We’re now on day three of Book Bloggers Appreciation Week, and I’ve been loving every minute of it.
Amy asked us to share answers to a couple blogging advice questions.
What is one thing you wish you knew about blogging when you started or what advice would you give a newbie blogger?
When I started blogging, I wish I’d started with a full feed reader, like I have now. When I was first starting to blog, I had a hard time finding many blogs I really wanted to read. That’s what’s great about BBAW — there’s that huge list of participants, and even better the winners in so many categories of book blogs being announced throughout the week.
That said, when I started blogging, I wish I’d known what kind of a time commitment I was getting myself into. It doesn’t happen in your sleep, that’s for sure!
What is your best blogging tip?
Maybe everyone is doing this, but I’ve just discovered this practice, and it has helped me tremendously with getting book reviews posted in a timely manner, that I’m happy with, and that I am not continually nagging myself about all the pieces they’re missing. The secret? Start your review as a draft when you start reading the book. Then, when you think of something you definitely want to include, it’s not that difficult to add it to the existing draft post. I’m not perfect at doing this every time, but this is especially ideal for those books that are read over a longer period of time. In my world, though, even reviews of less-than-one-day reads would benefit from this practice.
What are your tips? Have you tried the above? With success, or no?