This second set of results focuses on the blogosphere. It includes both book bloggers and readers of book blogs.
About the Blogosphere (Blog Readers & Bloggers)
How many blogs do you subscribe to (and check regularly)?
I think I was a little bit surprised by these numbers, just because I personally have a really hard time subscribing to a ton of blogs. I think it’s because I subscribe to my favourite/regular blogs via email, but I really can’t handle getting a ton of emails every single day (on top of the ‘normal’ ones I get). I think I’d just have a hard time regularly checking over 20 blogs!
But I think it’s awesome that other people manage to subscribe to so many!
What are your favourite kinds of blog posts to read?
I think this is another interesting set of results, mostly because I don’t feel that my page view numbers reflect them. Reviews are winning, at 32%, and yet my reviews don’t get the most amount of page views; blog tips and discussions do.
As someone who comments on other blogs, what is your preferred commenting system?
For the most part, these numbers don’t surprise me. I do kind of find it interesting that people like the built-in Blogger system over Disqus.
What things annoy you about other blogs?
It’s no shock here that CAPTCHA takes the gold. But another big one is having a cluttered sidebar and a slow/laggy blog (which is usually a result of a cluttered sidebar!). So strip them down to the basics, people!
Also it’s comforting to know that not many people are bothered by a blogger who doesn’t post often enough. So don’t be afraid to take a break!
Do you enjoy reading positive or negative reviews more?
I always thought that negative reviews were more popular because it feels like they get more comments. Maybe people don’t have a preference when it comes to reading reviews, but they’re more inclined to comment on a negative one? What do you think?
What are the most important factors that make a blog worth subscribing to?
I ADORE these results! I love how they prove that people won’t subscribe to a blog just for giveaways. Hopefully these results will encourage bloggers to ease up on the giveaways and memes and just focus on great, original, high quality posts.
Agree / Disagree Section
This section consists of a series of statements that people could agree/disagree with.
You get jealous of the “big” blogs because of their success or amount of ARCs
The “big” blogs are cliquey
You avoid small/new blogs because they’re boring or unestablished
Woohoo, go new/small blogs!
You judge a blog by its design
Snarky/ranty reviews are more interesting than nice ones
Bloggers are too obsessed with ARCs
Advertisements on blogs are annoying
Do you use AdBlock on your browser?
So, interesting fact: if you sell advertisements on your blog they are not reaching about 36% of your readers!