Category: Blogging Tips

How to Create Book Page Art. (And a Peek at Mine!)

How to Create Book Page Art. (And a Peek at Mine!)

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided to create some book page art for my mom’s room (the one at our house, since she basically lives with us half the time). I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was and how fantastic it turned out, and I thought it would be fun to share it with all of you. I hope this inspires you to add a little bookish art to your life! Step […]

The Challenge of Running a Successful Meme (or Challenge!)

The Challenge of Running a Successful Meme (or Challenge!)

This post actually first appeared as a guest post over at 125 Pages a few years ago, but I thought I’ve probably learned a few lessons since then, and it might be a good idea to update it and post it here. In case you’re not aware, I run the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up and the Book Blog Discussion Challenge. Both of these have been very rewarding – especially the discussion challenge, which is definitely […]

Posted March 14, 2019 in Blogging Tips, Let's Discuss / 52 Comments
What You Need to Know Before You Open a NetGalley Account

What You Need to Know Before You Open a NetGalley Account

NetGalley is an incredible way to start receiving review copies of books. In general, getting approved for a book via NetGalley is much more likely than getting a physical ARC of that same book. Which makes sense—publishers can afford to give out digital ARCs a lot more freely than physical ARCs. Sometimes bloggers are scared to jump into NetGalley, but if you follow a few simple guidelines, you’ll see that there’s absolutely nothing to worry […]

Posted May 20, 2017 in Blogging Tips, Let's Discuss / 88 Comments
BEA is Coming Soon! What You Need to Know. (BEA Tips)

BEA is Coming Soon! What You Need to Know. (BEA Tips)

So, this will be my second trip to BEA (I headed to NY in 2014), and I thought it would be good to share some of the wisdom I gained from going last time. I realized that there will be a lot of newbies headed to BEA this year, since some people who haven’t been able to make it to NY will be able to make it to Chicago. BE PREPARED TO WAIT (AND CHAT WITH PEOPLE) […]

Posted April 19, 2016 in BEA, Blogging Tips, Let's Discuss / 28 Comments
Giving Goodreads Recommendations

Giving Goodreads Recommendations

Just the other day, I got a book recommendation via Goodreads from Joycedale, one of my longtime blog readers (she doesn’t have a blog or I’d link you up!). The book looked great, so I immediately added it to my TBR and requested it from the library. (Which reminds me, I have to go pick it up!) It made me realize that the recommendation feature on Goodreads can be such a great tool when it’s used […]

Posted December 17, 2015 in Blogging Tips, Let's Discuss / 37 Comments
How to Keep Yourself Motivated and Organized for Reading Challenges

How to Keep Yourself Motivated and Organized for Reading Challenges

It might seem strange for me to write an organization post – after all, I’ve confessed on multiple occasions that I’m NOT an organized person. But that just means that I need to be extra careful about organizing when it counts! The only way that reading and blogging challenges really work is if you’ve got them organized. Now that the end of the year is coming up (hard to believe, right?), it’s time to start […]

Posted November 19, 2015 in Blogging Tips, Challenges, Let's Discuss / 59 Comments
How to Create Folders in Bloglovin’

How to Create Folders in Bloglovin’

  Last week, I talked about my quest to organize my Bloglovin’ feed, which is quite a feat, considering I was following 1900 blogs. I talked about my first step – deleting blogs – last week (I got my total number down to 824!). I also mentioned that I was going to create folders for the remaining blogs, and I was surprised to see in the comments that lots of people didn’t know that you […]

Posted August 22, 2015 in Blogging Tips, Let's Discuss / 32 Comments
Let’s Discuss – What do you use for your comments?

Let’s Discuss – What do you use for your comments?

Okay, so I have a question for all you more experienced bloggers out there – Do you use a third party tool (like Disqus) for your comments?  If so, what do you use and how well has it been working out for you? I’ve been very disappointed to discover that people don’t get notified if I reply to their comments.  I always just assumed that if someone left me a comment on my blog and […]

Posted May 29, 2013 in Blogging Tips, Let's Discuss / 28 Comments