Your blog calendar was completely full. Reviews, interviews, tutorials, tour stops, the works. Your blog had everything a book lover could want, and your stats showed it. Email subscribers, Facebook likes, affiliate earnings; they were all going up. It’s an amazing feeling. I can speak to that. But it can’t last. The amount of work that it takes isn’t sustainable for a one-woman blog, which I know a lot of us are. Eventually, you’re tired, you’re overbooked, and what’s worse, running the blog isn’t fun anymore.
Welcome to day 9 of #BookBlogWriMo! Today we’re talkin’ bout that #blogflow. So if you can’t already tell from some of my other #BookBlogWriMo and Bumblings Blog Tips posts, I’m a bit of an organizational and productivity nerd. Actually, a bit of a nerd in general, but this is neither the time nor place to talk about the TARDIS onesie I’m currently wearing. But yeah, I love coming up with anal retentive workflows and systems when it comes to my book blog, even though I try not too treat it too much like a job or business instead of a […]
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 […]
Welcome to this week’s edition of Bumblings Blog Tips! Okay, so this one was never on the Bumblings Blog Tips Trello board because I just came up with it yesterday and am way excited and wanted to write it up ASAP. Because I love, love, love keyboard shortcuts, and I just found out that WordPress has about a thousand more keyboard shortcuts than I thought, and I want to share. So you know how you can “CTRL + B” with text highlighted to make it bold? Stuff like that? You can do it in WordPress as well as word processors like […]
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