Tag: book blogging


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! […]

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 […]

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Book Blog Organized in 2016

Posted 12 December, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 9 Comments
5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Book Blog Organized in 2016

Raise your hand if getting organized is on your New Year’s resolutions list year after year after year. In 2016, let’s get it done. Never stay up the night before a book release, finishing the book to review. Never spend an entire Saturday afternoon cleaning out your crowded inbox. Never forget which day of a blog tour you’re signed up for. Never let your blog become more stressful than it is fun. Here are a few tips for staying organized and stress-free in 2016. How to keep your book blog organized and stress-free in 2016 Click To Tweet 1. Don’t […]

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 […]

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! […]

The Weekly Write-Up: Hey, It’s My Birthday!

Posted 12 October, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 4 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Hey, It’s My Birthday!

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 Lots and lots of changes happening lately: I’m 25! My birthday was yesterday (Saturday), and I took a full day off. I did not work on anything. No jobs, no blogs, no side projects. My boyfriend had work, so I just laid around in my Doctor Who onesie watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and eating leftover Dominos and microwave s’mores. Aka, the perfect […]

Be a Better Blogger: Improve Your Book Blog’s SEO

Posted 4 October, 2015 in Features / 1 Comment
Be a Better Blogger: Improve Your Book Blog’s SEO

Be a Better Blogger is a monthly challenge to help you tack your blog’s to-do list. Each month is themed – just add your own to-do list to join in! You all know that I’m a big advocate of building passive traffic. Of optimizing your blog so it can get traffic without you doing anything – without you going out and promoting it. At a BEA BloggerCon panel, I told book bloggers that the two most important ways to optimize your growth were: Optimizing for social media, so that your readers to the social media promotion for you. Optimizing for […]

4 Ways to Build a Book Review Backlog

Posted 13 September, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 6 Comments
4 Ways to Build a Book Review Backlog

This post is to help you with this month’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge. To join the challenge, sign up here. Wouldn’t it be great to have reviews all queued up for one of those days where time just got away from you? Or you just aren’t in the mood to review? Make it possible with a book review backlog. Make blogging breaks possible with a book review backlog #bookblogging Click To Tweet What’s a Review Backlog? A book review backlog is where you keep materials to help you write future reviews. Basically, it’s like a ‘rainy day fund,’ but […]

Be a Better Blogger: Build a Book Review Backlog

Posted 6 September, 2015 in Features / 11 Comments
Be a Better Blogger: Build a Book Review Backlog

Be a Better Blogger is a monthly challenge to help you tack your blog’s to-do list. Each month is themed – just add your own to-do list to join in! Have you ever looked at your blogging schedule and seen a big, gaping hole? You haven’t posted a review in over a week, and unfortunately won’t be writing one today. You haven’t finished your latest book, plus the thought of writing a new review somewhere in your busy schedule this week makes you want to vomit. I’ve been there. But I try to prepare for small bouts of blogger burnout. So […]

The Weekly Write-Up: So Over Water

Posted 30 August, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 1 Comment
The Weekly Write-Up: So Over Water

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 Last week…didn’t go as planned. I thought I’d be super busy with the CEO visiting, and spending other time working on the review-a-thon and the ecourse I’m writing. Well, sick happened. Spend most of the later half of the week and weekend in the bathroom (TMI? Too bad – you only have to hear about it, not deal with it 😛 ) […]