August 30, 2020
This year I’m participating in Blog Audit Challenge 2020 hosted by Jo Linsdell. The plan is to work on making our blogs even better and setting our goals for the coming months. Each month will have its own challenge to work through. Join us!
I hope that if you are reading this that you continue to be well and that your area is opening up for business and recreation with social distancing precautions. Our county is off the state’s watch list due to a decrease in COVOD-19 cases. Hoping we can stay that way! Stay safe, book buddies!
August’s Challenge Focus: Content Gap
Over the last few months, the challenges have allowed me to improve content.
We’ve looked at quality content and now August’s challenge will focus on the gap of information that might need to be filled. Do visitors find the information they expect to find when they land on your blog? Have you thought about your content gaps?
1. Analyze your current content and look for content gaps.
- I have always enjoyed looking at “Insights” and noticing under “Search Terms” how visitors have landed on my page. Many search terms already match my content: visitors are looking for summaries, reviews, and certain book titles.
- One search always draws my attention, and that is the search relating to book clubs: book club suggestions or book club questions.
- I’ve addressed one part of this search by creating a Book Club Recommendations menu tab. Visitors can find my recommendations organized loosely by genre and star ratings.
- One content gap I can work on is adding a paragraph to my review that directly addresses book clubs or offers one or more discussion topics for book clubs. I have already done that in a couple of reviews like Deal of a Lifetime for example. For the rest of the year, I want to work on including specific content for bookclubs in each of my reviews. Is this something you would find interesting?
2. Visit other blogs to see what they offer that I don’t.
I love visiting other book review blogs and subscribe to at least one hundred. I gain inspiration for format, discussion topics, and thought pieces. I keep a running list of possible future blog posts. Whenever I am inspired by a post, I always give that blogger credit for the idea and put my own spin on it. I’m honored to inspire others, too!
I realize that I may not review all the genres that you are looking for. I can’t review what I don’t read and I tend to prefer certain genres and avoid others. I hope that if you are a frequent visitor or follower that you have found that our tastes are fairly congruent.
TL;DR: Content is KING and my mission is to work on any content gaps and provide you with substantial and quality content to the best of my ability!
September’s Challenge will focus on Developing Readership.
I hope you are enjoying this Blog Challenge Series and find it helpful!
Have you thought about content gaps? Have you identified any content gaps?
Is there content you would like to see included on my blog that you can’t find currently?
Have you seen my recent collaborative post?
Summer’s ONE “Must-Read” Book 2020
Bloggers might be interested in my recent experience with the WordPress Block Editor:
A Week in the Life of the Block Editor and Me.
Find all the Challenges posts:
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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