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The Weekly Write-Up: My New Favorite Hashtag

Posted 23 August, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 1 Comment
The Weekly Write-Up: My New Favorite Hashtag

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. (This post contains affiliate links.) Jump to: It’s My Life On the Blog Links I Lurve Book Bumblings It’s My Life Work’s been pretty busy lately – our CEO is going to be here this week so there was a lot of work to prepare for that. I’ve also been doing a lot of writing lately – blogging more here, on my other blog, and at work, as well as working on an ecourse I’m really excited about! […]

How to Come Up with More Blog Post Ideas

Posted 15 June, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 20 Comments
How to Come Up with More Blog Post Ideas

This post is to help you with this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge to create a blog post idea bucket. You sit down, log into WordPress, start a new post, and…nothing. Your mind is blank. Raise your hand if that’s ever happened to you. If you can say you’ve never had trouble coming up with something to blog about, well…I don’t believe you. We’ve all been there. If you can say you’ve never had blog writer’s block, you’re lying. Click To Tweet I’m extremely meticulous about keeping a backlog of ideas, and even that doesn’t always do the trick. […]

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), […]

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 […]

How to Keep Tags and Categories Organized

Posted 24 March, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 14 Comments
How to Keep Tags and Categories Organized

This Bumblings Blog Tip is part of March’s Be a Better Blogger challenge: clean up your categories. Do you need to reorganize yours? Join the challenge today! As daunting as it seems to clean up your categories after months of them getting out of control, that’s the easy part. Hell, I changed the categories on over 100 posts, and it maybe took an hour total. Add to that the 5 minutes I took at the beginning of the month to plan out what changes I would make. But that didn’t address the root of the problem: how easy it is to […]

How to Edit WordPress Categories in Bulk

Posted 11 March, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 10 Comments
How to Edit WordPress Categories in Bulk

This Bumblings Blog Tip is part of March’s Be a Better Blogger challenge: clean up your categories. If you’re anything like me, you said you were going to be so good with your categories when you started your blog. “They’re going to be so organized, work so well with tags, and I’m never going to let them get out of control. Five categories, at most, ever.” Heh, yeah. Sure, Brittany of the past. But don’t worry. I’ll clean up your mess now. And it won’t even take that long, #likeaboss. #BlogTip: How to Edit WordPress Categories in Bulk Click To Tweet […]

Categories vs. Tags: What’s the Difference?

Posted 5 March, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 7 Comments
Categories vs. Tags: What’s the Difference?

Welcome to the first Bumblings Blog Tip of this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge: clean up your categories. In the 10 years I’ve been blogging, I’ve seen so many things about categories and tags. Most of the conflicting advice stems from the fact that people think they’re basically interchangeable. And while you can certainly structure your own blog however you want to, there are certain things to understand if you want to make your blog as browsable as possible. In my opinion, you have three options: Use categories but not tags Use tags but not categories Use them both […]

The Weekly Write-Up: ApollyCon Be Cray

Posted 3 March, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 2 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: ApollyCon Be Cray

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. Squee! I can’t wait to tell you all about my first big book signing. But I’m going to, because that shit’s way too long to be part of a larger post. It needs to be it’s own damn thang. For once, I don’t feel bad at all about posting on Tuesday instead of Sunday, because I’m still catching up on sleep. Jump to: It’s My Life On the Blog Links I Lurve Book Bumblings It’s My Life So I’ve […]

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 […]