I asked for input, and so many of my wonderful readers responded. Here is what I have so far.
Luthien: I love history especially Regency period and giveaways. I don't really know what to say when you ask some questions about JA's characters, plots, etc. but I welcome it if it helps me to voice out my opinion and interact with the other participants. If you have the talent, maybe you can create some form of intellectual pursuit like treasure hunt, crossword puzzle, etc. As for puzzles, etc., I don't have the talent, but I could suggest it to my fellow writers on Austen Authors. There are a few computer geeks on the site.
Luthien, I’m so glad you like history because that is my greatest love.
Cinta: I am a real fan of all things Austen or Austenesque. I also like history, so everything related to the Regency period will be most welcome. I also like blogs to include links to other related websites and funny quizzes or games about Austen and the Regency Period. You can also include from time to time contests, as for example, you can ask people what their answer to a certain questions would be or something like that.
Cinta, Two votes for history! Yeah! I will make it a point to link to other Austen sites. I did that for a while in “What’s Going on in Austen World.” I’ll also think about contests. If you have any specific ideas, I’m open to suggestions.
Gayle, Aw shucks, thanks. You know I love your comments about my stories.
Jakki: I am interested in exactly how you do your research for your books. Do you have particular books you turn to, the internet, library reference section? I love learning about history (one thing I love about your books). I also love the interactive questions. I feel that not only do I get to see what others think, but it is creating connections between me and other fan fiction readers. Also, it is nice to have these conversations since I do not have any friends in my area that share my love for JA and Darcy and Elizabeth. It allows me a chance to have conversations with people instead of only in my head! I CANNOT wait for Darcy on the Hudson and A Walk in the Meadows at Rosings Park & your short story, Mr. Darcy Steps In to be published!
Jakki, Three votes for history! I’m so pleased. I will definitely write a post on my research. As for interactive questions, I love the comments as well. The responses from the readers are so thought provoking. Connections are important. I've made so many because of my books (including a wonderful lady from the Deep South). They bring up things I never thought about. I learn a lot. Thanks for the plugs on my upcoming releases. :)