G is for Genre-Envy
The above picture represents the results from a micro-poll running on my blog recently. As you can see, I was curious about the genre the people who were visiting my blog worked in. I had a suspicion and it was confirmed by the poll.
By far, the youth genre (YA and Children) dominated with a combined 32%. Science Fiction and Fantasy combined for another large chunk at 25%. The remaining 43% is pretty evenly distributed amongst the other genre's.
I write (and read) in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense arena and unfortunately there's not too many of us out here in the blogosphere. I root and cheer for the successes of all my blogging buddies, regardless of the genre, but there are times I feel like an outsider staring in because I just don't know a whole lot about their books. But I'll tell you this, the other authors in my genre should pay attention to what these other genres are doing out here...and if they're smart...they'll get their blog on!