Tag: social media tips


Bloggiesta Challenge: Create Your Mention Dashboard

Posted 16 September, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 12 Comments
Bloggiesta Challenge: Create Your Mention Dashboard

Hey Bloggiesta-goers! I was gone for awhile now I’m back again ­čśŤ with another mini-challenge for you. For more to add to your to-do list, check out how to build your email list and how to create a blogging schedule. Your blog’s brand and community is spread out over dozens of platforms.┬áThere’s your own website, as well as any websites mentioning or linking to your posts. Then there’s your Facebook page, and the pages and profiles of anyone who interacts with it. Add Twitter to the mix, then mix in Goodreads, Google, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and the list goes on. […]

Quick Tip: Stop Building on Rented Land

Posted 7 March, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 6 Comments
Quick Tip: Stop Building on Rented Land

Welcome to Bumblings Blog Tips! Here’s this week’s advice: A few things have happened lately that reinforce my belief a blogger that you should always focus on your website first. In case you haven’t heard: Pinterest banned affiliate links. I know a lot of other book bloggers have Pinterest boards for book reviews, teasers, etc. They then use Amazon Associate links to link to the ebook’s purchase page. It’s a great revenue-building tactic that they’ll no longer be able to use. Google announced future plans to make private any Blogger blog with sexual content. They later changed their mind after […]

The Truth About Social Media Reach

Posted 16 December, 2014 in Blogging Tips / 10 Comments
The Truth About Social Media Reach

Welcome to another Bumblings Blog Tip! This one is a quick one, but I wanted to interject it into the middle of my Facebook rant (here’s parts one and two). Does everyone who likes your Facebook page see every one of your posts? No. Obviously. That’s what everyone is so mad about. But guess what? There is┬áno social network where you will get 100% reach, no matter what other bloggers tell you. There’s No Such Thing as 100% Social Media Reach (Tweet This) Just because a social network doesn’t have an algorithm, doesn’t mean your followers are seeing your posts. […]

Facebook Doesn’t Hate You

Posted 10 December, 2014 in Blogging Tips / 11 Comments
Facebook Doesn’t Hate You

This post is part of Bumblings Blog Tips. It’s time for some real talk. On Saturday, I talked about how complaining about Facebook isn’t getting you anywhere. And maybe Facebook is perfectly justified in most of the decisions they make, because they’re a business. Making money is not a choice for them. And complaining takes time that adds up. So instead of complaining, learn the fact and use those facts to improve your Facebook strategy. (Tweet this) Today, I want to address all the people saying that Facebook hates small businesses and blogs and is decreasing your reach to punish […]

Stop Complaining About Facebook and Read This (Part 1)

Posted 6 December, 2014 in Blogging Tips / 18 Comments
Stop Complaining About Facebook and Read This (Part 1)

Okay. I told myself that once #BookBlogWriMo was over, I would go back to posting weekly tutorials, best practice posts, and informational articles once a week for Bumblings Blog Tips. And even yesterday, that was still the plan. But I feel like I need to get this out, and I feel like it counts as a blogging tip because I feel strongly that it’s blogging advice most people could use. Stop Complaining About Facebook SO Much

Goodreads 101 for Book Bloggers

Posted 18 October, 2014 in Blogging Tips / 16 Comments
Goodreads 101 for Book Bloggers

Welcome to this week’s edition of Bumblings Blog Tips! Honestly, I feel like kind of a phony writing this. I don’t use Goodreads much anymore.┬áBut the topic was suggested, and I want to keep the people happy! But since I don’t have a lot of first-hand experience, this post will be short. Goodreads is important for a lot of bloggers. It’s a great way to reach more casual readers who aren’t looking at authors’ blog tour schedules, in Facebook groups, etc. But how do you convert them from Goodreads friends or followers into blog readers? Even though I’m no Goodreads […]

Grow Your Email List with Twitter Lead Gen Cards

Posted 27 September, 2014 in Blogging Tips / 10 Comments
Grow Your Email List with Twitter Lead Gen Cards

Welcome to post #2 in Bumblings Blog Tips! (Almost) every Saturday, you’ll find a new post waiting for you here about different ways you can grow or improve your book blog. Last week, we talked about how to use Trello to organize your blog. This week, we’re talking an awesome list building tool, Twitter lead gen cards. Email subscribers are a really, really valuable thing to have. For any blog. Facebook may change their algorithms, Twitter might change the way their timelines work, but email inboxes will continue to function similarly to how they always have. I’m not going to […]