Smashbomb is a review site with a difference. in fact, it’s so ‘alternative’ it really fits in with my whole blog theme, so I thought I’d tell you a bit more about it. Think social network for reviews.
I rarely promote websites, but I feel this is great for not only book bloggers but authors too. Even though the range of what is on offer goes far beyond the book world, since you can rate anything from products and services to places, events and podcasts. If this is your (book) bag, then there’s potential for most of you reading to get involved!
Smashbomb works on an encouraging reward system where you get rewards (Kudos points) for taking part in various different ways, like reviewing or making a list of your favourite things. You also get extra Kudos for just logging in each day, and as regular ‘Smashbomber‘ you might even gain extra Kudos points from other members who like your stuff and follow your posts.
I find the community is really friendly and the UI is easy to navigate. You can access the site online via your computer, and also keep in touch with what’s going on by an app on your phone. If I were to compare this to anything I’d say it reminds me of a cross between Trip Advisor, and Facebook, only (dare I say it?) with less rules and more fun…