Category: Blogging Tips


How to Create a Blogging Schedule

Posted 5 February, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 15 Comments
How to Create a Blogging Schedule

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. So, we’ve already talked about what might be on your blogging schedule – it’s more than just publishing posts. To recap, some things you might schedule are: Writing posts Publishing/scheduling posts Promotion on social media Networking Email And lots more. Two parts go into creating your schedule: figuring out how long tasks will take, and then scheduling time to do them. Laying the Groundwork In order to create […]

What’s a Blogging Schedule?

Posted 3 February, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 21 Comments
What’s a Blogging Schedule?

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. What goes into a blogging schedule? When most people hear “blog schedule” or “blogging schedule,” they think of a schedule containing a list of all the upcoming posts and when they’re going to be posted. While that’s kinda true, it’s also really false. #BlogTip: A true blogging schedule is so much more than an editorial calendar. Click To Tweet A true blogging schedule encompasses everything that has to do […]

How to Optimize Your Blog for Email Signups

Posted 16 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 9 Comments
How to Optimize Your Blog for Email Signups

Hey Bloggiesta friends! If you’re new here, it’s kind of like email marketing month here on Book Bumblings because of the month’s Be a Better Blogger theme. So when I found out the next Bloggiesta was this month, and remembered that one of my blogging goals was to host a Bloggiesta challenge asap, I knew exactly what topic to go with! A lot of bloggers don’t realize the importance of email marketing. But while popular social networks come and go and change their algorithms weekly, email isn’t going anywhere. We’re all addicted to our inboxes and there’s no use denying […]

How to Beat Book Blogger Burnout

Posted 11 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 11 Comments
How to Beat Book Blogger Burnout

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.

All About Lead Magnets

Posted 7 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 4 Comments
All About Lead Magnets

January’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge is all about email marketing, so many of this month’s blogging tips will focus on how you can get better at it. Today’s another really quick tip, but also a really great way to grow your email list. In the world of inbound marketing (what I do at my day job), they’re a pretty big staple. Basically, inbound marketers use email marketing to turn leads into customers. To get the leads, you need to attract them (like magnets attract magnetic things. I know, really complex name). Lead magnets are something exclusive that a subscriber gets […]

How to Grow Your Blog’s Email List

Posted 6 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 6 Comments
How to Grow Your Blog’s Email List

January’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge is all about email marketing, so many of this month’s blogging tips will focus on how you can get better at it. So far we’ve gone over a few things to get started with email marketing: the reasons why it’s important, how to set up an account, creating RSS-to-email campaigns instead of using Feedburner, and what to include in your newsletter. But what good is doing all that if you have no one to send emails to you?

What to Include in Your Book Blog’s Newsletter

Posted 5 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 5 Comments
What to Include in Your Book Blog’s Newsletter

January’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge is all about email marketing, so many of this month’s blogging tips will focus on how you can get better at it. Personally, I don’t have a newsletter for this blog (yet). Book bloggers spend so much time preparing for and writing content, sometimes the last thing we want to do is write more of it, for a smaller number of readers. But blog newsletters are still a great idea for many reasons.

How to Create an RSS-to-Email Campaign

Posted 4 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 2 Comments
How to Create an RSS-to-Email Campaign

January’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge is all about email marketing, so many of this month’s blogging tips will focus on how you can get better at it. I talk about RSS-to-email campaigns a lot, and I generally think they’re awesome. Like I said the other day, email marketing is really important for bloggers. And while services like Feedburner and WordPress JetPack may offer email delivery, they’re not ideal.

How to Set Up an Email Marketing Account

Posted 3 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 1 Comment
How to Set Up an Email Marketing Account

Welcome to another Bumblings Blog Tip to help you with this month‘s Be a Better Blogger challenge. It seems that whenever the topic of email marketing comes up in a group of bloggers, at least one person says something along the lines of, “I made an account but it looked hard so I never did anything with it.” That makes me sad. Why? Because simple email marketing tactics like RSS-to-email campaigns and monthly newsletters are really simple to make and pay off big time. The problem is that getting started is the hardest part. I want to help.

5 Reasons Bloggers Should Care About Email Marketing

Posted 2 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 6 Comments
5 Reasons Bloggers Should Care About Email Marketing

Since we have so many email marketing posts coming up for this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge, I’m going to try to keep them short. (Sidebar: didn’t hear about the challenge? Get the details here.) Here goes: I always tell other bloggers and marketers that an email list will always be the most valuable community you can build for your brand (tweet this), more important than an audience on any social network. Here’s why: