“A Garden in the Pocket” is a literature blog that has been rising in popularity this last year on wordpress.com. The author is Tegan Harris, from Brisbane, Australia. The blogs focus is on literature reviews, although the author as also put up some of his artwork. There is no particular focus in genre, and you can easily navigate though his blog to the work that you wish to read about.
One reason for blog popularity that Risdahl gives us the blog content and the personality of the blogger. A Garden in the Pocket is rich in content, giving summaries of a variety of different literary works, while also giving the bloggers view points and opinions. The blogger’s personality is relatable, being humorous and open, avoiding alienating his readers with his knowledge of the works. Each review is similar, letting familiar readers easily skim through to certain sections that they may be interested in. I think that this blog is a good example to those who wish to make their own blogs more popular.