Category: Features


Be a Better Blogger: Create a Blog Post Ideas Bucket

Posted 6 June, 2015 in Features / 10 Comments
Be a Better Blogger: Create a Blog Post Ideas Bucket

Hey everyone! Welcome to the 6th Be a Better Blogger Challenge! One of the best parts of sticking to a blogging schedule is that you know what kind of content you need to create, and when. But even if you know that on Tuesdays you write blogging tips and discussion posts are on Thursdays, one of the most difficult parts of blogging still remains: coming up with a post topic. Coming up with post topics is one of the hardest parts of book blogging. Click To Tweet Inspired by this week’s #CoChat (a weekly Twitter chat hosted by CoSchedule that […]

All Played Out Bucket List: 5 Concerts You Should See Live

Posted 20 May, 2015 in Features / 2 Comments
All Played Out Bucket List: 5 Concerts You Should See Live

If you recall from my All Played Out review, I luuurve lists. So lucky for me, the Carmcats street team decided to do our own blog tour for the book. And guess what?! It has more lists. And guess what else?! The topic I was assigned is something I’ve actually kept a running list of in my head since I was about 10 years old: excellent concerts that are worth the crazy ticket price. (This list is in alphabetical order because just narrowing it down to 5 is hard enough without ranking them.) 1. Beyonce All I really need to […]

Be a Better Blogger: Spring Cleaning Challenge

Posted 4 May, 2015 in Features / 4 Comments
Be a Better Blogger: Spring Cleaning Challenge

Hey everyone! Welcome to this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge! Sorry that the BABB challenge has been light on content recently. I’m not letting myself get too bummed about the lack of participation in recent challenges, because I haven’t been putting in the effort on my end, either. Hopefully by the end of this month, I’ll be settled into my new city and new job and will be able to start devoting more time to Bumblings again. Now that the April showers have (hopefully) cleared and made way for May flowers (well, not so much in New York City), […]

To-Do List: April Write On Review-a-Thon

Posted 19 April, 2015 in Features / 7 Comments
To-Do List: April Write On Review-a-Thon

So, now is probably a really bad time for me to sign up for the Write On Review-a-Thon. I mean, let’s look at this: My apartment is only half-packed. My address isn’t changed anywhere. I haven’t cancelled cable or utilities. I haven’t even figured out how I’m getting rid of some of the furniture I’m not taking to New York. There’s an IKEA dresser in my living room that needs to be put together before the movers get here. I have stuff to do to prep for the new job. But yet, next month will be even worse. I never […]

Surveys: I Need Your Help!

Posted 11 April, 2015 in Features / 2 Comments
Surveys: I Need Your Help!

Hey everyone, I need your help. My two big projects for Book Bumblings right now are: Making changes to Be a Better Blogger to try to increase participation. Launch an online store on the blog for blogging guides and printables. But there are so many things to consider! I know what I want to do, but at the end of the day, I’m doing this stuff for you. So I want to know what you want. And I love Typeform – it’s a really fun platform and the surveys you make with them feel so fun and fancy. Sooo, I created […]

Be a Better Blogger: Clean Up Your Tags

Posted 3 April, 2015 in Features / 6 Comments
Be a Better Blogger: Clean Up Your Tags

Hey everyone! Welcome to this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge! Before we get started, I want to let you know about a feedback survey I set up to help me make some changes to the challenge format. You can take the survey here. Continuing with the theme of “spring cleaning,” this month’s challenge is to clean up your tags. If I thought my categories were out of control, my tags are going to be so much worse. Because tags are lower down on the blog organization hierarchy, they get more specific. That deep drill-down ends up with a lot […]

To-Do List: March Write On Review-a-Thon

Posted 19 March, 2015 in Features / 5 Comments
To-Do List: March Write On Review-a-Thon

It’s happening again! After missing last month’s Review-a-Thon for ApollyCon (I made a rhyme!), I’m back and ready to play catchup with my NetGalley dashboard, as usual. But unlike usual, I’m trying to keep my list realistic. I’ll be visiting my boyfriend this weekend, but he has to work a full day Saturday because accountants disappear around this time of year. 😛 I’m also going to try something different. Normally, I check something off my review list once the post is scheduled and done. But formatting the post usually takes just as long, if not longer, than writing the review […]

My Spring Bloggiesta To-Do List

Posted 16 March, 2015 in Features / 22 Comments
My Spring Bloggiesta To-Do List

Time for another Bloggiesta! This one is a week long, so I hope to get a lot knocked out. I think I’ll still need to do my regular tasks (I didn’t manage to get ahead like I’d hoped), so this is in addition to blog admin, email, and any posts I have scheduled for the week. Update: As you can see, I didn’t get a lot done. But some really, insanely crazy and potentially big things happened this past week. As much as it sucks how little progress I made, I can’t guilt myself for my focus being away from […]

My March Be a Better Blogger Goals

Posted 3 March, 2015 in Features / 13 Comments
My March Be a Better Blogger Goals

Hey everyone! As you (hopefully) know, this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge is about organizing your post categories. I need to do this so badly! Here’s what mine look like now: Lots of categories. WAY to many categories. I’ve already decided what my categories are going to be, I just need to make the changes. My Goals New categories: Announcements Be a Better Blogger Blog Tours (excerpts, release day blitzes, etc.) Blogging Tips BookBlogWriMo Features (Read This Round Up, memes, interviews, author spotlights, etc.) Reviews Weekly Write-Ups That will take me from 18 to 8, which is pretty good. […]

Be a Better Blogger: Clean Up Your Categories

Posted 1 March, 2015 in Features / 8 Comments
Be a Better Blogger: Clean Up Your Categories

Hey everyone! Welcome to this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge! But first, a few housekeeping items: New Be a Better Blogger Structure The structure of BABB is going to be changing a little, with linkups and stuff. You may have noticed there was only one linkup for February, instead of the two there were in January (one for the announcement, and once for the results). To simplify things, the two will be combined. I noticed a lot of people were doing both in the same post, and that’s also what I do for challenges I participate in. So on […]