Chai break is a periodic feature on This is Lit to discuss concerns that every book blogger has. This is meant to be a lighthearted discussion that you’d have over tea and the only reason for it not being called Discussion Post is that the site’s author thinks that would be too mainstream. Pfft.
I’m doing a discussion post after a really long time. And today’s topic is very meta–it’s about discussion posts themselves.
Like every other blogger, I understood the power discussion posts have early into the blogging game. Discussion posts:
- Increase interaction with followers.
- Help you understand your audience.
- Boost your stats.
So it’s obviously good to do discussion posts.
But, there’s a reason why I’m not regular with my Chai Break posts. Other than the fact that I’m a lazy old dumpster lookalike. I find it, erm, a little boring. I’ll scurry into my book blogger’s box of shame now.
The key to a good discussion post is finding the right topic. I once did a discussion on book to screen adaptations and said I like TV shows based on books more than movies. It was a great post (obviously 😛 ) and people unanimously agreed to my views in the comments.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with people agreeing with me, but it’s not really a discussion if people just repeatedly say “you know what? You’re right”. This is more something I would appreciate in real life, as opposed to people just cringing and silently backing off at anything I say.
And that’s why I’m never regular with my discussion posts. I need to find the right topic, which will have people giving me their opinion, AND adding more than just the usual “I feel the same way too”.
So today, tell me what you really think about discussion posts? How do you come up with your topics? Or better yet, teach us how to find the right topics. Comment and let me know how you structure your discussion posts!