Tips For Book Blogging
I know what you might be thinking: “Ava, you know nothing about book blogging! You’ve only been blogging for 4 months.” Well, rude person, I have only been blogging for 4 months, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have some tips and suggestions for bloggers! These tips don’t only apply to new bloggers, they could be helpful for anyone!
- Blog for YOU
Remember that you started blogging because you wanted to. Don’t post things just because everyone else is doing it. Don’t think you have to post Top 10 Tuesdays every Tuesday, or at all, if you don’t want to! Make your blog unique. If you like music, post about music! Don’t feel confined to books. Blog about what you like.
- Don’t do it for the ARCs
People can tell if you’re only doing it to receive Advance Reader’s Copies. It’s easy to see, and people aren’t going to want to follow you because of it.
- Post consistently
Don’t sporadically post. Don’t post every day for 4 days, than go on a hiatus for two weeks. It’s easier to spread out your posts if you might not be able to post every day. If you can only post once a week, that’s fine! As long as you’re posting the same day each week. For me, I like to post at least every other day.
Comment on other people’s blogs! And make your comments meaningful. Don’t just say “Great post! Check out my blog @ blah”. Commenting is a great way to get people to notice your blog, if your comments are meaningful and relate to the subject of the post. If you leave a nice, long comment about your thoughts on the subject of the post (especially if it’s a discussion!), the person will possibly check out and follow your blog, or at least remember you the next time you comment, and look at your blog that time. Commenting is also a great way to make blogging friends.
- Post quality content
Don’t post just for the sake of posting. Make your posts quality and interesting for your followers! It’s better to post two great posts every week instead of seven quick posts that took you ten minutes each to write. People can tell the time you’re putting in, and the effort it took you, and it’ll make your blog better and encourage more people to follow you.
- Schedule posts
On WordPress at least, I know you can schedule posts ahead of time, which makes it so much easier to make sure that a certain post goes up on the day it has to, so you don’t forget. Also, by scheduling you can have posts up early, so you don’t have to wake up that early to press the publish button. This way your posts are up for more people to see.
- Create a Twitter
Twitter helps SO MUCH. It’s an easy way to promote posts and gain followers, but also it’s so much fun. You make so many friends through Twitter, and I’ve met people who aren’t just friends, they feel like family.
- Make blogging friends
You can meet some amazing through Twitter and commenting on other blogs. I’ve met a few best friends, and a lot of friends, through Twitter especially. Everyone is so kind and wonderful.
- Participate in Twitter chats
Twitter chats are so much fun!! You meet lots of new bloggers, and your blog might get noticed more if you are engaged in the Twitter blogging community.
- Create a Bloglovin
Bloglovin is a way for people who aren’t on the same blogging platform as you to follow you! If you were using WordPress, through Bloglovin, a person using Blogger could follow your blog, and vice versa. It provides a way to get more followers, and is an easy way to follow blogs and read posts!
What are some blogging tips you have learned? Comment them! Let’s help each other out. Are any of these tips ones you wish you’d known about when you started blogging?
Thanks for reading!