Friday, September 16, 2011

BBAW - Blogging, Best Practices for me

Today’s Topic

The world of blogging is continually changing. Share 3 things you are essential tried and true practices for every blogger and 1-3 new trends or tools you’ve adapted recently or would like to in the future.

I have been blogging for 2 years now and these are my:

Best Practices

1)  Comment, comment, comment

2)  Write a review at least once a week (Only memes posted may not get you consistent followers)

3)  Create email just for blogging.  I found this so important, no spam to account, easy to organise blog emails, review request, comment responses etc, this is a must in my opinion.

4)  Wherever you keep track of your books, record who the recommendation came from, another way to network with bloggers, most appreciate you linking them but also what a great way to acknowledge a bloggers review made you choose a book.  I use LibraryThing and it is perfect for note taking.

New Trends

Some of the new trends are not for me, Facebook, Twitter etc, I do not do social media, in my professional role I have seen how it interrupts with life in such a negative way.  Blogging is good enough for me.

For me the new trend personally is to be yourself and:

1)  Create events or Challenges specific to a genre or topic in order to meet more bloggers with the same interest or goals.


Thrill Week - An event for fans of Thriller, Mystery, Suspense and Horror

I Want More Challenge - There are so many amazing authors but sometimes we get caught up in reading all the new we forget about the authors that have already impressed, excited us, gave us what all readers want, a great read, that wow moment, so this Challenge is to show all the authors that have pleased us already how thankful we are by reading more of their literary works.

Hope you enjoyed BBAW Week, great to meet so many of you, I look forward to building blogging friendships with you.

Enjoy the weekend.  My Giveaway is International, click on the BBAW image above.


  1. These are great tips! Me being a newer blogger, I came up with more generalized ideas, so I appreciate what you have spelled out above. Great post--Rae

  2. Great post. I could really use some of those challenge suggestions. Making a note right now. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great tips! I totally agree!

    As our blogs are reflect our personality, we all look out for different blogging tools. One should go for that which suits her/his blog. One should always keep the reader in mind. After all, we all want readers on our blog. And comments!

    Here is my post:

    BBAW 2011: Readers

  4. I especially agree with making sure some of your posts are reviews and creating a separate blog email. Mine pulls to my personal account, but Gmail offers some awesome tools to keep them separate even though I read them together.

  5. I have an account just for blogging. I think it would make me crazy if I didn't. Great advice.

  6. Good ideas! And I'm commenting! Have a great reading weekend.

  7. I too keep track of who recommended a book to me - I do this on Goodreads so that whenever I get around to reading it, I know who to thank and link to in a review. Great advice!


  8. noting where I got a recommendation from is one thing I really must do.

    great advice, Marce


  9. I haven't heard of your "I Want More" challenge. It's a great idea.

  10. I hadn't thought of keeping track of where I get book rec's from - great idea - thank you!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  11. I like your suggestions-- I don't do a good job of keeping track of where I get book recommendations from, and I should do more-- it's also easy in Goodreads, where I do most of my reading tracking.

  12. Great strategies! The one I like best is having a separate email account for my blog. That really saves a heck lot of pain when sorting through emails!

  13. Beautiful picture interesting how they share the books and the literature they like


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