Wow, it's been a long time since I did one of these! Anyway, this week's Feature & Follow Friday (hosted by Alison at Alison Can Read and Rachel over at Parajunkee) asks bloggers this question:
"What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?"
My answer? I kind of already started over, in a way, when I completely revamped my blog. I finally thought of a name and a theme I loved, and was kind of surprised I hadn't thought of it sooner...I'm terrible like that when it comes to naming things, though. Since I'm still a relatively young blog, as far as post count goes, I felt it was safe enough to change things up without confusing anyone.
It was easier than I thought it would be to change my username and email account on all the different social media networks, so that was a convenient surprise.
Anyway, if I were to go back in time or something and start my blog knowing what I know now, I would have probably tried to do a little more research and put more thought into the setup and such - I went in thinking no one would ever read this except me and maybe a couple bored people on my Facebook friends list, so I figured I'd just put whatever and it wouldn't matter.
I'd also spend more time on some of my earlier reviews. I'm not completely happy with some of them, especially some of the sequel reviews. For me, reviewing a sequel is a little tricky, because no matter how old a book is, there will always be someone who hasn't yet read it, and I worry about inadvertently posting spoilers. So my earlier sequel reviews were very brief and not nearly as thoughtful or potentially helpful as I would like; I think I've gotten a bit better with this particular thing, but there's still definitely some room for improvement. Maybe someday I'll go back and review those ones again, but we'll see...after all, I have SO many books I haven't even had a chance to open yet!
What about you? Is there anything you'd do differently if you were to start your blog again from scratch? Leave me a comment or a link to your own FF post and let me know! And don't forget to check out the "features" in Feature & Follow, Michael at The Bookshelf Review and Mandee at Compelled By Words.
And now a shameless plug: I have a giveaway going on that will end on 18 August! In celebration of the DVD/Blu-Ray release of The Hunger Games, I am giving away a prop replica of Katniss's mockingjay pin!
In a couple of days I will be able to know if I can add to this prize the winner's choice of one of the books from the trilogy! So if getting only the pin doesn't interest you, just check back in a day or two. This giveaway is open internationally. Just click the word "giveaway" in the above paragraph, or follow the button in the sidebar. =]