Tag: book blogging

Blogtober 2019 Wrap-Up

Blogtober 2019 Wrap-Up

So today it’s the last day of October (Happy Halloween!), and the end of Blogtober 2019! As I spoke about yesterday, I’m surprised I managed to successfully post every day in October, but somehow I did! This was my first ever Blogtober, so I’m glad it was a success, and I had so much fun writing all of my posts (even if it was a little stressful at times). Anyway, I thought I’d wrap things up with a full list of all the posts I published this October, in case you missed anything! Thanks so much to everyone who has… Read more »

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5 Things I’ve Learnt From Blogging Every Day in October

5 Things I’ve Learnt From Blogging Every Day in October

As you may know, I’ve been taking part in Blogtober this month, and so have posted a blog post here every day in October. Tomorrow is the final day, and I already have my final post ready, so I think it’s safe to say I’ve been successful! Back at the beginning, I wasn’t entirely sure that I would manage it… I was going into this challenge off the back of a terrible blogging slump, and so the idea of having to post every day for a month was overwhelming. But I wanted to take part anyway, and just see how… Read more »

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The Best Things About Book Blogging

The Best Things About Book Blogging

I’ve now been book blogging for over five years, and I can honestly say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. As someone who is famous for taking up new hobbies and then quitting them weeks later, it just goes to show how much I’ve got out of book blogging, that I’m still at it! So I thought it was about time I did a little ‘book blogging appreciation post’, and shared the things I consider to be the best about book blogging. So if you’re on the fence about starting your own blog, read on and get… Read more »

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Mid Blogtober Update

Mid Blogtober Update

We’re now halfway through Blogtober 2019, so I thought I’d do a mid-month check-in post on how it’s going (yes, this post is probably cheating!). To my surprise, I’ve managed to post every day so far! And that includes the five days I was away in Scarborough, staying in a caravan without Wi-fi (thankfully I had a good phone signal!). It was a massive pain writing blog posts on my phone though… from predictive text constantly changing perfectly ordinary words to random ones, and accidentally deleting half my post when I shut down an internet window, it was far from… Read more »

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Another 15 Book Blog Post Ideas

Another 15 Book Blog Post Ideas

One of the hardest things about book blogging is consistently having to come up with new ideas for posts. That’s definitely something I’m struggling with at the moment, as I’m part way through Blogtober, and having to come up with new ideas every day is proving much harder than the actual writing part! So I thought it would be a good idea to brainstorm some ideas, and share them in a blog post for anyone else who’s struggling. I’ve previously done some other blog post ideas posts, so check them out if you need further inspiration: 15 Book Blog Post… Read more »

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Blogging Slumps Suck

Blogging Slumps Suck

So, for the past few months I’ve been stuck in a seemingly never-ending blogging slump, and it seriously sucks. It all started back in December when I went through a lot of major life changes – moving to a new city, starting a new job etc. – and I found I just had less time and mental energy for blogging. At the time, that was totally understandable, but it’s now eight months later, and I feel like I never really got my blogging mojo back. I tend to have the odd period of productivity, and then it all goes downhill… Read more »

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I’m taking part in the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge!

I’m taking part in the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge!

I don’t take part in many blog challenges, but for the past few years I’ve been taking part in the Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight, and it’s so much fun I’m doing it again this year! Discussion posts are easily my favourite type of blog posts to both read and write, and the Discussion Challenge is a great way to find loads of interesting bookish discussions, and share your own. I’ve actually found so many great blogs and bloggers through the Discussion Challenge, and it’s really… Read more »

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Should your Goodreads target challenge you?

Should your Goodreads target challenge you?

So, it’s that time of year again when everyone is setting their goals and resolutions for the New Year. And whilst most people want to lose weight, or eat healthier, or quit smoking, us bookworms just want to read lots of books in the coming year! And not only that, but we want to formalise that goal by publicly setting ourselves a target on Goodreads! But how exactly do you go about setting that target? In a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago about being a slow reader in the blogosphere, I touched on this issue, and about… Read more »

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Being A Slow Reader in the Book Blogging Community

Being A Slow Reader in the Book Blogging Community

Until last year, I had never taken part in the Goodreads Challenge, and therefore had absolutely no idea how many books I read in a year. I was completely oblivious, bumbling my way through book after book, and never counting how many I was actually finishing in a week, a month, a year… However, last year I finally decided to take part in the Goodreads Challenge, and I actually really enjoyed it! I feel like it encouraged me to read more, and I liked having that record of everything I’d read in the year, as opposed to completely forgetting everything… Read more »

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How To Deal With Blogger Envy

How To Deal With Blogger Envy

Jealousy is an ugly emotion, but let’s face it: we’ve all felt it. It’s a perfectly natural emotion, which has only been intensified by modern society’s addiction to the internet. We spend our lives browsing through other people’s highlight reels – their beautiful holiday snaps and gushy enagagement announcements – and it makes us feel insecure about our own lives. And for us bloggers, who spend a lot of our time online, this emotion can be multiplied tenfold: perhaps you just read another blogger’s post that was so good you wish you could have written it, or they have a… Read more »

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