Welcome to day 8 of #BookBlogWriMo! Today, we’re talking about one of my favorite subjects: blogging tools. It’s also doubling as an edition of Bumblings Blog Tips. 🙂 I made it through the first week of #BookBlogWriMo! Unexpected stuff at work made it more difficult than I thought it would be, but what a thrill! Seeing you all so excited about this makes the craziness of organizing the challenge, maintaining it, and participating in it worthwhile! And what better way to celebrate one week in than talking about blogging smarter? One of my favorite things is finding ways to get more […]
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Welcome to day 15 of #BookBlogWriMo! Today we’re recognizing that this isn’t all sunshine and roses. Everything has its ups and downs. Book blogging is awesome, and I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t enjoy it. But just as I have my favorite things, I also have some things I don’t love about being a book blogger.
Welcome to day 9 of #BookBlogWriMo! Today we’re talkin’ bout that #blogflow. So if you can’t already tell from some of my other #BookBlogWriMo and Bumblings Blog Tips posts, I’m a bit of an organizational and productivity nerd. Actually, a bit of a nerd in general, but this is neither the time nor place to talk about the TARDIS onesie I’m currently wearing. But yeah, I love coming up with anal retentive workflows and systems when it comes to my book blog, even though I try not too treat it too much like a job or business instead of a […]
Do you want to become a better blogger? Being a blogger means so much more than putting words into a post. It’s designing a website. Making sure that website is as good as it can be. It’s managing countless social media profiles. Knowing how to make Google happy. Networking with authors and other bloggers. It’s overwhelming. But I want to help. I work in content marketing, which is pretty much blogging and social media. I spend 50+ hours a week with Twitter, WordPress, and more. I studied this stuff in school. And I don’t want to keep what I learned […]
In this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge, we’re learning how to create and stick to a blogging schedule. If you’d like to join us, view the challenge and sign up here. Like I’ve said before, there’s more to creating a blogging schedule than knowing when posts are going to be published. However, that’s an insanely important part of it. First of all, that’s the only real part that your readers see. Second, you have a blog. Obviously, posts need to be published on it, preferably on a regular basis. Finally, writing blog posts may be the most time-consuming part […]
Your blog calendar was completely full. Reviews, interviews, tutorials, tour stops, the works. Your blog had everything a book lover could want, and your stats showed it. Email subscribers, Facebook likes, affiliate earnings; they were all going up. It’s an amazing feeling. I can speak to that. But it can’t last. The amount of work that it takes isn’t sustainable for a one-woman blog, which I know a lot of us are. Eventually, you’re tired, you’re overbooked, and what’s worse, running the blog isn’t fun anymore.
Welcome to day 30 of #BookBlogWriMo! WE DID IT! Gah! I’m so excited/sad. Today is the last month of #BookBlogWriMo, and I’m SO proud of myself and everyone else who stuck with it until the end! I haven’t officially collected feedback (peeps that did it: watch out for an email with a survey link soon), but I already have people talking about doing it again, wanting to co-host, and basically making me feel really good for starting this challenge I feel like I’ve really grown as a blogger in the past month. On days when it was 11:30 and I really […]
Welcome to day 11 of #BookBlogWriMo! Today, we’re participating in our own version of #Top10Tuesday. Knowing a blog’s most popular posts is pretty similar to knowing the blog’s best posts, at least in the eyes of its readers. That’s valuable information to any blogger. It can help guide future post ideas, and figure out what works and what doesn’t, both in terms of content and promotion. That’s why stats matter to me: not to gauge success, but to guide direction. I blog to make myself happy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to help other people in the process. […]
Welcome to day 10 of #BookBlogWriMo! Today we’re talking memes (and pronouncing it “meem”). First, I really want to sing this, so let’s get it out of the way early… “I memed a meme of times gone byyyyy…when posts were fun and blogs worth bloggingggggg…” Okay, now let’s get down to business. I love memes, but actually don’t do a lot of them on the blog (yet). So today will a short post, which I’m definitely looking forward to after Saturday’s and Sunday’s posts took hours each. 🙂
So who else has ever watched your favorite authors participate in NaNoWriMo and thought, “That sounds like fun! If I could write a novel…which I probably can’t.” I mean, I’m trying. But there’s no possibility that I, Brittany, could have a finished draft of a book 45-ish days from today. However, one thing I totally could do is blog more. I post a lot, but I’m trying to post more original content instead of cover reviews and release day launches. I like writing blog posts, and want to do more of it. That’s how I got to #BookBlogWriMo.