Jul 15, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 8

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge | Good Books And Good Wine
Day 8 of Good Books and Good Wine's 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge.

Q: Quick! Write 15 bullet points of things that appeal to you on blogs!

  • Design- The look is everything for me. I don't like it messy but not too simple either. I haven't perfected mine but I like what I have so far. What do you think?
  • Memes and extras- I don't always read the reviews, but I'm always reading the WoW, Top Ten Tuesdays, and other stuff. I have an addiction to Cuddlebuggery's Buzz Worthy News.
  • Type of books they read-yup obviously. I like a bit of everything. If you read stuff that I like to read I will probably follow your blog.
  • Just book reviews?- I love blogs that have more than just books. I've been thinking about writing movie and music reviews. Tell me what you think!
  • GIFs-I LOVE these things!! I don't like tumblr (I'm sorry! Please don't throw things at me :/ ) so I like looking at them on blogs and goodreads. I try to use them but I can't make them and I hate looking for them.
  • A search bar- I need a search bar or else I will be made at you when I remember a book I liked that I saw on your blog. Oh wait, it's going to take me forever to find it because you don't have a search bar. Thanks!
  • Indie books- I love indie books. My favorite is Fall of Angels trilogy by Keary Taylor. 
  • Personal posts- I love knowing about others lives. What other things they do in their free time? What TV shows do they like? (Do you want a post on what I watch?)
  • Updates frequently- I stalk blogs if I like them, so please post everyday. I try to but I'm still in high school so it's hard. I think I'm doing good so far this summer. :D
  • Reviews-Funny reviews or ones that shows personality is awesome and make it so much more fun for a person to review. Am I doing okay with this? I'm not sure.
  • Tips- I honestly thank the bloggers that put up tutorials and handed out tricks to us newbies. Those have helped me so much but my blog button keeps glitching on me...:(
  • Respond back- Bloggers that respond to your comments are AWESOME! I try to when I have something to say, which is a lot of the time. I try to get back within the week.
  • No music- I will never go back to a blog with music. I listen to my own-last's it.
  • Tags- I LOVE tags! There aren't a lot of tags in the blogger community but the booktube community has a bunch.
  • Easy to follow- Wordpress blogs aren't that easy to follow except by email. If you don't even have that then just go fix that then try to get my attention!
What about blogs appeal to you?


  1. I really enjoyed reading your list, I love your blogs design, it goes to show you don't have to spend heaps of $$$ to get a nice looking blog. I actually used Loulou's for YA Blogosphere I really love the minimalistic, clean but cute and attractive design.

    I really enjoy your non-cluttered sidebars, I'd probably just have one comment regarding design, maybe move your "Powered by" to the bottom/footer area.

    I also love your Blog Tours and how it scrolls up, do you have the HTML code for that?

    Day 8 Book Blogger Challenge

    1. Thanks, I might be changing it to only one sidebar soon, but I have to think about it. Loulou's is cute and cheap! I love it there!

      I've tried to get that "Powered by" down at the bottom but its not working. I might have to tweak the HTML.

      For the blog button scroll I used this link : http://jenieshell.blogspot.com/2009/04/scrolling-blog-buttons.html

      Hope it helps, and thanks for the critque! :)

  2. i like a little bit of variety, too. i have done some movie reviews on my blog. i would love to do more but they do take a lot of time (just like regular reviews) but i do post trailers and other things from time to time just because those interest me. and i love an easy to find search button. seriously, i need to be able to find it quickly. great list!

    1. Thanks! I did a summer blockbuster movies that I am excited for list. I haven't gotten any movie reviews up yet but I definitely want to add more stuff like that.

      Thanks for coming! :)