Sunday, May 19, 2013
Book Blogger Confessions: Adding a reviewer to your blog
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Question: Have you added or considered adding additional reviewers to your blog? Why or why not? If you have, please share how you found the right match when bringing new people to your established blog. Did you encounter any problems?
I have thought of adding another reviewer to help lighten my review load and add genre variety but I’m really picky because it has to be someone I know and trust. I’ve invested over three years building the blog and I don’t want to add someone that may bring drama or reliability issues.
I also like how the blog is mine...all mine....*cackles*... I don't really want to schedule other peoples reviews and I like the spontaneity that comes with blogging by myself. I'm a total fly by the seat of my pants kind of blogger and I rarely even have a weeks worth of posts ready.
I've had guest reviewers in the past and I loved hosting them but they all moved on. That’s the problem with the people I want. They either move on to their own blog, are giving up blogging for good, or review on Goodreads but don’t want the pressure of regular reviewing.
I am interested to hear how other bloggers went through the process if they did add reviewers. It’s scary to me to pick someone I don’t know at all but I’m sure it works out just fine since there are several great blogs that have multiple reviewers.
I’m also interested to hear from followers – if a blogger you love adds a new reviewer how do you feel about that? Do you think it changes the “voice” of the blog or adds to it?
2013 Book Blogger Confessions topics here