Tag: book reviews


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 […]

How to Improve SEO for Book Reviews

Posted 29 August, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 15 Comments
How to Improve SEO for Book Reviews

Bumblings Blog Tips are weekly-ish ways to improve your blogging – from planning to design and social media. SEO is quite a fickle beast. I’ve heard a lot of book bloggers mention that they don’t understand how it works, or the abundant keyword stuffing in their reviews proves that they don’t. What’s the best way to get review traffic from search engines? #BookBloggers: How do you get organic traffic to book reviews? Click To Tweet I’m no professional SEO, but basic optimization is part of my day job, following a strategy laid out for me by an SEO specialist. I […]

Why It’s Okay to Have a High Average Book Rating

Posted 22 August, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 11 Comments
Why It’s Okay to Have a High Average Book Rating

Bumblings Blog Tips are weekly-ish ways to improve your blogging – from planning to design and social media. There are a lot of discussions happening in the book community about honesty in book blogging. And I think that’s a really great thing. Some book bloggers clearly cow-tow to authors, filling their reviews with flowery but generic praise that can be copy and pasted to apply to any book. Some book reviews are filled with more fangirling over the author than discussing the book itself. And some people are more subtle about it, maybe not even doing it on purpose, but […]

9 Ways to Write More Creative Book Reviews

Posted 15 August, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 20 Comments
9 Ways to Write More Creative Book Reviews

Read on for a free download of 10 blog post ideas for book bloggers! I have a confession to make: I don’t read many book reviews. I know, that’s a weird thing for a book blogger to say. If I don’t read other people’s reviews, why should I expect others to read my own? But I don’t expect anything. When I’m writing book reviews, I know I need to earn my readers. And for me, the way to do that is by trying to write reviews that stand out. Do I accomplish that? I don’t know; you tell me. At […]