Tag: organization


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: Bonjour, America!

Posted 28 June, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 0 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Bonjour, America!

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. (*This post includes affiliate links.) Bonjour! So I’ve been back from Paris for a week now and I’m finally going to bed at a reasonable East Coast time (later than 8 pm). So I’ve always known my brain doesn’t like change; turns out neither does my body. Jump to: It’s My Life On the Blog Links I Lurve Book Bumblings It’s My Life As I mentioned in my last weekly write-up, I was in Paris for business for […]

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 […]

3 Tips for Sticking to a Blogging Schedule

Posted 12 February, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 8 Comments
3 Tips for Sticking to a Blogging Schedule

In this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge, we’re learning how to create and stick to a blogging schedule. If you’d like to join us, view the challenge and sign up here. We’ve talked a lot about blogging schedules in the past few weeks. What a blogging schedule is, how to figure out your own, and tools for creating your editorial calendar. All that planning is well and good, but kind of pointless if you don’t actually stick to your schedule. You know what they say about the best laid plans, and all that. A blogging schedule is pointless if you […]

5 Editorial Calendar Tools Worth Trying

Posted 11 February, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 16 Comments
5 Editorial Calendar Tools Worth Trying

In this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge, we’re learning how to create and stick to a blogging schedule. If you’d like to join us, view the challenge and sign up here. Like I’ve said before, there’s more to creating a blogging schedule than knowing when posts are going to be published. However, that’s an insanely important part of it. First of all, that’s the only real part that your readers see. Second, you have a blog. Obviously, posts need to be published on it, preferably on a regular basis. Finally, writing blog posts may be the most time-consuming part […]

How to Create a Blogging Schedule

Posted 5 February, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 15 Comments
How to Create a Blogging Schedule

In this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge, we’re learning how to create and stick to a blogging schedule. If you’d like to join us, view the challenge and sign up here. So, we’ve already talked about what might be on your blogging schedule – it’s more than just publishing posts. To recap, some things you might schedule are: Writing posts Publishing/scheduling posts Promotion on social media Networking Email And lots more. Two parts go into creating your schedule: figuring out how long tasks will take, and then scheduling time to do them. Laying the Groundwork In order to create […]

What’s a Blogging Schedule?

Posted 3 February, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 21 Comments
What’s a Blogging Schedule?

In this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge, we’re learning how to create and stick to a blogging schedule. If you’d like to join us, view the challenge and sign up here. What goes into a blogging schedule? When most people hear “blog schedule” or “blogging schedule,” they think of a schedule containing a list of all the upcoming posts and when they’re going to be posted. While that’s kinda true, it’s also really false. #BlogTip: A true blogging schedule is so much more than an editorial calendar. Click To Tweet A true blogging schedule encompasses everything that has to do […]