Category: Discussion

Dreaming of the Ultimate Book Promoter Database
In Discussion
April 8, 2018

Dreaming of the Ultimate Book Promoter Database

There is absolutely no purpose to this post beyond wishful thinking on my part and a desire to share this dream with y’all. Recently I was talking with Lili of Utopia State of Mind about how publishing houses have their lists of bloggers and those lists probably have many of the same bloggers on them, especially within the YA world. […]

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How Do You Determine Blogging Success?
In Discussion
March 10, 2018

How Do You Determine Blogging Success?

Alright, folks, moment of honesty here. How many of you have ever labeled another blog/blogger as “big” or “small?” I’ll admit that I’ve done it. In fact, I did it for years. Not publicly so much as to myself, where I was the small fry book blogger who couldn’t compete with the bigger fish. Not a healthy way to look […]

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On Creating a Brand: Who are you as a Book Professional?
In Discussion
February 11, 2018

On Creating a Brand: Who are you as a Book Professional?

I’ve always struggled with the whole “brand” concept. I look at businesses who have their logo stamped on everything and I just know who they are or what they represent. Whether it’s a favorite drink or type of computer, I never have to question or doubt. As a blogger, I’ve never really known how to create that for myself. Because if […]

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I Received an Unsolicited Book. Now What?
In Discussion
January 19, 2018

I Received an Unsolicited Book. Now What?

Dear Teen Me, Whoa! An author just sent you a book and you didn’t even request it! And what’s this? BOOK MAIL ON THE FRONT PORCH?! Shut the front door. But. . . well, you don’t really have any interest in either one, now do you? What are you going to do? This blog series is not intended to be […]

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Your (Blogging) Stats Matter, But YOU Matter More
In Discussion
January 14, 2018

Your (Blogging) Stats Matter, But YOU Matter More

Dear Teen Me, Get off Google Analytics. Close that tab with your page views. Stop checking your Twitter notifications every 5 minutes to see if someone new followed you (or worse, unfollowed you). You’re hitting a blogging slump, I can feel it. Time to step back and re-evaluate what’s important to you. This blog series is not intended to be what […]

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Knowing Why You Blog is Important
In Discussion
January 10, 2018

Knowing Why You Blog is Important

Dear Teen Me, You didn’t know why you wanted to blog when you started out. You just did it because authors had blogs so an aspiring author should have one too, right? And you needed views, so you reviewed books, but that wasn’t the goal (at least not right away). So why did you start a book review blog? This […]

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