Blogging Tips

Blogging, blogging improvement, FAQ, tips & advice, & to serve as a way to mentor other bloggers. Whether it's how to increase your traffic, add a third column to your template or bounce off ideas for each other, this place is for you.

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This forum is not for advertisement. Please do not post links to book reviews or giveaways in this group.

If you are an author, feel free to learn from the blogging tips here but please no dot post about your book trying to look for reviewers. Please refrain from using this forum for blatant self-promotion whether you be a blogger or an author. Repeat offenses will be gently reminded and then banned if behavior doesn't stop.

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Don't hesitate to use this group to your advantage. Happy Blogging!

Discussion Forum

Integrating non-book-related content 5 Replies

Hi guys!I'm curious about whether you post non-book-related content on your book blog, and if so, how this has worked out for you. I had a baby last year, and don't really have enough hours in the…Continue

Started by Constance Reader. Last reply by Shanquetta Lewis Aug 13, 2014.

How do I join/find out about blog tours? 12 Replies

Hey Guys!  So I've been steadily gaining followers and blog traffic over the last month due to your awesome suggestions! Now, it's time for another question :) - I've seen a bunch of bloggers…Continue

Started by Lisa Parkin. Last reply by Shelly Ice Sep 14, 2013.

A question for bloggers, readers, and authors

We are looking for discussion on a couple of topics over at The Cove:What do you wish other book review bloggers would/would not do?I have issues with:-font size/font style/background…Continue

Started by Book Cove Reviews Jul 5, 2013.

Trying Something Different

I have never, never written an poetry, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I wanted to see how my readers would respond. Check out the post and let me know what you think. I'll post on here how I think…Continue

Tags: Humor, Writing, Poetry

Started by G Tyler Mills Apr 13, 2013.

Need a good blog designer 6 Replies

Since I work full time and keep up two blogs, I don't really have time to learn how to fancy up my own blog.  Does anyone know a good blog designer who can help me out?  I don't mind paying for good…Continue

Started by Maria Waddell. Last reply by Christine Corretti, Ph.D. Apr 5, 2013.

Follow for a Follow

Hello everyone!Follow my blog and I will follow yours (except if it's erotica):

Tags: literary, review, literature, online, verse

Started by Amy Pollard Jan 10, 2013.

Kindle or 50.00 Gift Card to Best buy or Amazon!

**THE BIGGEST GIVEAWAY YET!** Here it is! It's no secret that authors need reviews (as well as likes). I have a goal of obtaining 200 reviews in 2 weeks in preparation for my pitch to a few big wig…Continue

Started by KB Lever Jan 4, 2013.

My first blog tour

Hello.I'm going to be organizing my first ever blog tour and giveaway soon, for a novel to be published some time around New Years, give or take a month. Obviously I'm new to this so I'm looking for…Continue

Tags: tour, blog, giveaways

Started by Henry Brown Nov 21, 2012. Blog Questions 8 Replies

Do you blog at Questions? This is the place!

Started by Maw Books. Last reply by Juli D. Revezzo Oct 20, 2012.

Must Login to Wordpress to Comment 1 Reply

I should've asked this during Bloggiesta last weekend but I didn't think of it. I want to comment on blogs - some are self-hosted and others are on - and I am taken to a Wordpress page…Continue

Started by Amber Stults. Last reply by Elizabeth Silver's Reviews Oct 3, 2012.

Jacob Rogers Suicide 1 Reply

I'm Jacob's aunt. Jacob Rogers commited suicide on Dec.7, 2011 do to unrelenting bulling at school because he was a homosexual. I have started a Facebook Page called Jacob's Diary where kids and…Continue

Started by Melissa Rogera. Last reply by Nicolas Aug 15, 2012.

A little help for my blog please. 3 Replies

Second to writing my novels, I love writing for my blog the best, but I'm in need of some guidnence and hopefully some of you can help me. I love suspence and murder type books. Basically all things…Continue

Started by Brittany Weddle. Last reply by Lecuts Aug 6, 2012.

Help Me Help My Blog! (January's Thread) 165 Replies

Many of us would love a place to ask specific questions about our blogs and get your input! So, I think this is how it will work and if you have any ideas, let me know. If we can discuss 1-2 blogs a…Continue

Started by Maw Books. Last reply by J H GAINES Jun 26, 2012.

Commenting, Tweeting, Networking, Still Few Followers 30 Replies

Hi Everyone,  I've had my blog Read.Breathe.Relax for awhile, but I've recently decided to really build it up. I post 4-5 times a week, comment on similar blogs, tweet my posts and network (like on…Continue

Tags: followers, help, blog

Started by Lisa Parkin. Last reply by Flora Bateman Jun 13, 2012.

Gadget to make a picture/blog button carousel on Blogger blog 1 Reply

I have seen quite a few carousels that have pictures or blog buttons on them (u can still click the blog button and link back to the blog) I was wondering if anyone knew where I could go to make this…Continue

Started by Books And Beyond. Last reply by Rachel Richardson Jun 11, 2012.

10 tips for better blog content! 8 Replies

Hello all lovely bloggers!:)Since I started blogging, there was some stuff that worked for me, some tht did not. So, I thought why not share my thoughts with my fellow bloggers.Want to read some…Continue

Started by Komal Mansoor. Last reply by Flora Bateman Apr 19, 2012.

Must Have Plug-In's for WordPress Users 15 Replies

A place to list plug-in's for WordPress users. Feel free to list your favorites!

Tags: plug-ins, wordpress

Started by Maw Books. Last reply by Lisa LaVergne-Pottgen Apr 9, 2012.

Advice needed on Author/Book tours 4 Replies

'm fairly new to blogging and have never hosted an author book tour/giveaway before. How do they work? I filled out a form in a book blogs group, but how do I know if I've been approved or do they…Continue

Started by Lisa Miller. Last reply by aparajita basu Dec 13, 2011.

E MAIL Subscription Plug In

Hi All-- I'm looking for a plug in that will alert readers through their e-mail when I have made a new post.  I just want a plug in that will do that. Nothing fancy.  The reader inputs their e-mail…Continue

Tags: subscription, plugin, plug-in, in, plug

Started by Dark Haven Book Reviews Oct 9, 2011.

Getting out of a giveaway 7 Replies

I agreed to host a giveaway on my blog for a book I hadn't read yet, but had read plenty of favorable reviews of.The problem is that I'm about 4th of the way through the book and really, really don't…Continue

Started by Nari - The Novel World. Last reply by Sandra "Jeanz" Richardson Sep 14, 2011.

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Comment by Daisy Waitherero on October 19, 2013 at 6:22pm
Hey!!i will actually need your blog has minimal followers almost none when rounded off!sad

Comment by Daniel Klockenbrink on October 5, 2013 at 3:30pm


Recently I found a new web-service you can use for promoting you blog or to even earn money with your blog.

The service is called "rankseller" and their main business is "Content marketing through blogs" - "Advertisers" book the most relevant blogs for their topic to write posts about their product, their blog, their website, whatever, and include relevant links - to their own blog, website etc. You - who has got the blog - are the "publisher" and write a blog-post about the specified topis and get money for it.

You can also promote your own blog using other blogs this way. And - as an author - you can promote your book this way. I think it is a great service - check it out here:

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Comment by Paula Phillips on July 23, 2013 at 1:56am

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Do you have what it takes to be a Book Reviewer ? Don't mind reading eBook's and writing reviews ? Love to Blog about Books and what's happening in the world of Literature ? With my site The Phantom Paragrapher becoming more recognisable , I am needing to take on an extra person or two ? If interested, please email me at

Comment by G Tyler Mills on July 4, 2013 at 11:41am

Read how typos, Ronald Reagan, and the Founding Fathers come together in this Fourth of July post.

Comment by Parajunkee on June 20, 2013 at 10:04am

I do a weekly feature called Book Blogging 101 - weekly blogging tips just for book bloggers. It is pretty popular and I was actually asked to speak at BEA's Blogger Conference because of this particular feature. If anyone is interested, I would love for you guys to check it out:

Comment by G Tyler Mills on June 19, 2013 at 5:19pm

Twitter is great, but not ALL of it! Learn What Twitter Won't Tell You in this post where I discuss blogs, books, quotes and how Twitter changes it all. 

Comment by Mariam on June 18, 2013 at 12:13pm

Choppy Random Talks: Blogging Talks #1

Check it out to know how to schedule a blog post, make colored boxes and use anchor text!

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