Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic: Top Ten Tips for New Book Bloggers
I still consider myself to be very new at blogging. My blog is almost a year old but I feel like I still have a ton to learn. I can't wait to see what everyone's tips and here a few that I have learned along the way.
1.) Participate in Memes- This was something I did from the very beginning and it really helped me find cool blogs that I could watch and learn from.
2.) Blogging takes a lot of time- Yes, reading takes time but writing reviews, following other blogs, participating in memes, and updating your blog takes a TON of time. I wish I had as much time to devote to my blog as I would like.
3.) Schedule posts- It took me a long time to use this functionality. When you have some free time, write up some posts that you can schedule for a week or a month. I feel a lot less stressed about my blog when I know I have things scheduled for a few days.
4.) Netgalley is your friend-Take advantage of netgalley. It is a great place to start getting review copies of books.
5.) Participate in Challenges, Readalongs, etc-These are really fun ways to get to know other bloggers and usually these help to take a chunk out of your TBR pile.
6.) Followers aren't everything- I appreciate my followers so much but it took me a while to figure out that the number of followers you have isn't the most important part of your blog. Don't whore your blog out just so that number is super high. I definitely think that when it comes to followers, quality is more important than quantity. I may not have a lot of followers but the ones I have are AWESOME!
7.) It's supposed to be fun!- I really enjoy blogging but right now I have kind of been on a break (life has gotten in the way) and haven't been blogging as much. When it stops being fun, take a break and come back to it.
That's all I have this week. What tips do you have? Leave me a link in the comments so I can stop by!