I don’t know about you guys, but for me, creating a book blog was an impulsive decision of mine, one I’m glad I made after stalking some book bloggers for over a year. The problem was that I wasn’t well prepared to start any blog, never mind a book blog.
You do not know how much I wanted people to tell me certain things before I actually started book blogging, which is why I am going to do you guys a favor and tell you the top three advice and tips for blogging beginners (according to me, some people might not think these are the top three advice every new blogger should know) that I wish I knew before I started book blogging. Who knows – it may not be too late for you!
The first advice I’ll like to give new bloggers is this: Plan some posts ahead of time. The schedule option will be your new best friend. When I first started out, I only had one review written and that’s it. To make matters worse, that one review was written after the day I started my blog. (Kind of embarrassing, don’t you think?) I wasn’t posting everyday or even every two days, I think I was posting once every three or four days and sometimes double posting reviews a day. I want to shake my old self and tell myself to just schedule some posts.
Social media is also a must. As you can see from my The Awesomeness of Twitter Post, I used to shun social media, especially twitter, but once I actually made a twitter account and used it, I totally changed my mind. Twitter and social media in general does wonders for you and your blog.
My last advice to you guys: Interact with other bloggers! I was in the blogosphere for five months until I actually crawled out of my rock and started interacting with other bloggers. Trust me, those five months of blogging was no fun since I was just sitting there, never commenting on other people’s blogs but hoping that somehow, someone will somehow land on my blog and start a conversation. I wish I knew that hey, we can start the conversation. People don’t bite. (Well, most people.)
How about you? What advice would you give to new book bloggers (or any blogger really)?