The Benefits Of A Book Blog Analysis – What It Taught Me
What does your book blog say about you?
I received an email from the good people at Book Sirens, who offered me a free analysis of my book reviews. I completed a few details and allowed them access to Goodreads and within a few days, I had an interesting and useful analysis of my blog.
Why do a book blog analysis?
I read so many books, sometimes it becomes a blur of pages. Some weeks I’m devouring good book after good book and other weeks I’m treading water, words floating over the pages and I feel obligated to get a review up. It takes A LOT of time and commitment to become a book blogger. If you’re like me, you end up getting through each week without really sitting back and seeing how your blog is seen by your readers and what your niche is, and even if you have one!
What did my book blog analysis tell me?
In a nutshell, a sh*t load! For example; I’ve read over 53,000 pages and that’s just the books I’ve reviewed and added to Goodreads. No wonder my eyes are so bad!
I also learnt that 53% of the books I have reviewed have been written by female authors which pleases me greatly as I have made a conscious decision to showcase strong female writers on my blog. The stat that affected me most was about my authenticity. According to the results, the popularity of a book does not sway me or influence my experience of the book and the rating. I’m also a pretty strict reviewer, so no easy passes for authors are to be found on my blog.
What am I going to do with this information?
Use it to improve my blog starting by sharing this free tool with other book bloggers! You may think I’ve been asked to promote Book Sirens, but I haven’t been asked to endorse or received any payment. An email appeared in my inbox, and once I sussed out it wasn’t spam and received some great blog content analysis, I chose to share it with my fellow bookworms.
I have some actionable items to boost my blog and sharpen it’s content too. I have set myself a target to reach a 60% female author ratio, and to create some book list type blog posts for my favourite genres thriller, suspense and crime as this is where most of my readership lies. It’s also a handy report to show publishers and affiliates who want to collaborate with my blog.
I’m also growing in reader ranking for non-fiction so I will focus on sharing these books on the front page of my blog and popping my movie reviews in the back seat of the Duffythewriter family wagon for a bit!
Share with your book blogger comrades and let me know in the comments below any interesting stats you find out about your blog!