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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, […]

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 […]

#BookBlogWriMo Day 8 – My Blogging Toolkit

Posted 8 November, 2014 in Blogging Tips, Features / 19 Comments
#BookBlogWriMo Day 8 – My Blogging Toolkit

Welcome to day 8 of #BookBlogWriMo! Today, we’re talking about one of my favorite subjects: blogging tools. It’s also doubling as an edition of Bumblings Blog Tips. 🙂 I made it through the first week of #BookBlogWriMo! Unexpected stuff at work made it more difficult than I thought it would be, but what a thrill! Seeing you all so excited about this makes the craziness of organizing the challenge, maintaining it, and participating in it worthwhile! And what better way to celebrate one week in than talking about blogging smarter? One of my favorite things is finding ways to get more […]

Google Chrome Plugins for Book Bloggers

Posted 4 October, 2014 in Blogging Tips / 6 Comments
Google Chrome Plugins for Book Bloggers

I. love. plugins. Any kind of plugin. They make life so much easier. Chrome plugins. WordPress plugins. They all can do wonders for productivity, and I’m a big advocate of working smarter, not harder. Today, we’re talking about Chrome plugins. Specifically, ones that I think you fellow book bloggers will find helpful. I’ll cut right to the chase and tell you a little about what’s in my browser lately. I keep separate Chrome profiles for the blog and for everything else

How to Organize Your Book Blog with Trello

Posted 20 September, 2014 in Blogging Tips / 16 Comments
How to Organize Your Book Blog with Trello

Bonus: scroll down to access a template for making your own Trello board! Welcome to the first post of my Bumblings Blog Tips feature! I’m so excited to help you all with your book blogging! I’ve managed several types of blogs, from personal to business to TV. Yet this book blog has been one of the most complex things to keep track of. For example, ARCs go through many stages. First you have to read them. Then you have to write a review, publish it, and usually cross-post it to Amazon and Goodreads and maybe NetGalley. And there’s a due […]