Monday, November 14, 2011

Should I or Shouldn't I ? Whether to Keep Ratings or Not

I need your opinion, I have been debating for a long time whether I should keep my ratings system or not. I would like to know if the ratings or the overall review helps you when you read reviews. Would you miss a rating system if I were to get rid of it? Please help I just need an idea of what everyone thinks if I should or shouldn't ?

13 comments:

miki said...

for me you should keep it

BLHmistress said...

Thanks Miki!

Jo said...

I like ratings, so if you're comfortable with them, I say keep them. But --- it's your blog. If you don't find that the rating system really works for you and your reviews, I think it's perfectly ok to do away with ratings. You can always come back to it later.

BLHmistress said...

Thanks Jo! That is wonderful advice!!

BLHmistress said...

Not that it doesn't work for me its just sometimes I struggle in rating the books.

Amanda P said...

I do use a rating when trying to decide if I want to spend the time on a book or not, it isnt the only thing that I use but it can help sway me either way depending on the review.

I too can sometimes struggle with a rating which is why I so love using a half. When I'm not sure which way i want to rate something I go inbetween and make it a #.5. That has saved me a few times.

-Amanda p
www.paranormalromancenovel.com

BLHmistress said...

Thanks Amanda! I have halve's too which has made it a bit easier but sometimes I am just so torn. Especially if its a really good book - tempted to do 5's but then it looks like that's all I rate my reviews.

But I have been fortunate as of late I have read some awesome books so fitting of a 5 at least in my book.

I think my problem is worrying about readers thinking that there isn't a book I don't like LOL.

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I think ratings are tricky, but ultimately you should do what works for you. I personally prefer to read the entire review before deciding whether a book is right for me, but I think lots of folks take a look at the ratings and immediately dismiss the book without reading the review if the rating is low.

BLHmistress said...

Thanks As The Crowe Flies , you guys have helped me tremendously with this decision.

Ing said...

I like ratings. It's a quick peek for people to see what you think of the book.

BLHmistress said...

Thanks Ing! I am leaning towards keeping it. thanks all to who responded it was a great help.

fah218 said...

Please keep them, I like reading other peoples reveiws before I read a book. It helps me decide if its something I want to read or not. Also whether I want to wait for the library to get it or by it.

BLHmistress said...

Thanks so much for your feedback, I will definitely be keeping my ratings system.

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