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Blogs... do you actually read them?

I was wondering if people actually took the time to read blogs today. Or are there so many that blogs don’t hold the interest they once did? 

So I thought it might be interesting to do a little experiment. I’m going to ask a few questions and see if anyone responds to them. Here we go…

Do you read many blogs?

Do you have favorite blogs you keep returning to?

What type of blogs are your favorite?

What type of blogs don’t you like?

Do you prefer short blogs or long blogs? Or does it matter?

Do you blog yourself? If so what subject do you blog on?

Would you like me to blog more often than I do?

What type of blogs do I post that you enjoy the most?

I’d love for you to respond to at least some of the questions or at least leave a comment of what you think of blogs.

Thanks and hugs!

Donna

 

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Harley
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Harley

Not really into blogs; but I do read the newsletter you send out. I’ve rejected several authors newsletters recently because of the excessive number sent & the content is ridiculous. I would love to know if you’ll be writing anymore Cree/Dawn books? They are some of my favorite. If so, I have to ask why you haven’t given Dawn a “service dog” or two? I don’t have her form of disability, but, I couldn’t live without my service dog. 😏

Michelle
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Michelle

I read them if they are something I am interested in. Also relevant not like “here’s what I eat for breakfast everyday “ type of blog. I do have to say I absolutely love your books and am totally addicted! Can’t wait for Warrick’s story I check almost every day lol. Also fantasize about what Roark and Callie’s story could be because I’m a sucker for side characters ☺️

Karen+Seal
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Karen+Seal

Actually Donna I don’t really read blogs. I enjoy your newsletters and love all your books but I work a full time physical job and don’t really have time to do more than read my books, a couple of newsletters and spend a little time on FB and with my e-mails.

Carol Luciano
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Carol Luciano

Hi Donna, I belong to many different blogs and don’t have the time I used to spend on them. I love blog tours but I do enjoy reading an Author’s blog when they talk about upcoming books and inspiration behind them. I LOVE reading about Highlanders so anytime someone blogs about them, I’m there. :) But I do read the newsletters.
Carol L

Kathryn (KElizabeth) Green
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Kathryn (KElizabeth) Green

I try to read blogs, but in all honesty, I only get to a couple a month. I have an enormous number of author newsletters and I do try to read as many as I can, but I primarily spend my time reading and reviewing books in between being a wife and grandmother. 😊 Right this minute I’m on spending restriction from my hubby since I am on my 3rd kindle, lol. I also love audiobooks. Sorry, I’m blathering, but to answer your question, I do try to read blog when I know they pertain to my favorite genre of… Read more »

Anna
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Anna

I don’t really read blogs to read blogs. What I mean by that is I find myself on blogs when searching for ideas on pinterest or a general internet search. If a blog I come across is particularly interesting, I sign up for the newsletter. I rarely return to the blog itself, but I do read the newsletters (or at least glance at them to see if it’ll be about something that interests me). The blogs I’m interested in are mostly ones about sewing, early childhood play and education ideas, and one cooking blog. I honestly have never read an… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

Hi Donna, I enjoy reading your blogs. I love hearing what you have to say about your Cree, Cree and Dawn, ( I love the idea about Dawn getting a helper in a seeing eye, dog or wolf) that befriends Dawn. Just food for thought. I also enjoy hearing of the books you have coming out or are working on. Also, they type of weather you’re having, and what’s happening with you. I’m not a big blogger myself, I don’t do much of anything exciting. I don’t get out much, and so not a whole lot goes on with me.… Read more »

Sherry Hampshire
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Sherry Hampshire

Sorry Donna, but blossom are not my thing. Like most time is hard to juggle, so newsletters, updates of new books is about the best . Just read Espy and Craven. Need to read again, as too many interruptions, where you read a few pages at a time, then stop, then start agsin.
Great stories.

Sherry Hampshire
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Sherry Hampshire

Hate self correcting. Should say blogs not blossom

Shelley
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Shelley

Don’t get into blogs much sorry

Nancy
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Nancy

Somehow or other, I’ve thought I had signed up for your newsletter. I found out that I didn’t. I’m so very sorry about that, but, the mistake was fixed. I did sign up for your newsletter. Just blog when you can, I love reading them. I love hearing you from you about the books your write, what you’re working on, enjoy hearing of the walks along the shore. You have a beautiful yard, and I can see why in the Spring, Summer and Fall, you enjoy being out there. Keep posting your flowers on your FB. I enjoy looking at… Read more »

Tina
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Tina

Hey Donna, I receive several newsletters from authors, and I enjoy reading the blogs on my favorite authors website. I mainly read them to keep up to date with what is going on with the authors and the release date for new books. I love reading your blogs since I am not on Facebook. I also love it that you respond to your readers, a lot of authors don’t so it is much appreciated. I look forward to reading the new Cree and Dawn books you have in the works and of course Warricks story. I hope that you will… Read more »

Cindy
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Cindy

I don’t do blogs, except for the ones on the crafts I do, sorry. Too much going on to spend time with blogging. I try to keep up with my email, though, and answer acordingly.

Annemarie
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Annemarie

Well, this 60 years young Reader and Reviewer simply has no time nor interest in blogs I agree that Newsletters are fine. And there are quite a few author’s that have now wonderful FB relationships with me.
Since I’m going on my 3rd year as an Amazon Reviewer and have so many books to read I simply had to put a line somewhere!
I hope this helps and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors,
Annemarie

Valerie Barton
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Valerie Barton

Not into reading blogs nor do I blog myself. I do read all your news letters. I love your books. I have read almost every book that you have wrote. I am addicted to reading your books. You are one of the few authors where I love every book you write & I know that I will never be disappointed. I do love some side characters. Would love to read a story or two about side characters from your other books. Rath really needs his own story. My favorite of yours is Emma & Rogan along with Cree & Dawn.… Read more »

Sheryl
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Sheryl

Hi Donna. I am sorry to say but I don’t really read any blogs. But I do enjoy reading your books. You are indeed one of my most favourite. I also enjoy receiving your e-mail. I look forward to your new books or novellas that are or will be coming out.

Bev+Horinga
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Bev+Horinga

I read just a few and those are the authors that i truly follow and you are one of them. I try to keep up on the series that i own so i keep up when the next one comes out. I myself do not write blogs, i don’t have anything interesting to write about! So keep up the writing.

Maritza
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Maritza

Well i do read your news letters, i spend time now on YouTube and Instagram mostly…i do have some favorite blogs i visit on occasions, but i really do enjoy your books.

Jennifer Leeper
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Jennifer Leeper

I don’t read blogs. There’s too much other distraction to bother.

Pennie
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Pennie

This is the first time on a blog. I don’t even get on Facebook. Wouldn’t know how to get on blogs. Except your email had the attachment.
But would like to know if you are going to continue with the Dawn/Cree books? I keep looking for more of them.
I thoroughly love your books. Your one of my favorites.
Enjoying reading a series like the MacInnes sisters

Ruby+Jean
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Ruby+Jean

Hi Donna,
Don’t blog myself but I do enjoy reading blogs especially when they give us sneak peaks at how things are progressing with books any random ideas for new books and updates along with some small talk. I love all your characters and am usually stocking your webpage to look for any updates 😊
Can’t get enough of your stories!! Keep them coming!

Judi
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Judi

I don’t really blog very often and when I do they are usually short. I do love your books and can’t wait for your next release.

Joanie Jett
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Joanie Jett

I prefer getting the news via email. Blogs, to me, are usually boring or are a pain to get to. A blog is also, to me, so impersonal, whereas an email seems to feel more like you talking to me.

Betty
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Betty

No, but I chat on Facebook and read authors’ newsletters.

Nostalgic
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Nostalgic

Hi DF., Yes I do generally like to read blogs from Authors. Especially the ones I like. ❤️LIKE: *short blogs, straight to the message intended. *Small facts about historical events or sites visited by Authors or written about. *Discounts on new releases or freebie offeres *Giveways or competitions *small surveys that help Authors out in issues. *voting on certain book covers or titles to help in decision making. 💔Don’t like: *long blogs *Authors going on about hoildays,retreats, or places visited.🤐 The average person (like 😜me) can’t afford such luxury’s thus our love to read and escape to other worlds and… Read more »

Cindy Pratt
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Cindy Pratt

I have already read the two books, but I will re-reading them again. I do read blogs and newsletters. Mostly on scrapbooking and card making and tutorials of the same. I do subscribe to a couple of author’s blogs and newsletters. Have never blogged myself, but couldn’t pass up a the chance to receive your newsletter. I just had to tell you that your historical romances, especially the ones set in the highlands are my favorite. I have most if not all of them. I just wanted to thank you for the many hours of enjoyment that your books have… Read more »

Debra+Mandell
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Debra+Mandell

Hi Donna, Love your work. I wanted to know if you will continue the Pict series? I love the world you created. Everyone is caught up in the highlander theme (which I do love) but I’m captured by this pict world the highlands earlier lifr. King Talon,Wrath,n Paine I can see these formidable men creating a new world. Anin, Verity n Hemera unique,loving, strong, wise. Opposites but made for each other. Love it.

Kristy Marceaux
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Kristy Marceaux

I like to read the blogs on my favorite author to see when new things are progressing and just touch base. I read the blogs on amazon I buy about 1-2 books a day and that’s my main resource that has all my favorites that I auto buy their books.

Jenna
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Jenna

I don’t follow any blog specifically, and most of the ones I stumble across usually relate to parenting. I do like receiving a newsletter on occasion to let me know what’s new from people who blog, but I certainly don’t keep up daily, or even weekly with posts.

Rosie Brown
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Rosie Brown

I do read your newsletter for when the next book will be out. I look forward to them.

christine Pisano
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christine Pisano

Hey I love blogs especially when you are discussing release dates I cant wait for Diablos Angel keep up the good work Donna

Michelle+McLaughlin
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Michelle+McLaughlin

Hi, I have never read a blog and don’t really know what they are for honestly. I read your emails that you send to me and check your website and love the updates and book excerpts you send and the contests and freebies are nice. I know this is probably not helpful but I wanted you to know that I do read your emails. Right now I am so behind on my book reading but any time you put one out I read it right away!!! I’ll stay up all night if I have to especially if it involves Cree… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

I don’t read many blogs. They generally don’t keep my attention. I keep returning to read your blog and there are a few embroidery and seeing blogs I read. The blogs I prefer are upbeat and happy. I enjoy hearing about what you are doing and how your books are going. It would be awesome if you would blog more. :)

Arlene
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Arlene

Dear Donna.
Love all your books. Also not into blogs but hey because I enjoy reading do not mind.
You have mentioned last year you will write a book again on the Highlander Dark Dragon. (Heather and Rys). Are this still in your bucket list for 2018?. We are sometimes battling to get our hands on your books in RSA but I buy my books online.
Thank you for all your great books Donna. Enjoy everyone of them.

Donna
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Donna

Hi Arlene,
So happy you enjoy my books. It always makes my day to hear that. I have a novella planned for the Dark Dragon and I would like to make it available in 2018, but I’m not sure if my schedule will allow it, though I’m going to try. :)