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 is ran by Ashley, a book blogger, and blog designer. Here are some sample articles that are realy great:
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 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
Jenny’s blog was one I just recently discovered, and I love her posts! She has plenty of interesting discussion posts!
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.
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.
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.
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.