the other blogger.

      Ha, more reading getting done is far better than more blogging.πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ“šπŸ˜ƒ

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  24. This is oddly comforting to read. I already feel my reviews are doing really well when they have above 100 views. And get the champagne, I have *one* with 300. It really depends if the book is hyped, or if it’s part of a tour. “What If It’s Us?” which was hyped got so much more clicks than a tiny niche books which got a far better review …

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  25. Thanks, this was helpful to me as a brand new book blogger. I kind of have no idea what is a good number of views for a post and right now my numbers are super low because I’m still learning how to network and get my blog out there. I also think book blogs are probably not where it is at in terms of views sadly. I’m glad to be part of this community though and meet others who are as passionate about reading!

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  26. I don’t much care about views per post, for me it’s all about the comments. If I hear about other readers’ bookfeels or get a new book recc, then I’m very happy to have written the post!

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  27. Quick question regarding the survey. Are you asking for the number of views on the day the review is posted? After a week? All time views? Just curious. I’m going to assume you meant the day of posting the review.

    Book reviews have always been the most under viewed posts when I’ve talked to fellow book bloggers. I attribute this to the fact that *MOST* people reading book blogs are those within the bookish community – they run their own blog, youtube channel, instagram, etc. When you’ve got your own book reviews to write, you really don’t have much time to read a bunch of book reviews yourself… Also, it seems that popular or hyped books are the book reviews that perform the best.
    This is why I’ve started predominately writing batches of smaller book reviews in groups of 4. I find that these posts do much better, because it is more likely that someone will be interested in at least one of the books in a review batch.

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  28. I used to feel guilty for taking part in blog tours or being approved on Netgalley because my views have always been low. I’d think of all the epic bloggers who blog every single day, do the memes AND review for publishers and then I remembered a blogger saying she could have hundreds of views and no sales and maybe somewhere else only ten people look at a post and half buy the book! Excellent post and thanks, it does help

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  29. A very enlightening post, thanks!
    I check my blog stats every day since I try to increase my audience and it’s really frustating to see that I don’t have the active members I so fervently wish to. I guess starting a blog from scratch, let alone a book review post.
    Also, what I find quite interesting is the fact that many people have managed to gather audience without paying too much attention to the design or the content. I guess they were lucky or had the connections to pull this off.
    In any case, I’m dedicated to this attempt of mine and I will struggle until I reach the audience and the content I want. I also update my goodreads account a lot which is very important when it comes to book blogging.

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  30. I understand how you feel. However, you rightly pointed out that the number of views a blog has is not an indicator of the quality of its contents because there are so many similar platforms out there.

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  31. One of the tough things about book reviews that many people forget to think about is also how very specific book reviews are. They start out only catering to a certain number of viewers because of the content. Unless you reserve reviews for only hyped and popular books, you are really extending quite the olive branch out into the community. I know personally that if someone reviews a book that I really want to read but haven’t gotten to yet, I will “like” the post but won’t view it (so I don’t spoil myself). Some people will read numerous reviews before diving into a book they want to read. Either way, there are WAY too many books out there for us as reviewers to be able to appeal to every one of our follower’s specific reading habits.
    Once I taught myself that reviews inherently will have less views and likes than other posts for this reason, I felt better about what I was posting. More confident in my reviewing prowess. I mean truthfully, I started this blog as a place for me to write down thoughts about books I’ve read, for my own reference. I never believed anyone else would read my reviews!
    All in all, I feel like individual books are much too hard to cater to a large quantity of viewers. Maybe if you group your reviews into genres or something like that you might reach a few more people? But there are simply just too many books out there. People are reading all kinds of things so there is no way to guarantee that you will reach the right person at the right time.

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  32. All your posts are excellent – interesting, entertaining and attention-grabbing, like your post on The Institute. I enjoy your posts a lot more than other blogs I’ve followed. So even though I might not check out your posts at the moment you publish (sorry, I get kind of hermitish and introvert in my bat cave so I loop out of the world often) but I always try to catch up with all your posts. Keep up the great work, Drew, you’re very much appreciated.

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      1. Totally Batcave for the win! πŸ˜‰ Funny you should ask abt The Passage becoz I just got the last episode today. I hadn’t realized last week was the two-hour finale. I’m gonna watch it this evening. πŸ‘

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      2. I just finished. I guess it was ok? Hmm, there are a few things that feel off to me. First of all, Babcock is supposed to be one of the vicious ones but she’s the most human. It feels like a plot hole. Second, Amy’s transformation was just too damn soon. Third, the books hit me harder. The TV show has less of an impact with the last episodes. Still, it’s good enough. I wonder who will play Peter.

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      3. Yeah, the book definitely has more impact. I still thought it was decent though and the series was enjoyable. I didn’t mind Amy changing, Babcock is weird though, they’ve changed the character for the show, like they have with others but as you say, Babcock is one of the most viscous ones, the worst apart from Fanning and yet in the show she’s being very tame, baffling.

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  33. I always feel like the odd one out in this type of conversation, because my reviews are always more popular than a lot of my other posts. They certainly get a higher average number of views (usually 300+, in my v. unscientific mental calculations,) and it just makes me wish I could write them faster! (My review backlog is scary, and very possibly planning my demise.)

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    1. I wish my reviews did that well! Give me a topic to rant about or a post like this and away I go but often with reviews I stare blankly at the screen and can’t find the words.πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ I feel your pain over the review backlog, I think if I ignore mine it might go away.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  34. Interesting results to the poll… like many others, I feel a bit better now about the aul blog and reviews! haha…my views are definitely very up and down and I don’t blame people because I am very absent, lately, a lot! heh.. so when I do get a good take-up on the reviw with views and comments it warms my heart even more, knowing that even if I appear like a rare moon, people still want to take a look at what I have to say πŸ™‚ I think I average at about 50-60 views or so… and I rarely go over the 100 views… πŸ™‚

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    1. Interesting and for me, eye-opening too. I’m not sure if it’s my view on my own blog and that I think my stats are terrible, other bloggers who make out that they have amazing stats or a combination of both. It’s probably a combination of both actually.πŸ˜‚ But I was surprised by the poll results as I expected far higher in the higher ranges of the poll results and not an unanimous win for the lowest one. Shows that many book bloggers are all in the same boat with stats which makes me feel better. I think from the comments that it made others feel better too as many doubt themselves and their stats. Now, if those 4% from the results could just tell us their secret.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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