Tag: blog organization


The Weekly Write-Up: I’m Not a Businesswomen. I’m a Business, Woman!

Posted 15 December, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 0 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: I’m Not a Businesswomen. I’m a Business, Woman!

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. In summary: Entrepreneur-ishhhh things and crazy ex-girlfriends. Jump to: It’s My Life On the Blog Links I Lurve Book Bumblings It’s My Life Yeah. I’m dropping some Jay-Z. But you know how last week, I had an awesome few days? It turned in to an awesome one week and counting. I turned in that epic freelance blogging piece, that also ended up being my highest paid post so far. But more importantly, I’m insanely proud of it and excited […]

The Weekly Write-Up: Planning & Broadway

Posted 10 December, 2015 in Write On Review-a-Thon / 1 Comment
The Weekly Write-Up: Planning & Broadway

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. Jump to: It’s My Life On the Blog Links I Lurve Book Bumblings It’s My Life I have had an awesome. fucking. few. days. In addition to completing my most epic freelance piece to date (can’t wait to see it go live!) and starting to finally see real growth after the relaunch of my professional blog, I launched my first paid product here, which I’ll talk about later. 🙂 Okay, I can’t wait. It’s the Read & Review […]

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 […]

Be a Better Blogger: Choose Your Own Challenge

Posted 6 July, 2015 in Features / 1 Comment
Be a Better Blogger: Choose Your Own Challenge

Hey there! Welcome to this month’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge. Holiday! Celebrate! Well, just one of the two for now since my vacation doesn’t start until Wednesday. Until then, it’s just celebrate, because we’ve officially gone through 5 Be a Better Blogger challenges! Yay! Participation has been down the past few months and I’ll be honest with you: it’s hard. But instead of quitting or complaining, I want to adapt and figure out what kind of challenge you all will join in with month after month. So this month’s theme is wildcard. The purpose of this is two-fold: I […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]