A Renewed Focus on Reviews and Interviews

Those few readers who have some history here, and have been following along, are aware that I have been kicking around the idea of making this blog about more than books in an effort to bring in more content and, in theory, more regular visitors.  I have played with themes and formats, with content and styles off an on for sometime.

I think I have finally come to the conclusion that it is not worth it to attempt such a focus change and that I am really not set up to do general blogging these days.  I just don’t have the time or focus nor do I feel like I have the platform to build that kind of audience.

Whatever strength remains at this site it lies in my book reviews and the occasional author interview. So I think it makes sense to focus on that and to work harder at posting reviews more often and with a greater level of engagement. I have also always enjoyed doing author interviews and Q&As so I am going to try and do more of that as well.

I have changed the site them back to a theme that works best for the this format and abandoned those themes more suited to daily blogging or Tumblr like themes.  I have also added some advertisements in an effort to add a small revenue (emphasis on small right now) stream to motivate me to focus a bit more on my reviews.

If you want more daily oriented blogging you can always check out my Tumblr blog.

It is my supreme hope and desire to leave things the heck alone for the remainder of 2013.  But I know better to make any promises on that front.

Feel free to leave your thoughts and ideas below. And as always, thanks for reading.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season - oh, and watching golf too).

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