Tag: January BABB


The Weekly Write-Up: Planners and Schedules

Posted 2 February, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 0 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Planners and Schedules

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, this is my second week in a row posting this on Monday instead of Sunday. #DoubleFail. Buuut, I was busy yesterday launching the month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge! So, there’s that. Then there was the Super Bowl. Katy Perry was everything. I love her performances – it’s more than singing, it’s a freaking show, a celebration. There were sharks! And human beachballs! I want every outfit every backup dancer wore. Lenny was awesome but I wish […]

January Be a Better Blogger Wrap-Up

Posted 27 January, 2015 in Features / 1 Comment
January Be a Better Blogger Wrap-Up

Hey everyone! Can you believe January went by so fast? What’s more, the inaugural Be a Better Blogger Challenge is coming to a close! In case you missed it, this month’s challenge was focused on improving your email marketing, and almost 10 of us participated (although it’s not too late to get something done and sign up!). Honestly, I haven’t finished my goals yet, but my list might’ve been too long. It’s definitely a learning experience: just because you have 30 days doesn’t mean you aren’t going to procrastinate, or not have other things get in the way. Next month’s […]

The Weekly Write-Up: MailChimp Crazy & Bloggiesta

Posted 18 January, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 4 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: MailChimp Crazy & 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. Hey everyone! I hope you had a great week. I don’t know if I’m still struggling to get back into non-vacation mode, or if it’s just the weather and winter blues, but I have been struggling hardcore lately. Going to bed super early, still waking up with only 5 minutes to get ready for work, not motivated to do much… It sucks. I might be blogging less until I can shake this. I don’t know. Jump to: It’s […]

How to Optimize Your Blog for Email Signups

Posted 16 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 9 Comments
How to Optimize Your Blog for Email Signups

Hey Bloggiesta friends! If you’re new here, it’s kind of like email marketing month here on Book Bumblings because of the month’s Be a Better Blogger theme. So when I found out the next Bloggiesta was this month, and remembered that one of my blogging goals was to host a Bloggiesta challenge asap, I knew exactly what topic to go with! A lot of bloggers don’t realize the importance of email marketing. But while popular social networks come and go and change their algorithms weekly, email isn’t going anywhere. We’re all addicted to our inboxes and there’s no use denying […]

The Weekly Write-Up: Back to the Daily Grind

Posted 11 January, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 0 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Back to the Daily Grind

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. Oh, what a week. I’ve barely slept at all and already dropped several New Year’s resolutions, but now I’m relaxed in my TARDIS onesie livetweeting the Golden Globes, drooling over Matt Bomer (who won!) with popcorn and wine, so all is good. Jump to: It’s My Life On the Blog Links I Lurve Book Bumblings

All About Lead Magnets

Posted 7 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 4 Comments
All About Lead Magnets

January’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge is all about email marketing, so many of this month’s blogging tips will focus on how you can get better at it. Today’s another really quick tip, but also a really great way to grow your email list. In the world of inbound marketing (what I do at my day job), they’re a pretty big staple. Basically, inbound marketers use email marketing to turn leads into customers. To get the leads, you need to attract them (like magnets attract magnetic things. I know, really complex name). Lead magnets are something exclusive that a subscriber gets […]

How to Grow Your Blog’s Email List

Posted 6 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 6 Comments
How to Grow Your Blog’s Email List

January’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge is all about email marketing, so many of this month’s blogging tips will focus on how you can get better at it. So far we’ve gone over a few things to get started with email marketing: the reasons why it’s important, how to set up an account, creating RSS-to-email campaigns instead of using Feedburner, and what to include in your newsletter. But what good is doing all that if you have no one to send emails to you?

What to Include in Your Book Blog’s Newsletter

Posted 5 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 5 Comments
What to Include in Your Book Blog’s Newsletter

January’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge is all about email marketing, so many of this month’s blogging tips will focus on how you can get better at it. Personally, I don’t have a newsletter for this blog (yet). Book bloggers spend so much time preparing for and writing content, sometimes the last thing we want to do is write more of it, for a smaller number of readers. But blog newsletters are still a great idea for many reasons.

The Weekly Write-Up: Week 3

Posted 4 January, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 2 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Week 3

Happy New Year, everyone! This was when I officially planned to launch The Weekly Write-Up, so I’m super glad to be on week 3 already! You may have (but most likely didn’t) noticed that I have a new banner for the feature…I was just really missing that dark pink I clearly love so much. I’m also introducing a new feature to the weekly recaps to talk about books, aptly called Book Bumblings. Since I stopped posting the weekly sale alerts I had when I first started the blog, I haven’t had a place to share stuff about books. So that […]

How to Create an RSS-to-Email Campaign

Posted 4 January, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 2 Comments
How to Create an RSS-to-Email Campaign

January’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge is all about email marketing, so many of this month’s blogging tips will focus on how you can get better at it. I talk about RSS-to-email campaigns a lot, and I generally think they’re awesome. Like I said the other day, email marketing is really important for bloggers. And while services like Feedburner and WordPress JetPack may offer email delivery, they’re not ideal.