James at James Reads Books has an excellent post on the power of different types of blog posts to attract comments. He is lamenting the fact that book reviews (on book blogs!) get less comments than those with nice views, happy news, or puppies. Or those with the fun stuff, challenges and the like. Or the good old rant. So in a blatant attempt to drive up his traffic by combining a rant about lack of comments on book review posts and a challenge (!) he has come up with...
...and as someone who's blog is mostly plain old book reviews (though I did manage a recent rant about sticky labels), how could I not join in!
The challenge is:
"Go out into the world, well, into cyber-space, and read a book review today. After reading it, leave a comment."
As a regular reader, but rare commenter, I'm going to go onto one of the blogs I read the most but comment on the least (usually because I'm in awe of the standard of his reviews). I guess you could do that, or maybe try a new blog from someone else's blog roll. Or James' blog! Whichever way, I rather like the support of plain old reviews.
The blog post I commented on specifically for this challenge (I, who don't do challenges, realise the irony of this!) is on the wonderful, wonderful Past Offences, a must-read if you love Golden Age crime.