I can honestly say that I don’t tend to pay attention to how many reviews other blogs post each week. Even the ones I subscribe to by e-mail! If the book is one I’m interested in, or has a pretty cover, or everyone seems to be reviewing it or wanting to read it, then I read the reviews. Otherwise I don’t.
For myself, I post 3 reviews a week. 2 of them are fantasy or sci-fi, and they range from Middle Grade, Young Adult, or Adult. And the third review is usually a mystery or cozy mystery. (Except this month! There have been so many ARC’s coming out this month that I was able to read, that I’m up to 4 reviews a week most weeks.)
But I’ve been considering posting up to 4 reviews a week. With all the cozy mysteries I get each month, there’s no way I’ll ever get them all reviewed if I’m only doing one a week. And sometimes, like the last few weeks, I get so many ARC’s all coming out at once that I need to post 4 a week just to get them all out within a decent time-frame.
I know for a lot of blogs, the review posts are the ones with the least amount of views. At least, according to the discussions I’ve read about that during the last year or so. And so it seems silly to post even more of them than I already do.
And then I look at some of my stats. A lot of my reviews range from 15-50 views in a month for any particular one. And then I get blown away by ones that seem to go nuts for no apparent reason. This One for instance, as of 9:15pm on 3/11 it’s gotten over 440 views!
Which is awesome, but confusing! *laughs* And makes me wonder if reviews just get the least amount of comments and not the least amount of traffic? As much as I love comments, I can totally handle it if I only get a few here and there, but that kind of traffic every week or two!
So how many reviews do you do a week? Do you get a lot of traffic from them? How many reviews a week is too many? Do you even notice how many reviews other blogs post per week?