Resources for Book Bloggers

Posted April 17, 2015 by Pamela Nicole in Blogging / 6 Comments

This post is brought to you today because of a moment of revelation. Looking through the stats of the blog, and where the traffic was coming from, I realized one thing. Most of my traffic is made up of people who also blog. And if you check other people’s blog. you will also notice that a lot of people who comment, can be clicked on, and that link will take you to a blog. We post reviews, and bookish related things. But once in a while, I think it doesn’t hurt to offer some support to one another.

When I started blogging I combed the internet for articles on how to blog, advice for book bloggers, how to get people to actually read what I write… etc, etc. And well, I ran into some very useless advice, and others so precious I’d give them a standing ovation any time. I saw blogs who clearly weren’t thinking about the readers’ urge to claw out their eyes at the dark backgrounds and sparkly fonts, and others who looked so stylish and beautiful it took my breath away.

I want us to have wonderful blogs. So, why make a tutorial about things I’m no expert on, when I can link you directly to the source?

Let’s get started!

 

Nosegraze

Nosegraze is ran by Ashley, a book blogger, and blog designer. Here are some sample articles that are realy great:

How to Choose a Blogging Platform that is Right For You

* 6 Things You Don’t Need in Your Sidebar

* How to Write Discussion Posts

You can also ceck out her shop, where she sells pre-made wordpress themes, plugins (the Ultimate Book Blogger plugin has been on my TO BUY list for so long!) and also can design your blog according to your own preferences downright with graphics, header, social icons and all you want.

 

Cuddlebuggery

Cuddlebuggery is managed by Steph, Kat and Meg. They have some cool articles on Blogger Anonimity and ARCs. Besides, their reviews are hilarious. Seriously, you can read them for hours. XD

* Five of the Worst Ways to ask for Print ARCs

* Blogging Anonimously Part 1

* Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Reviewer?

 

 Jenny In Neverland

Jenny’s blog was one I just recently discovered, and I love her posts! She has plenty of interesting discussion posts!

* 7 Things I’ve Learnt Since I Started Blogging

* Book Blogging Tips

Blogger Interview with Charlene Wedgner!

 

Fabulous Blogging

This site is amazing. I just discovered it and it has EVERYTHING you need to know. I’m kind of fed up that I didn’t know about it sooner. Sure, it’s not targeted to book bloggers, it’s for anyone with a scrap of cyber space out there, actually, and there’s brilliant advice on taking care of that scrap of cyber space.

I don’t understand what services I need in order to get a self-hosted WordPress blog

*  What are some beginner mistakes I should avoid with WordPress?

*  How do I get my post to show up on the first page of search results for a particular topic?

 

Shabby Book Blogs

They have lots of free content you can use for your blog, and they’re all high quality. As you may have noticed, I use a couple of things here in A Writer’s Tales.

 

Xpresso Book Tours

I know a lot of people already use this, but I wanted to put it out there just in case :). As you can gather, they offer sign-ups for Book Blitzes, Cover Reveals, and Book Tours. And also, there’re review copies up for grabs.

NetGalley

And we should never forget about Netgalley! It provides ARCs in behalf of publishers and authors, and acts as a pretty  efficient bridge between them and reviewers. It’s very easy to set up an account, and start requesting the titles you’re interested in. Sometimes you get accepted, sometimes you don’t, but it’s all experience.

 

 

Don’t fool yourself. There are literally TONS of awesome advice out there for bloggers. So check these ones out, and also search for your own! You never know what’ll work for you.

 

Did you like these links? Which did you find the more useful? Do you have any great advice to share, or where we can find it?*

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