Category: Discussion

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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My eReader Solution to Migraines
In Discussion
January 2, 2018

My eReader Solution to Migraines

When I was a kid, I used to get migraines all the time. It wasn’t as bad as it is now but, then again, I didn’t get my first laptop until junior year of high school and my first smartphone in college. Now, being heavily involved online in the book community as well as using eReaders a lot, the migraines just […]

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2018 is the Year of Shopping Affiliate
In Discussion
December 31, 2017

2018 is the Year of Shopping Affiliate

I’ve been thinking a lot about the expenses that go into running a blog. For me, that means self-hosting and giveaways, primarily. The former is a bit more costly but only comes around once a year, the latter builds up quickly. Running a blog isn’t always cheap. At least, not for the things I use. Anything I can do to […]

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