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Friday, 16 October 2020

101 Blog Post Ideas For Book Bloggers

 

101 Blog Post Ideas For Book Bloggers



In the past I did a blog post with 60 Blog Post Ideas For Book Bloggers (my most visited page on this site). Considering how popular that post turned out to be I decided to improve on it and give you this post with even more blog post ideas for you to use on your book blogs.

You will never have to struggle to come up with ideas for blog posts ever again! 

101 Blog Post Ideas For Book Bloggers



Do you ever feel stuck in a blogging rut? Struggling to come up with a new blog post idea? Feel like you just keep posting the same type of content all the time?

If you need some blog topic inspiration, I've got you covered. This list is sure to fill your content calendar.

101 Blog Post Ideas For Book Bloggers



Here's a list of 101 blog post ideas for your book blog:


  1. Why you started your blog
  2. Talk about your book blogging fails
  3. Share your best social media tips for book bloggers
  4. Create an ultimate guide
  5. Book to read by a certain age post
  6. Best literary jokes
  7. List of hacks
  8. Host a blog hop
  9. Book Reviews
  10. Book Hauls
  11. Book Tags
  12. TBR Lists
  13. Currently Reading
  14. Recently Read Recap/Wrap Up
  15. Books Vs Movies/TV Shows
  16. Favourite Books In ______________ genre
  17. Best Books You've Read This Year
  18. Favourite Authors
  19. Take us on a tour of your bookshelf
  20. Give some bookish advice
  21. Interview an author
  22. Interview a fellow book blogger
  23. Share your Net Galley shelf
  24. If you liked __________ read this
  25. Your fictional bucket list
  26. Characters you love/hate
  27. Series you're obsessed with
  28. Share tips for book bloggers
  29. Create a discussion post about books you feel strongly about
  30. Rant about your bookish pet peeves
  31. Create your own TBR Jar
  32. Share about your bookish swag collection
  33. Discuss Pro's and Con's of different book formats e.g. Print books VS ebooks
  34. Bookish gifts you'd like to receive/give
  35. Your favourite fandom
  36. Blogging tools
  37. How to posts e.g. How to use Canva to create blog graphics or Bookstagram images
  38. Event Coverage/Recaps
  39. Readathon vlogs
  40. Bookish merchandise
  41. Quotes
  42. Tips for working with publishers/authors
  43. Lessons Learnt
  44. Books with crossover appeal 
  45. Bookworm problems
  46. Useful resources for book bloggers
  47. Cover reveal
  48. Take us on a visit to your library
  49. Host a guest post
  50. Best ________ books (insert genre, or by author)
  51. Best character e.g. best villain, best father, etc...
  52. Books every __________ should read e.g. books every teenage should read
  53. How to review a book
  54. Do a collaboration post with a fellow book blogger
  55. Showcase book covers you love
  56. Compare different movie adaptions of books
  57. Share your love of an underrated author/book
  58. Do a Q&A with your readers and answers their questions
  59. Host a giveaway
  60. What if ________ (create an alternative ending for a book)
  61. Report on current news and events
  62. A beginners guide to book blogging
  63. Bookish DIY/crafts
  64. List posts
  65. Book blogger must haves
  66. Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a book blogger
  67. Your favourite book blogs to read
  68.  Your favourite booktubers/bookstagrammers etc...
  69. Celebrate your blogs birthday
  70. Write up a post where you share something new that you've tried
  71. A day in the life of a book blogger
  72. What skills should someone have if they want to start being a book blogger
  73. Truth vs Lie post
  74. What is the toughest part of being a book blogger
  75. Showcase some of your favourite book blogs
  76. Who is your favourite fictional character? How do you think you are alike?
  77. If your favourite book hasn’t been made into a film, who would you cast for the characters?
  78. What are your go-to apps?
  79. What are your favourite blog plugins?
  80. The best book related events that you’ve been to
  81. Nobody knows that I ________
  82. What are the top things you've learned over the past year?
  83. How do you stay productive?
  84. What top things do you wish you'd known when you first started blogging?
  85. Write an open letter
  86. Write a best posts of the season (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) blog post recapping your most popular posts
  87. Write a memorial post. An author/book blogger you liked pass away? Share what you learned from them and how they affected your life/blog
  88. Write a checklist on how to ________
  89. A to Z post
  90. 100 Things post
  91. Create a cheat sheet or reference guide
  92. Bookish hashtags (what ones work for you)
  93. Lingo/ Terms book bloggers should know
  94. Celebrate a book birthday
  95. Your favourite genres
  96. Compare two similar books
  97. Share some book art
  98. Reading Challenges
  99. Describe your dream home library
  100. Tips and tricks for reading more
  101. Discuss reading troupes

Got an idea to add to this list? Post it in the comments section below.


101 Blog Post Ideas For Book Bloggers


Need more ideas, inspiration, or motivation to put together a solid plan of action for your blog? I can help.


Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Book Review: Dear Girl by Aija Mayrock

   

Book Review: Dear Girl by Aija Mayrock


My thoughts about Dear Girl by Aija Mayrock

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From a poet and celebrated spoken-word performer comes a debut poetry collection that takes readers on an empowering, lyrical journey exploring truth, silence, wounds, healing, and the resilience we all share.

 
Dear Girl is a journey from girlhood to womanhood through poetry
It is the search for truth in silence
The freeing of the tongue
It is deep wounds and deep healing
And the resilience that lies within us
It is a love letter
To the sisterhood

 


Have you read this book? Got a suggestion for another book I might enjoy based on this book review? Join the conversation in the comments section below.

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Book Review: Reality Girl by Jessica Hildreth

   

Book Review: Reality Girl by by Jessica Hildreth

My thoughts about Reality Girl by Jessica Hildreth

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Book Review: Reality Girl by by Jessica Hildreth

Recently out of college, broke, jobless, and without a boyfriend, Lou Whitson is recognized by a talent scout at a football game, and then offered the opportunity of a lifetime. To be the star of a reality television show. Along with it, $500,000 in prize money. There is a catch, but it isn't much. Especially considering her life's lack of love. Live with six different men, one a month, for six months. Then, pick one to marry for an additional $500,000. A Navy SEAL, a biker, a jock, a surfer, a business man, and a billionaire. Without hesitation, she agrees. This is her story. It's smoking hot, sexy, funny, and will take place at the pace of one book a month for six months. Each book has a satisfying ending (never a cliffhanger) that will leave you grinning for more.



 



Have you read this book? Got a suggestion for another book I might enjoy based on this book review? Join the conversation in the comments section below.

Monday, 5 October 2020

2020 Challenges: September Update

 

2020 Challenges: September Update


2020 Challenges: September Update

September was a better month. Not great, but better. 




The Blog Audit Challenge 2020

This is a challenge I created aimed at improving our blogs. You can find full details here in case you missed the introduction post. 

Before I jump into talking about my progress with the September tasks I wanted to share some good news with you all. September saw the highest number of views to my site since it's creation. I'm thrilled with the results. I hope you're noticing an increase in your own traffic too. 

I'd also like to point out that I'm actually posting less to my site than I have in the past too so don't think it's connected to putting out more content. It's not. It's about putting out the right content and leveraging it to get the best results. 

Now on to the September goals. The focus was to do with developing readership.

Task 1: Optimise your comment system

I'm already happy with my comment system so didn't actually need to make any changes for this one.

Task 2: Make sure you reply to all comments

This is one of those tasks that is easy for comments on recent posts but can get tricky for older posts. With new posts I get a notification when someone leaves a comment and so it's super easy to click through and reply. This doesn't happen for older posts. For those I need to go through and approve them. These tend to be where spammers try to post and so it can be quite time consuming going through them all.  Unfortunately this can mean that it takes me a while to reply to the genuine comments left of those posts. I've started going through the list once a week now to try and keep it more under control and make sure the genuine commenters get a reply. 

3. SEO comments

I'm usually quite good at SEO in my comments both on my own site and others. When you've had some experience with copy writing it comes naturally after a while. The hardest part of doing it is making the comments unique. I often find that readers will leave similar comments on a post. I want to try to give each person a personalised reply. Sometimes this is easier said than done. 

The Audiobook Challenge

This challenge is was created by Eline from Lovely Audiobooks. I'm doing it as a year long challenge. 

Last month I told you I downloaded my first audiobook ever from Net Galley. Well I listened to it! Finally making progress with this challenge again. That said, I don't particularly like the Net Galley app. Maybe I'm just too used to Audible? If anyone has any thoughts about this I'd love to hear from you. 

The Audiobook Challenge 2020 Progress Report




Audiobooks listened to in September:
  • Dear Girl by Anji Mayrock

The A to Z Reading Challenge

Next up is the A to Z Reading Challenge

Better progress with this challenge too.

A to Z Reading Challenge 2020 Progress Report


Books read this month:

R- Reality Girl by Jessica Hildreth


Armed with a Bingo

I'm also doing the Armed with a Bingo challenge.


Armed with a Bingo Challenge 2020 Progress Report


Books read this month:
  • Dear Girl by Anji Mayrock (Poetry Collection)
  • Reality Girl by Jessica Hildreth (Book of your choice)

2020 Challenges: September Update


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