I thought I’d put together a little post cataloguing all the cool things I’ve learned since I became a blogger last year. I’m dedicating this one to Dave at TheWriteReads…
In no particular order:
- Bloggers are amazing people. I’m so happy that I’ve met many wonderful people here on WordPress and on Twitter. Everyone is eager to help newbies learn the ropes and welcome them into the mix.
- NetGalley is pretty amazing: I tend to refresh a little too much during the day… I love the anticipation of a new arc coming out and clicking request… But then the wait!!! Oh, the waiting game!!!
- Never tag authors in bad reviews! Duh!
- A good routine is key to getting my blogging done. Taking time every day to work on my blog literally helps my health. It gives me a positive goal.
- Mixing up my reading genres is fun. I mostly read SFF. But I had only read a couple graphic novels before starting my blog, mostly because they were too expensive. But I found the library app Hoopla, and I’m out of control now! I also have loved getting into some excellent nonfiction reads. Oh, and a little YA. Gotta know what my students are reading, but I’ve actually always been a fan of YA.
- Reviews come in all shapes and sizes. Mine started out pretty short, and then they got a little longer and felt more like homework. In the past 6 months, I’ve found a happy middle ground of sorta short, but hopefully informative.
- Put that review up on the sites. Authors need boosts!
- TheWriteReads is a great group that promotes all the fun we have as bloggers. I love reading the daily posts. Some are straight book reviews and some dive into the issues surrounding our hobby. No matter what, they are always interesting. Thank you so much to Dave for all his hard work!!!
- I love, love the idea of getting my hands on new books and seeing other bloggers’ takes on them. Commenting on and sharing their reviews is important to me. It allows me to share my love of reading.
- Blogging inspired me to get a Little Library in my front yard. It’s always fun to see what kinds of books people pick up from the library and what people leave.