You’ve just read an awesome novel and want to interview the author or a soon to be released novel is one you just have to review. Below are tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts for reaching out.
It’s the start of a new year and the perfect time to look over your blog, update your social media and catch up on any maintenance. We are often busy creating new posts, reading and making sure that are blogs are up and running, that we often forget to clean things up, make sure links are working and updating archives.
Today I thought I would share some cool gadgets, websites and Apps for the reader. I am going to assume the Goodreads App, Kindle, Barnes and Noble and Audible apps are ones you already utilize. If you don’t go grab them. I cannot live without them. The following are fun, informative, useful, and silly apps/sites for the Book Lover in all of us….
Today I thought we would talk about Giveaways, making them work for you, the publisher, author and great tools to make it simpler to track entries and verify them. Giveaways can be a lot of fun, generate traffic to your blog, get a book/author noticed and build your presence in the blogging community. Before running them though it is important to follow state and federal guidelines.
Today I thought we would chat about sidebars. It’s where we show a bit of our personality, maybe some fan pictures or blog love. I am not going to talk about cleaning it up, or the time load those images and widgets require, not to mention how they distract the eye. Or the fact that last years read-a-thon is still there …..you have heard it all. Today I am going to mention things that should be in your sidebar to help visitors.
How the Heck Did You Do That is a monthly feature where I pass along information, tips and tricks I have learned while blogging. While I am in no way an expert it is my hope this information will help you with your own quest. Today I a going to talk about comments, replying and visiting other blogs. If you want to be more engaged with followers and when visiting other blogs I hope you will find these tips helpful.
The following are a few plugins that I utilize and found to be time saving and beneficial.
Recently I have witnessed a huge wave of bloggers going on hiatus or simply walking away from their book blog. Those that leave an update all share a similar theme; This started out as fun and its become a job, I am overwhelmed, this has become a chore, I am in a funk etc, etc. So I wanted to put together some tips, tricks and recommendations for starting 2014 on the positive side of blogging. Let’s get organized, reassess and get back to doing what we love.