Increasing your following, engagement and overall stats of your book blog isn’t easy. Never mind when you’re a newbie/small blogger, feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to be doing. The points I’m sharing today, are ones which have helped me, throughout my 3 years as a book blogger. I’ve split up the main three sections, with subsections within so we can dive a bit deeper into the how’s, what’s and why’s. I hope this post can help you out but a reminder that you should be having fun when blogging!
In my early days of blogging, I thought I needed to be creating multiple posts a week to get engagement. Whilst I wasn’t totally wrong, I’ve learned a lot in my 3 years of blogging, one of the things I’ve learned is quality > quantity. It can be very easy to fall into this hustle like culture, even with a book blog, where we make no money but it’s like a second job. You fall into this grind, you find your flow and many of us have experienced it with our blogs. The dizzying highs where we felt like we’d never run out of content to the dark lows where we consider quitting forever.
I can’t believe I’m about to immortalise my old formatting for years to come in screenshots. Future me is already cringing at this. Something that’s hugely important with the creation of posts, is the formatting of them, how they’re laid out. Have I always had aesthetically pleasing formatting? No…although eventually it will appear that way because I intend to reformat every single post so it matches. Grab a cuppa friends, as I’m about to take you down memory lane and explain my formatting process as it changed.
I’ve been wanting to do a post about my process for a while now. Blog hopping is something I thoroughly enjoy doing, I enjoy hopping more than I enjoy consume videos. Simply because I prefer to consume written content over visual content. I also love spreading love to other book bloggers, it brings me a lot of joy. In this post I’ll show you how I go about hopping as well as linking to some other book bloggers, fabulous posts which can help you improve your blog hopping!
Blogging has taught me so much, I’ve gained new skills, learned that I am terrible at using commas correctly, made amazing friends and so much more! However I’ve also learned a lot about myself, for instance I love schedules but they can also be the reason for my burn outs. Even though this month I’ll have been blogging for 3 years, I still catch myself comparing my blog, my journey to others. In the spirit of my blog turning 3 this month I’m going to be sharing 3 important lessons my blog’s taught me.
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New to book blogging on WordPress? Never fear I’ve got you covered, well partially covered with this post, as I’m sure there are other tips I’ve missed and have yet to discover myself! Whether you’re new to using a free WordPress account or you’ve been using it for a while, hopefully this post can help make your blogging life a wee bit easier.
As a book blogger I sometimes feel like I’m stuck on this hamster wheel. A wheel that. Never. Stops. Spinning. I did a wee bit of reflecting at the end of December 2019, when I was planning January content and I remembered, how I’d ended up taking a 3 month long hiatus to recharge my batteries. Don’t get me wrong, the hiatus was hard but lovely and eye opening. I just don’t want to have to go on such a long hiatus again if I can help it. This is where the new schedule comes in….