A few observations:
- There seem to be just as many blogs in the challenge this year (or more) but fewer actual comments on the posts. I noticed this even with the blogs I was visiting.
- Short posts with a consistent theme and an accompanying photo usually had the most interaction.
- Unique themes pulled me in: haunted places, fake book covers, pop culture themes.
- I enjoyed several travel themes this year featuring gorgeous photos of far-off places.
What helped my success in the challenge:
- Choose a theme. Something somewhat universal (I've done TV, authors, and now memorable characters).
- Keep the posts short but try to offer a few insights or facts.
- Pose a question at the end to engage readers.
- Pre-post! I wrote and scheduled all of my posts by April 1 (minus a few tweaks) so I could spend my blogging time in April visiting other blogs. If your posts are short and keep a similar format, this is not that difficult..
Thanks to everyone who commented or followed my posts for the month. As a thanks, I'm offering a giveaway with a few different book choices! See the Rafflecopter below. TWO winners will be chosen. Let me know in the comments which book you prefer if you enter:
Kristan Higgins: The Best Man (Contemporary Romance)
Send: Patty Blount (Contemporary Young Adult)
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