Q: Share something you’ve learned about book blogging or just blogging in general in the last month.
Good one, as always. I would say that I've learned consistency matters but you can take a day or two away (as is the case with any sort of blogging). And also, that you should interact with other bloggers, just go around and check out what they're doing on their blogs and leave comments and such. It really gets you more acquainted with the book community and if you're new to it then seeing what others do can be somewhat of a learning process to get yours going. Just stay clear of the drama though, and focus on what you want. Being interactive also gets others coming to your blog and I don't know about you but when different people from around the world stop by my blog and leave messages it gives me the drive to keep blogging.
That's my take on it. How about you?
Oh staying clear of any drama sure is important. So far (*touches wood!*) I haven't had any, and I'm very happy about that.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier, Shane. Have a fantastic Friday!
Lol me either, and that's super good :)Delete
Thanks for stopping by as well :)
I have to agree with your comment and Lexxie's.ReplyDelete
The blogoshpere is a wonderful place and without a community it is rather boring. I try to go to other blogs and not only check them out but leave comments.. I know I totally go gaga over comments, that other people must as well.
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Thanks for coming over.
I totally agree! The friends I've made while blogging was an unexpected but incredibly appreciated perk. I feel like I learn so much and become inspired reading other blogger's sites. Plus, it keeps me up to date on the market and new releases. Wonderful post!ReplyDelete
My Friends Are Fiction
That's awesome :)Delete
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Interaction is key. I figure, what's the point of having a social blog without being social??ReplyDelete
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Thank you for stopping by & following :)Delete
You have some good points there.. I try to comment when I go to someone's blog. :) Thanks for stopping by my FF post.ReplyDelete
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I've learned that too. It's nice meeting new people (via online) from book community.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog. New bloglovin and twitter follower :)
I agree that staying away from drama is extremely important. It's a waste of time, is unprofessional, ruins your reputation, and usually doesn't resolve anything.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for stopping by my FF, Shane.ReplyDelete
Appreciate the Bloglovin' and Twitter follower. I've returned the favour. :)Old GFC follower.
Sandra @ SSBF Blog
i agree with you,visiting back.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michie :)Delete
Visiting and commenting on other blogs is key. You get that interaction going and more exposure for your blog. Plus you're making new friends :) Good to see you this week Shane! Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads
Thank you, good to see you as well :)Delete
Great Post Shane :D What a beautiful blog desing! I add you Google Circles and I'm a new follower for your blog! http://bookerlikeahooker.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
Thank you for following me as well :)Delete
Yes, I feel you. We, bloggers, are supportive and caring.ReplyDelete
Here is my FF http://between-my-lines.blogspot.fr/2013/08/feature-and-follow-21-blogging-knowledge.html
Have a great weekend.
I agree, great answer. It's fun sharing thoughts on books but without anyone to talk to about them, whats the point?ReplyDelete
So, true. I took a step back for a while and now I feel ready to step up to the plate and get things done! Thanks for stopping by my blog! New Follower!ReplyDelete
Ya Book Haven
Shane, that's a fantastic answer. Sort of what I said on my F&F too, that you need to network with other bloggers and the comments keep you going. Knowing that you can take a few days off is important too!ReplyDelete
I'm following via Bloglovin.
Here's my F&F!
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence (I'm also an IFB book tour host!)
I agree that commenting on other people's blogs is important - I wish I had started commenting when I was reading blogs before I had my own blog, I didn't get it until I had my own. But it's so great to interact with other bloggers!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my FF. Old follower :-)
Oh yes, the commenting is definitely important! I'm a new follower on bloglovin. Nice to meet you. :)ReplyDelete
I agree. Keeping in touch with other bloggers via commenting is very important. I try to visit as many blogs as I can each week but it's not always easy.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my FF
Happy Friday :)
Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog
Great answer! I try to interact with as many people as possible. Some weeks I do better than others, but I guess every one goes through that ;) Happy Friday! Old follower.ReplyDelete
Being active within the blogger community is great advice, Shane. I've made some really good friends through blogging and my love of reading.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend!
That's some good advice. I really enjoy getting to know more bloggers, and see what they like to read. happy Friday!ReplyDelete
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My Feature & Follow
Whit@Whit's Book World
You're right. Having someone follow you is great but getting to know them through posts and comments is even cooler. I'm following quite a few people who are YA and NA bloggers. They aren't my favourite genre but I like the way they review books and it gives me an insight into a different book world.ReplyDelete
Always interact! If you don't how will people get to know you or meet you??? Good answer!ReplyDelete
Angela's Anxious Life
I thought starting a book blog would be easy. The amount of information to learn is so huge. I liked your post.
New follower via Google Friend Connect.
When I first started blogging I thought this community was chill. I was so surprised when I started reading about blogger wars, author v. reader, plagiarism etc. I just had to steer clear of those and laugh it off.
Hello, Shane! I love your post. Very spot on! As for going absent for a day or two, I have to agree. We still have lives outside of blogging and getting too absorbed with this world might lead to blogging burn out. On an average, I only post 4-5 times a week. <3ReplyDelete
And staying away from the drama, so true! <3
Old follower here! Thanks for dropping by my FF!
Good point about the drama ... not exactly sure why more of that seems to be happening these days!ReplyDelete
new follower on Bloglovin! have a great week ahead!
It's hard to "always" stay out of the drama, but it seems like drama follows around some bloggers like a dog on a leash. Although those bloggers might like the short term attention, the rest of us just don't want anything to do with them because of it.ReplyDelete
And commenting is important! <-- thanks for visiting my FF!
I agree.... stay clear of the drama!! For sure!ReplyDelete
Thanx for visiting my FF!
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
Great advice. I definitely want to stay clear of the drama!ReplyDelete
New follower via Bloglovin' and G+. :)
Wanda @ A Book Lover's Retreat