Hello readers! Comments, blog hopping, interaction with book bloggers are much discussed topics. Many book bloggers talk about why Comments are important for a book blogger or how do you feel about interacting in book blogging community or how sometimes it can be stressful, how some bloggers feel guilty for not commenting and so many different things related to comments and interactions we hear but I never read a post that says how to comment more on non-interactive blog posts.
We all agree, comments are most valued even more than views as it forms a base in connecting with book blogging community which is why we basically are here. It makes us appreciate what we do, time we spent in creating post, motivates and inspires us to keep continuing and make more quality content.
When we read how to increase interaction or comments on your book blog we often hear ‘write interactive posts’ like Book tags, Book discussion posts, recommendation lists. They are easiest to comment. But many times I have seen or heard and even felt myself at loss what to comment on review or spotlight or cover reveal posts, and many such non-interactive posts that are part of book blogging. They are what I published most in my 4 years of blogging and it made made me over the time learn how to comment more on such posts.
So obvious, I know! But many don’t even read such posts properly and feel ‘I don’t have anything to say because I haven’t read the book or familiar with, or ‘. I don’t believe that. I’m sure you can find something to write about if you have actually read the post.
Focus on highlights or aspects of the book
Even if you are skim reading the posts you can focus or highlights and aspects of book that you can comment on, like-
Theme or concept of the book- You can talk about books you have read with same theme or concept if you like to read books on that particular theme or concept.
Characters – Type of characters mentioned in post. Do you find them interesting that you might try the book or make you not to pick the same or similar kind of book. How do you find dynamic or relationships. If you can relate to them.
Negative points – Weirdly I find myself curious about those and I read them more. Even when I haven’t read a book I could see what blogger is talking about and if I agree with blogger’s point or not.
Tropes – My favourite point and I mostly comment of them, if I like it or not. Recent book I read with similar trope.
First thought at glace
This is for spotlight or cover reveal posts and even reviews. What’s the first impression the post is making. You like cover, did synopsis made you curious, what particular thing you find attractive, like mention of witches, forbidden magic, second chance, character’s journey… basically tropes or such points are easy to notice.
Answer the question
Even if you don’t have time to read posts some bloggers make it pretty easy for readers by adding question at the end of post. You can simply answer them in comments. This is something all bloggers should do, add questions at the end of the post and make it easy for readers to interact. I don’t know why it should be limited to Bookstagram!
Anything would be better than nothing
I know how everyone hates just generic comments, ‘Great post’, ‘Great review’, and so on… but I think it’s better than nothing.
Make it a habit
Basically if you make it a habit to at least comment on 2 or 3 blog a day not matter what type of post blogger has written, over the time you will feel more at ease and it will come naturally to you.
‘This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon.’
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