Why hello there, and happy Thursday to you!
This post totally snuck up on me this week. Since the time change, I’ve been so off with time and day of the week, that I didn’t realize that it was Thursday until…Thursday. So, sorry for getting this up a bit late!
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Dun dun dunnnnn! Yeah, it’s a scary term in the book blogging world. However, it’s a healthy topic to discuss, as well!
This post, Negative Reviews, Spread Them or Nahh? was written and shared by the lovely Vee over at Vee Reading. Discussing negative book reviews, and if they should be shared with others and on other social media platforms is a debatable topic. While negative reviews aren’t always pleasent, sometimes they are necessary. Be sure to check out this post and give some feedback with your thoughts on this topic!
Sophia over at Bookwyrming Thoughts had a great post about why us book bloggers (and bloggers in general) keep creating content. In other words, we blog a lot about books and related topics. Why Do We Create Content? Why Do We Continue Creating Content? discusses not only the reason behind being creative on our blogs, but also the benefits from it. Thanks for keeping me on my toes, Sophia!
Writing Reviews from Experience
Anthony over at Keep Reading Forward posted What I’ve Learned After 100 Reviews. I don’t know about you, but writing 100 reviews is a huge accomplishment! (Congrats, Anthony!) I think there is some valuable material here, especially maintaining your singular voice as a blogger. Remembering that writing reviews takes time, it’s important to allow yourself time to write quality reviews, and not rush through them. As book bloggers, we have a huge opportunity to help steer readers towards or away from books, so writing with a clear mind is key.
Changing Scenery: Migration from Blogger to (free) WordPress
Lauren from Northern Plunder wrote a valuable guest post on AvalinahsBooks page about her experience and process with transitioning her blog from Blogger to WordPress. Has anyone else out there had to make the painful transition to a different platform? I’m still in this process. If you are considering moving your Blogger to free WordPress, be sure to check this out!
Attending a Book Signing
I was so excited when I came across this post by Sophie at Beware of the Reader. I’ve never been to a big book signing event–but hope to attend one someday! In her “Blogging Bolder” series, she wrote a 101 guide to preparing and attending book signing! Seeing how I know nothing about how they work, this post gives a step-by-step guide to book signings and was so insightful! I’ll be postmarking this post for future reference for sure!