BBAW Day Five- Blogging
The world of blogging is continually changing. Share 3 things you are essential tried and true practices for every blogger and 1-3 new trends or tools you’ve adapted recently or would like to in the future.
I still consider myself a bit of a newbie in the blogging world- but here is what I have figured out so far:
1. Reviewing isn't always going to be fun. I know, I know- I have been told, you should blog unless you love it. I love READING and I want to share that love with everyone else- THAT is why I blog. I don't consider myself an expert writer and I am not the most eloquent person (I try to compensate with humor ha ha). I keep reviewing because I love reading other people's reviews and I want to be part of this community and this online discussion of books. I have slumps, but I also have really productive weeks too!
2. I get my blog posts ready in advance- it helps SO MUCH. If I get a large mass of books, I will prepare blog posts for each book with the pictures, info, summary, etc and save them as drafts- I have had up to 20 draft posts at one time. It helps so much because I can just put in my thoughts and hit post! Before I was spending 30 minutes on each post and feeling like I hadn't accomplished much. Now that has changed!
3. Twitter. I am not a huge fan of twitter- never was. But Twitter is an invaluable tool for bloggers. You can make connections, have conversations, and get to know authors and other bloggers- you really should be a part of it if you are a blogger!
My New Trend- It seems to be vlogging. I am just not there yet- I don't want everyone to see me (and I feel awkward talking to my computer). I am considering doing co-blogging with Mandi. I could actually have a conversation with her about it- and that could be fun!