Being part of the bookish community is like finding the home you didn’t realise you needed. People who understand why you cry over fictional characters? Who also blog? Throwing yourself into the community can be daunting though, particularly when you’re new. So just how should you go about diving into the community?
Part of running a blog, involves commenting and blog hopping. Now I’m sure we’re all familiar with what commenting is, it’s a form of engagement. Blog hopping, not everyone may be familiar with this term. Basically, you hop to someone’s blog post to read it and engage with it in some way. Likes, comments, sharing via social media all count.
Full on disclaimer here, I’m sat here writing this in October 2018. I know! Crazy right, who in their right mind would wanna schedule THAT far ahead?
Me. I do. I need to cause I like having breathing room, but what with dealing with my inner perfectionist, (my thoughts on embracing or destroying our inner perfectionist). It’s hard to get that breathing room where I know for now, I’m ok. By ok I mean my posts are scheduled and I can focus on other things.
For me, scheduling is my life jacket. Maybe you don’t like scheduling, but have you ever thought about pre writing a few posts?
Consistency is key with blogging, in order to grow your blog, you need to be consistent. Hence today’s discussion is, why I schedule like it’s going outta fashion. My reasons why, along with alternatives for those of you who struggle or don’t like scheduling ahead.
You’ve got your blog, it’s set up now…what do you post? What should my first post be? What am I going to post on my blog, other than book reviews?
These are all questions we’ve had, at some point in our blogging lives. You’re probably thinking your niche is books, which is mostly accurate, but I’ll list some other niche’s you can dabble in if you want. I’ll also be briefly breaking down the content types, giving you a quick summary of the types, pros and cons.
No matter your niche, there are some basic things, which apply to all blogs. Including: blog name, blog URL, theme, overall appearance and the platform you choose to have your blog on.
This is going to be a brief rundown on the things you should be considering, when making your blog, these points are focused towards people wanting to start a book blog. So, let’s get into the basics.