Monday, March 25
The blog, at least for me, was a way for me to connect and discuss the books I was looking forward to, or reading at any particular time. Romance reading groups where I live are extremely hard to find, as in I've yet to find one in the many years I've been searching. I thought about stalking the romance shelves at Barnes and Noble, and wait for unsuspecting romance readers to happen across me while I am pretending to check out some books, then strike up a conversation. I would totally do that, but then I thought it might be really weird and that person could think I was some kind of dangerous freak, LOL. I mean, if someone did that to me I would completely run the other way. My library has reading groups, but not for romance :( So blog it was...at least for me.
But as I look back at some of the posts (all of which take away time from my personal reading) and their stats I find that there is very little conversation happening...it's more like a one sided discussion. Occasionally someone will comment, and when they do I get all happy ;) So I began to think that maybe it's not you, it's me. Maybe I'm not asking the right questions, or sharing what you might be interested in enough for you to let me know your thoughts. Is it the chicken or the egg?
I'm thinking maybe I need to change it up a bit, at least a few days a week. Monday's I enjoy, so that won't change. Tuesday's have become a regular review day, and since books usually come out on Tuesday's that kinda makes sense. But Wednesday, Thursday & Friday are up in the air. Many sites have started a book club, but I don't like to feel obligated to read something someone else has selected. I'm a mood reader and like to read what I want when I want so I don't want to do that to anyone else either. And really how many book clubs can you actively participate in.
Is there anything you would like to see on the blog? Or something you wish would die a quick death? Any ideas to spice it up a bit would be greatly appreciated. You can share in the comments, or if you'd feel more comfortable you can email me.
And for sticking with me through all of my lamentations, I think you deserve a new Muse ;) Enjoy!
This week at Seductive Musings:
- Tuesday: I'll be sharing ElaineReads' review of Shelly Laurenston's Wolf with Benefits, and Michele's review of The Fetish Box serial novel by Nicole Camden.
- Wednesday: Author Amber Lin will be my guest to celebrate the release of her new book, Selling Out after doing well with her previous book Giving It Up. I'll also have Michele's review of Selling Out to share with you.
- Thursday & Friday: Hmmm, I think I'll wait and see what comes up in the comments. If nothing comes up then I'll try to have a Thursday's thoughts.
Finally, I'd like to congratulate all of the authors with new releases this week, especially Musings authors Beth Kery, Christie Ridgeway, Anna Randol, Myla Jackson, & Claire Ashgrove! Congrats!!!
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