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Quick Tips About Blogging From Book Bloggers

Quick Tips About Blogging From Book Bloggers

Continuing the series of blog posts about book blogging, today is about sharing quick tips about blogging. 

I LOVE blogging! It's not always easy though. A lot of work goes into creating, maintaining, and marketing a blog. There are a few things you can do to make it easier though.

1) Become part of the community. There are some seriously awesome book loving people out there, and a lot of them are book bloggers. Reach out and get to know them. Show them support. They will most likely show it back. Whether you're discussing books, or throwing around ideas for new content, these people are a treasure trove and part of what makes being a book blogger so much fun. 

2) Always answer when someone leaves a comment. When readers see that you listen to them, they are more likely to join in the conversation... which helps build a stronger readership. You might find you make some awesome new friends this way (I know I have).

3) Create a swipe file. This is basically a brain dump of blog post ideas. Trust me, you'll be glad to have this when you need to pull a post out of nowhere. It's particularly useful when you need to come up with a guest post topic.

4) Guest post. I lead you right into that one didn't I? ;) One of the best ways to drive more traffic to your own blog is by doing a guest post on someone else's blog. You'll get an awesome backlink to your site, and get to connect with a whole new audience.

5) Be you. As Dr. Seuss once said “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Don't feel like you have to do what everyone else is doing. Don't feel like you have to say yes to all books. Have opinions, do what works for you, and have fun with it. 

I could write a book about this... actually I am (watch this space ;)), but for now I'll pass you over to some of my book blogging friends who are here to share with you some of their own tips and tricks:

"Quick tips about blogging, I actually wrote a blog on this!
- Connect with other book bloggers 
- Treat all parties involved with respect
- Review the book- Make your policies and stand by them"

"It takes up time, more than you think. So make sure to take time for yourself if it becomes too much. I promise all of your loyal followers will still be here for you when you come back. Make blogger friends, trust me they're life savers. Create drafts for your posts. Seriously this one I cannot recommend enough. I have a draft feature for myself on my site, so when an idea strikes I immediately type it out an save it. This way I always have some post in the works if I'm out of material or ideas. And you can add to it easily as ideas come to you. Also don't be afraid to post things that aren't book reviews. Tag posts, favorite lists, discussion posts. That way if you're in a reading slump you still have material."
Adrianna Schuh from

"If you are on WordPress, the support crew are your friends! I have messaged them in the middle of the night just to fix a teensy little issue :)"

"Be very active on Twitter, make friends in the blogging world, join in with tags and posts. "

Quick Tips About Blogging From Book Bloggers

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Book Review: Fame Is A Killer by Meredith Potts

Book Review: Fame Is A Killer by Meredith Potts #Audiobook

Disclosure: I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Narrator: Rachel Carr
Series: Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
Publisher: Meredith Potts, Jan. 9, 2018
Length: 2 hours 7 minutes

Book Review: Fame Is A Killer by Meredith Potts
Hollywood actress Hope Hadley doesn't think that things can get any worse for her. In the last 24 hours, her boyfriend has broken up with her and her long-running police procedural TV show has been canceled.

When a homicide detective shows up at her door the next morning with news that her ex-boyfriend has been murdered, she realizes that her troubles are just beginning. She is shocked - not only to learn of her ex's death, but also to find out that the police consider her to be a suspect in the killing.

Hope soon realizes that the only way to clear her name is by finding the real killer herself.

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Goodreads Monday: The Lafayette Sword by Eric Giacometti, Jacques Ravenne

Goodreads Monday: The Lafayette Sword by Eric Giacometti, Jacques Ravenne

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s Goodreads Monday blog post to share your Monday selections.

Goodreads Monday: The Lafayette Sword by Eric Giacometti, Jacques Ravenne
Gold. Obsession. Secrets. Following the murder of a Freemason brother, Antoine Marcas uncovers unsettling truths about gold and its power to fascinate and corrupt. A priceless sword is stolen and deaths ensue setting the Freemason detective on a case of Masons turned bad. A clue points to mysteries and conspiracy about elusive pure gold, launching a frantic, deadly race between two symbolic places-the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. A captivating plot weaves alchemy and the Middle Ages into a modern-day thriller. With "vivid characters, an evocative international setting, and history darker than midnight," this thriller is for readers who love ancient myths, secret societies, chilling narrative and modern speed. - Over 200,000 copies sold in France alone - The series has sold over 2 million copies worldwide - Published in 18 countries.

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