Tag: bloggiesta


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! […]

The Weekly Write-Up: Get Shit Done, Bloggiesta-style

Posted 19 January, 2016 in Weekly Write-Ups / 0 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Get Shit Done, Bloggiesta-style

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 Bloggiesta Wrap-Up Book Bumblings It’s My Life I was incredibly busy with my business this past week, and it was awesome. 🙂 I worked on 2 freelance posts and pitched ideas for a few more that feel like they’re going to be really excited to write. Totally loving freelancing and being able to write about entertainment one day, finance the next, and marketing over the weekend. Over the weekend, I […]

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 […]

The Weekly Write-Up: Back to the Grindstone (Plus Bloggiesta)

Posted 10 January, 2016 in Weekly Write-Ups / 2 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Back to the Grindstone (Plus Bloggiesta)

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 Bloggiesta To-Do List On the Blog Links I Lurve It’s My Life I’ve been so…not me lately. Remember I mentioned in the last recap that my boyfriend and I were thinking about a last-minute trip to San Diego, but it probably wouldn’t happen? It actually did! Monday night, we booked a trip starting Wednesday. I think that’s the most spontaneous thing either of us have ever done. I mean, crossing time zones? Layovers? […]

The Weekly Write-Up

Posted 21 September, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 0 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up

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 had a pretty crazy & stressful week. I had been out of the office the entire week before, so even in a normal time it would be crazy playing catch up. But we also had one more blog post than usual need to go live, a Twitter chat to guest host on, and a Twitter chat to moderate. Aka a busy […]

To-Do List: Fall Bloggiesta

Posted 17 September, 2015 in Features / 15 Comments
To-Do List: Fall Bloggiesta

Time for the latest Bloggiesta! I’ve been seriously slacking with blogging lately, so it’s really necessary. It’s not so much that I’m not devoting time, but I’ve had trouble focusing recently. I just have more ideas in my brain than ever, and they’re strugglin to get out. So I’ll start one thing, then have a lightbulb moment in the back of my mind for a different project, and switch over to that. Basically, I’m working a lot and getting a lot done, but getting nothing finished. Anyway, here’s what’s been stuck in my Todoist for too long. (Looking for challenges to […]

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. […]

The Weekly Write-Up: Loving My NetGalley Ratio

Posted 24 March, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 5 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Loving My NetGalley Ratio

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. Hey everyone! Sorry for being late…again. Maybe I should just start saying this feature gets posted on Mondays and Tuesdays, because Sunday just hasn’t been happening much lately. #wompwomp But I did a TON of blogging stuff on Sunday, anyway, so I’m trying not to feel guilty about posting late. Because of the Write On Review-a-Thon, I was finally able to get my NetGalley ratio over the recommended 80%! And then I kept going until it hit 90%, […]

Bloggiesta Challenge: Create a Blogging Schedule

Posted 21 March, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 22 Comments
Bloggiesta Challenge: Create a Blogging Schedule

Hey everyone! After this idea got such a great response during last month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge, I decided to bring it back as a Bloggiesta challenge! Do you have a blogging schedule? I don’t mean keeping track of when posts are going to be published – that’s an editorial calendar and a totally different thing. The two terms are often used interchangeably but have little in common. Aside from hitting publish, what other work goes into your blog? Social media posting, reviewing, cross-posting, browsing NetGalley, contacting authors, and more. That’s all a part of blogging, as well, and […]

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 […]