MALE/FEMALE RATIO OF SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
"it's pretty elaborate. You cover everything a readers curious about, the wants to know with the "Highlights" & "lowlights" its pretty unique the way you write your reviews. Very helpful, especially the footnotes :)"
"I like how they're structured, but sometimes I think they're a little short."
"I like them because they are just the right length. And I love that you identify your highlights and lowlights."
"I think the length is good and I appreciate that you include a brief summary of the book first so I can know what I'm reading about before getting to your comments. Even if I don't have much time, your reviews are organized so that I can quickly make a decision whether I might be interested in the book."
"I do like longer reviews naturally because I love hearing your thoughts! Bring on the major honesty :)"
"Can't think of anything. They don't need to be longer unless you want them to be. But I think they're nice and concise. I LOVE your footnotes."
"Cause I'm not a good commenter"
"I only read via RSS feed your blog and don't take time to post comment...."
"Because I'm just a lurker looking for good books to read. :)"
"I read your posts through an email subscription"
"Good question Lea! lol I think its more about time... some days I can take a whole hour(s) to comment on my fave blogs. I WISH i could comment on all the blogs i like..."
"Because I suck and don't comment enough in general - it's got nothing to do with your blog. It's one of my new year's resolutions to start being more social and comment more, though :)"
"Love the banner, but maybe the layout is a little too blue-focused? Another color would be nice :)"
"I like it I also like that you have a kind of mascot with the banner what I mean is I see it and know it's you"
"I love it, especially the header."
"I like the blue and the patterns used. It's very stately and recognizable."
"Clean and uncluttered. Easy to read and easy to find things."
"I love the simple layout- very easy to navigate. I also have this blog on my Google Reader, and the format works well there, too."
"Yes, it's one of the reasons I love your blog. It really helps in finding the next great book I missed, and saves the trouble of going through reviews to find five stars"
"Yeah! maybe you can add one of your qoutes at the bottom. like 'Matched is a dystopian novel I'll definitely be remembering for quite some time.' then I'd wonder why :)"
"Yes, it's a nice touch - if that book is in my TBR pile I would be more likely to pick it up."
"Since I reed via RSS feed, i don't see it...Sorry. But it seems like a good idea!"
"Yes, because duh, more books to read :)"
"Post more often,"
"I think you could add older books you read."
"Not that I can think of..."
"Get nicer wallpaper"
"YABQ was the first blog I started following, it really helped in bettering every book I read and encouraged me to start following other blogs and go into the blogging community. Thank you so much!"
"You are going to post the results, right?"
"I like this survey :)"
Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer my questions (and for insane amount of amazing praise and kind words). I was so stunned with the amount of survey participants who read regularly but lurk in the background rather than comment. I wasn't aware YA Book Queen had that many "silent" readers, and it definitely strengthened my determination to keep this blog going. I'll try to use what I've learned from you readers to help make YA Book Queen a better blog this year.
THANK YOU so much once again to the large group of people who took the survey. I highly appreciate it.