Today’s BookBlogWriMo theme is “Advice for Newbie Bloggers”. I’m not going to lie, inside I still feel like a bit of a newbie blogger even though I’ve been blogging for about 8 months now. But I’ll give you what I’ve found to be helpful.
- Get involved in memes – Top Ten Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, etc. Not only do they help with idea posts (which can be hard to come up with once you realize you need to post a lot), but they are also really fun and help you get involved in the book blogging community, which is full of awesome and supportive people.
- Post consistently – I try to post something every day or at least 5 times a week. Some people can’t do that, but I have found that posting consistently keeps people coming back to your blog and following it. Take advantage of the scheduling feature in WordPress. Have a day when you have several hours free? Write several posts and schedule them for the week to come. It’ll help keep the stress level down.
- Don’t stress – I have an issue with getting overly stressed for hardly any reason. It’s something that I deal with, but you’re I’m blogging because I love talking about books and meeting other likeminded people. I’m blogging for fun and because it makes me happy. So if you can’t post that day or you take a few days to write a review, so? Don’t stress.
- Be passionate and honest – This is something that I’ve just found with my reviews. People have told me they like my reviews for my passion and honesty. Those are both things that I try to be in my everyday life, so of course it’s going to come across in my writing. When I love a book, you’re going to know it. I’m not going to sugarcoat how I feel either. People respond to this and will come to trust your reviews if you are honest.
Well, this is the core of my advice to other bloggers. Do you guys have anything you’d add to this list?