Well, the blog turned a year old in January and I'm wanting to do some tweaking here and there to make things more user friendly and I'd like your input first.
What works for you, what doesn't, what would you like more (or less) of, is there something about the blog you love? Or that makes you grind your teeth?
Authors if you're following I'd love to hear from yall too.
So here are the questions. And feel free to add other ideas/suggestions too, these are just the ones off the top of my head. And you don't have to answer all the questions ;)
- Like em? Love em? Hate em? Wish there were more or less?
- Do you prefer print or ebooks?
- Does having books signed make a difference? It takes some work getting signed ones but if yall aren't into that I'll skip it.
- What about entries? Is Rafflecopter working for you? Or do you prefer leaving just a comment & email?
- If you're a regular follower and commenter (not just a giveaway commenter) do you enter the giveaways?
2. Book Tours:
- Do you even like these? Or do you ignore them?
- If I do them what type of posts do you prefer? Review, Author Guest Post, Interviews, Excerpts/spotlights?
3. Memes/recurring posts: We have 4 currently
- Tasty Tuesday- Anything you'd like to see? Do you like the variety? Something I could do better with explaining the recipes, etc
- Cat Thursday- Do you check out the kitteh post? Would you be interested in a follower feature where I spotlight yall's kittehs?
- Friday Finds- Are you grabbing books from these? Is there a format you'd like included in the buy links? That's mainly for international followers. I post the US ones (Amazon/B&N/Smashwords when it's available)
- TBR Knockout- Is there something that would get you interested in joining in on this one?
4. Social Media:
- Do you follow us on social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, Twitter)?
- Is there one you'd like us more active on?
- Types of things you'd like to see on those outlets?
- Are you part of our Goodreads discussion "group"?
5. For the lurkers! And yeah, I so know about yall ;) And I hope you'll help me out on this one and de-lurk for a bit...
- Is there something I can do that would encourage you to comment? You're all welcome here and I'd love to have you involved in posts and whatnot :)
6. The actual blog:
- Are there any features that are not working properly?
- How does the layout work for you?
- Anything you'd like changed/tweaked/etc?
7. Interviews/Guest Posts/Reviews/Randomness
- Are there any authors you'd like to see on the blog? Either doing guest posts, interviews, or just being reviewed?
- Any topics you'd like to see talked about?
- Are the reviews working for you? Would shorter/longer be better? With or without favorite quotes? Etc?
- Do you want any random posts? What's going on with the herd/events I'm going to/etc?
- Is there something I could do that would help yall? Tweaks I can do that would make a difference in your opinion??
Okay. That might be all for right now. If you'd like to leave feedback yall can do it in the comments or if you'd rather you can email me herdingcatsANDburningsoup@gmail.com
And really t's really okay if you've got constructive criticism. I can take it. LOL. Like I said, I'm wanting to improve the blog and I can't do that if yall don't let me know what's working or not working for you : ) Thanks in advance for all your input! ~Anna