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TODAY I’m listing all the things we book bloggers do. And just how much we do! So you can a) print this on shiny floral paper and mail it to all your relatives so they take your book blog very very seriously, and b) you can read this and be reminded just how awesome you are. Because you are pretty awesome, FYI, do not forget this. *
1.BOOK BLOGGERS SPEND COUNTLESS HOURS READING, WHICH IS ACTUALLY QUITE A LOT OF WORK ON THE BRAIN.
2.THE ACTUAL “BOOK BLOG” IS ONLY THE BEGINNING,BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY HAVE A GAZILLION THINGS THAT SPIN OFF THAT.
Most of us start out by blogging and then we GROW to many other creative outlets.
● bookstagram — which is photography of books on instagram
● website design
● upkeeping a twitter or facebook or tumblr or ALL OF THEM
● guest posting on other websites
● designing fanart and promoting it
● writing books or composing music or JUST ABOUT ANY OTHER CREATIVE TALENT that can still compliment your blog and give you a topic to rattle on about
● Keeping up with Street Teams, Fan Pages and Messenger posts
3.BOOK BLOGGERS DON’T SLEEP
Don’t believe me? Look at this list of things we have to do in a day!
● read a book, or multiple books because PUBLISHERS WON’T STOP PUBLISHING BOOKS OMG AND HOW DO WE KEEP UP
● write a review
● write a discussion post which requires brain powers probably
● take photos and edit them for #bookstagram
● tweet something hilarious
● or at least tweet something intelligent
● okay fine; just tweet something
● answer comments and visit back blogs, which can take hours by the way
● procrastinate because that’s what all the good artists do
● do other small things like go to work or school or raise small children or buy food or clean the house or cook food or socialise — I mean, these are tiny things, of course, no big deal
SO CLEARY BLOGGERS DO NOT SLEEP. THIS IS JUST A FACT.
Thanks muchly to Paperfury.com for the above
material, they said everything I needed to start
say. It’s all so very true. There just aren’t
enough hours in the day to be a blogger, and it’s
not just about writing out a review. Here’s the
process of just one review.
● Read the book, yup a no brainer.
● Gather all of your information needed to make a post. This includes Cover photos, promo photos, any promo material you might have, links if available. (If not, go to every buy site, look up the book and find the links yourself, and copy/paste them on the blog.)
● Map out and design your blog. If you are working with a book PR company such as Rockstar PR or Social Butterfly PR, they provide all a blogger needs, most times in an easy c/p HTML code
Write out your review, and please don’t read a
book if you don’t like the subject. It’s not fair to
the author. Don’t downgrade your rating for
things editing, or content you don’t like. Editing
is the editors purview, and most times bloggers
or reviewers get ARCs (Advanced Reader
Copies) they are pre-editing copies.
See the following for some helpful hints.
Then, the blog is copied to Facebook and
plus any other social media the blogger uses.
review itself also goes to Amazon, Goodreads,
Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and any other point of
Plus there are street teams, fan groups, and all
sorts of publishers and PR firms we are
responsible to. But, we do this because at the
of it all…
We LOVE our Authors!!!
Thank You for inviting me here today, and also for giving me such wonderful books to blog about! <3