So what do the experts say? I am not sure. I know that I am not an expert but I can tell you what I would like to see on blogs.
1. Site Design – I hate to be a snob and I know that everyone is not an expert but site design is hugely important to me. I am constantly tinkering with my design so that it includes the things/widgets I think will interest people but also remains “clean” looking. Maybe it is just me but I tend to have a hard time with cluttered blogs.
2. While I appreciate the need to generate numbers so that bloggers can request and get ARCs, I hate when there are 200 steps in Rafflecopter before you can enter. I don’t want to follow you 400 different ways merely to artificially boost your numbers and get your giveaway, I want to follow you because you produce great reviews and interesting posts.
3. This leads to my last suggestion, great reviews and interesting posts. I know that I am lacking in both lately and I am the pot calling the kettles, etc.etc. However, post about books; ones you love, ones you hate, ones you love to hate. Post about trends and opinions and things you have gotten to do. Post about how you have not posted because you had a baby or went back to school or life just got you down. But post interesting things and I will follow you.