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The Weekly Write-Up: I’m Not a Player, I Just Shop a Lot

Posted 1 December, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 2 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: I’m Not a Player, I Just Shop a Lot

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. It’s My Life How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was expensive and such a save at the same time. Those recent illnesses I keep kvetching about made it hard to go home, so I stayed in the city by myself for kind of a blogging marathon. I got so much done! It was amazing! I’m really hoping to have my first paid product for sale either here or on my other blog by the end of the year. But one-upping […]

The Weekly Write-Up: Organize Your ARCs

Posted 16 November, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 0 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Organize Your ARCs

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 Wow, so I think this is the longest I’ve gone without an update, even when I was in the middle of moving and starting the new job! Being suck all the damn time sucks. It’s coming up on 6 months now that I’ve been having worsening stomach probs, and it’s gettin’ bad, y’all. Pretty sure they’re ending tomorrow, though – fingers crossed! […]

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 […]

The Weekly Write-Up: Coming to NYC Soon?

Posted 17 May, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 0 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Coming to NYC Soon?

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. So, it’s time to say what you’re all thinking: where the hell is Brittany? I know I’ve been super bad with posting recently, and I apologize. But I also don’t regret it. I just moved to one of the greatest cities in the world, the weather’s amazing, and I’m finally living with my boyfriend again. NYC Sidebar: So, there are a lot of book world events coming to NYC soon. And I live here. So if you want […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick Tip: Stop Building on Rented Land

Posted 7 March, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 6 Comments
Quick Tip: Stop Building on Rented Land

Welcome to Bumblings Blog Tips! Here’s this week’s advice: A few things have happened lately that reinforce my belief a blogger that you should always focus on your website first. In case you haven’t heard: Pinterest banned affiliate links. I know a lot of other book bloggers have Pinterest boards for book reviews, teasers, etc. They then use Amazon Associate links to link to the ebook’s purchase page. It’s a great revenue-building tactic that they’ll no longer be able to use. Google announced future plans to make private any Blogger blog with sexual content. They later changed their mind after […]

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 […]