Tag: productivity


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! […]

10 Email Templates for Book Bloggers

Posted 14 March, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 13 Comments
10 Email Templates for Book Bloggers

This week’s Bumblings Blog Tip: Email Templates. If you’re anything like me, email is one of the most time-consuming tasks in your life. Especially for book bloggers. It’s how we communicate with authors, other bloggers, publicists, publishers, PR companies, tour hosts, giveaway winners… And then there’s the other emails we need. Author and blogger newsletters, your Bloglovin’ digest, reminders from your editorial calendar tool, social media alerts, blog notifications, and the list goes on. Email can easily become one of the most time-consuming tasks for a #bookblogger. Click To Tweet And since one of my personal mantras is “work smarter, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Be a Better Blogger: Create a Blogging Schedule

Posted 1 February, 2015 in Features / 19 Comments
Be a Better Blogger: Create a Blogging Schedule

Welcome to February’s Be a Better Blogger challenge! This month we’re talking about blogging schedules. What it should include, how to figure out the best one for you, and more. Like last month, I’ll put all the tips for doing so into separate Bumblings Blog Tips posts tagged February BABB. What We’re Talking About: The different parts of a blogging schedule Coming up with a blogging schedule Different editorial calendar tools Ways to keep track of everything Tips for keeping your schedule A real blogging schedule is much more than an editorial calendar. via @bookbumblings Click To Tweet Sure, that’s […]