I love WordPress and the community that surrounds the site, but sometimes it can be a bit frustrating, from unfollowing you from people you want to keep up with, to loosing posts, and not being able to like other’s posts… the site can be frustrating.
My latest confuzzelment with this site has been that my last few post haven’t been reaching the audience that they normally would. Every day I publish a post and talk about books or write some poetry or even talk about writing and I will get about 40 or so likes by the next day. However when I published my usual, it’s Wednesday, what are you reading? post it only gathered about 9 likes, to which I was thinking… did that post particularly suck or did the WordPress algorithm change or what’s going on?
Then I published yesterday a review of The Wrath and The Dawn (a book that is on the same level of popularity with And I Darken) which only gathered 12 likes when compared with my review of And I Darken only two days before which gathered about 52 likes and quite a few comments. So I am wondering, why is this the case? Is there a decline in the quality of my posts? Is their something weird going on with WordPress? Is the tagging system ineffective? Or are my readers simply not enjoying my content anymore?
It’s really unsettling to put so much work daily over so much time, for me 9 months, into something and have grown so much, I’m almost hitting 1,000 followers and to all of a sudden feel like everything is back peddling to how it was when you first started blogging. It’s also a bit disconcerting when a lot of doors that have opened because of my blogs success (like being able to receive arcs off of netgally, talking to authors, and being asked by authors to review their books) might be hurt by a spiral downhill. Especially because as a book blogger I want to make sure that the books I love reach the audience I normally would, because showing your support for a book is invaluable to its success.
Let me know down in the comments if you are experiencing or have experienced a similar issue or if you have any ideas or thoughts about what is going on.
Thank you all for reading! I truly appreciate all the support I’ve been having on this blog since the very beginning. Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.
-Till next time!