I’m joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop again this week, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…
Do you encourage other reading friends to start a blog or at least put their thoughts/reviews on public reading sites such as Goodreads, Amazon, etc?
My answer is yes I do but not many of them take me up on it. I have one friend who blogs, but not on books, and friends who follow my blog but say they don’t have the time, interest, and/or inclination to do the same themselves. I understand – it isn’t for everyone and blogging does take commitment, even for those of us who blog somewhat sporadically. Still, I do tell everyone how much I enjoy it so one day you never know.
I can’t say I’m as enthusiastic about recommending reviewing on sites such as goodreads but that’s because I don’t use them much myself. I do post reviews, but it’s not regularly. Instead, I do it in bursts then forget about it until the next time I get an email telling me I’ve been reading the same book on goodreads for a month! I don’t feel I can promote something I don’t use as I can’t say if it’s good or not or what the benefits are. Maybe if other friends used it the way they use facebook etc I might but for now they don’t so I don’t either.
What about you, do you encourage people? And what do you encourage them to use?