Category: Blogging Tips


Cyber Monday Deal: Get the Organized Book Blogger Bundle for $15!

Posted 28 November, 2016 in Blogging Tips / 0 Comments
Cyber Monday Deal: Get the Organized Book Blogger Bundle for $15!

Hey there! I have exciting Cyber Monday news for you! And by news, I mean a way to save money! I haven’t talked about them much lately, but did you know that I harnessed all my uber organized and Type A ways and channeled them into two book blogging planners for you? There’s the Read & Review ARC Tracker and the On-the-Ball Blog Tour Planner, and both will help you get organized and get your shit together for 2017! No more missing blog tour dates. No more forgetting to read ARCs before the release date. No more stressing out about […]

7 Ways to Make Your ARC Pile Less Overwhelming

Posted 20 March, 2016 in Blogging Tips / 10 Comments
7 Ways to Make Your ARC Pile Less Overwhelming

The hardest and most frustrating lesson to learn as a book blogger is how many books you can realistically read. Here’s how my first few months of book blogging went: I didn’t have much going on outside of work, so I pretty much read from 7pm until the time I went to bed. I was reading a few books per week, but a lot were rereads since I couldn’t always afford to buy new books. But then, omg! I had my regular TBR pile. But then a few authors start asking me to review their books, and aaaah, they look good! […]

Stay Organized as Hell with Blogging Checklists

Posted 12 January, 2016 in Blogging Tips / 15 Comments
Stay Organized as Hell with Blogging Checklists

This is a mini-challenge for the Winter 2016 Bloggiesta. Get more info and sign up for the challenge here. I love lists so much, that I could easily make a very long list of why I love lists. In fact, I’ve already made that list. When I was 12. Organization in general makes my freak flag fly. While my friends were playing basketball during recess in middle school, I was on the sidelines organizing their binders and completing the lists in their student planners for them based on the classes we shared. Do I realize now they were happily walking all […]

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Book Blog Organized in 2016

Posted 12 December, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 9 Comments
5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Book Blog Organized in 2016

Raise your hand if getting organized is on your New Year’s resolutions list year after year after year. In 2016, let’s get it done. Never stay up the night before a book release, finishing the book to review. Never spend an entire Saturday afternoon cleaning out your crowded inbox. Never forget which day of a blog tour you’re signed up for. Never let your blog become more stressful than it is fun. Here are a few tips for staying organized and stress-free in 2016. How to keep your book blog organized and stress-free in 2016 Click To Tweet 1. Don’t […]

Organize Your Book Reviews in 2016

Posted 8 December, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 8 Comments
Organize Your Book Reviews in 2016

How many of you always put “get organized” on your list of New Year’s resolutions? And how many of you ditched your complicated planners, calendar systems, and apps months ago? Yeah, it happens to the best of us. By now, most book bloggers are stressed out, burned out, or just ready to get shit together. But let me tell you the story of a #TypeAAllTheWay book blogger. How It Started The first time I requested an ARC (maybe a month into this blog, so…July 2014?), I created a spreadsheet. It was a cute, simple little thing. Like the plain white t-shirt of organization, it was […]

9 Awesome Cyber Weekend Sales for Book Bloggers

Posted 27 November, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 5 Comments
9 Awesome Cyber Weekend Sales for Book Bloggers

(Cyber Monday may be over, but these tools are still the shit. So I’m leaving all this info up for you to make better investments in your blog next year.) It’s the most wonderful time (to shop) of the year! Don’t you love Black Friday? I do, especially now that you don’t even need to deal with huge crowds to save some big moolah. Hell, I bought a few things before I even got out of bed! There are a ton of great deals going on that will make it so much easier to grow your book blog. Whether that’s […]

Bloggiesta Challenge: Create Your Mention Dashboard

Posted 16 September, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 12 Comments
Bloggiesta Challenge: Create Your Mention Dashboard

Hey Bloggiesta-goers! I was gone for awhile now I’m back again 😛 with another mini-challenge for you. For more to add to your to-do list, check out how to build your email list and how to create a blogging schedule. Your blog’s brand and community is spread out over dozens of platforms. There’s your own website, as well as any websites mentioning or linking to your posts. Then there’s your Facebook page, and the pages and profiles of anyone who interacts with it. Add Twitter to the mix, then mix in Goodreads, Google, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and the list goes on. […]

4 Ways to Build a Book Review Backlog

Posted 13 September, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 6 Comments
4 Ways to Build a Book Review Backlog

This post is to help you with this month’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge. To join the challenge, sign up here. Wouldn’t it be great to have reviews all queued up for one of those days where time just got away from you? Or you just aren’t in the mood to review? Make it possible with a book review backlog. Make blogging breaks possible with a book review backlog #bookblogging Click To Tweet What’s a Review Backlog? A book review backlog is where you keep materials to help you write future reviews. Basically, it’s like a ‘rainy day fund,’ but […]

How to Improve SEO for Book Reviews

Posted 29 August, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 15 Comments
How to Improve SEO for Book Reviews

Bumblings Blog Tips are weekly-ish ways to improve your blogging – from planning to design and social media. SEO is quite a fickle beast. I’ve heard a lot of book bloggers mention that they don’t understand how it works, or the abundant keyword stuffing in their reviews proves that they don’t. What’s the best way to get review traffic from search engines? #BookBloggers: How do you get organic traffic to book reviews? Click To Tweet I’m no professional SEO, but basic optimization is part of my day job, following a strategy laid out for me by an SEO specialist. I […]

Why It’s Okay to Have a High Average Book Rating

Posted 22 August, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 11 Comments
Why It’s Okay to Have a High Average Book Rating

Bumblings Blog Tips are weekly-ish ways to improve your blogging – from planning to design and social media. There are a lot of discussions happening in the book community about honesty in book blogging. And I think that’s a really great thing. Some book bloggers clearly cow-tow to authors, filling their reviews with flowery but generic praise that can be copy and pasted to apply to any book. Some book reviews are filled with more fangirling over the author than discussing the book itself. And some people are more subtle about it, maybe not even doing it on purpose, but […]