Thursday, January 2, 2014

Book Blogger New Year's Challenge Day 2

The Book Bloggers New Year’s Challenge
Hosted by Rachel at ParajunkeeIt’s super easy to play along! – Just click the image above to see the details.
I missed day #1 but my main blogging resolutions are to learn how to make my blog more interesting to those who view it and to learn more about giveaways and blog tours.

Well, I've only been blogging for about a year so my list will stem from that time period only.
1.  I'm reading so many more books than I ever did before so I feel really good about that.
2.  I've tried books that I never thought I would through other people's recommendations or from what I see on other people's blogs.
3.  I'm learning a lot about creating and maintaining a blog.  I knew NOTHING when I started and I've come pretty far.
4.  I'm taking risks.  I'm participating in a blog tour for the first time in February.  I'm a bit nervous that I might not do something correctly but I've decided to take the step and give it a shot.
5.  Communication with other book lovers is a definite plus.  I love sharing with others and hearing what they have to say.

1.  Blogging is time consuming so I often have trouble finding the time to post as often as I want to or it may take me a few days of research before I figure out how to add a feature to my blog.
2.  Getting my blog out there is not always rewarding.  I can spend hours sharing my reviews and latest posts on different sites and many times, there isn't a lot of feedback or discussion.
3.  Finding authors.  I still don't really know how to locate authors and get books to review. I'm working on it.

Those are really my only cons and they are definitely "me" specific.  I love blogging. I just wish I had more time and background knowledge.  I learn something new almost every day!



  1. I also have been reading different genre's that I never thought I would. It is awesome to open a new genre and climb into those pages to discover that you Love it.. but on the con side there are still some genre's that I don't think I will be ever to read.. But it is a new year we will see.

  2. Great list! Most of what I've learned about blogging has been from other bloggers and during events like Bloggiesta, but I think your blog looks great! Especially love your header! Blogging can be very time consuming and a bit discouraging when your hard work doesn't generate any feedback, but it can also generate awesome friendships too! Good luck! :)

  3. Have you signed up on Edelweiss and NetGalley? You could check out the book publicity tours, too (Pure Texuality, Red Adept Publishing, Limitless Publishing, Pump Up Your Book). I've also been offered DRC's after signing up for the giveaways on GoodReads.

    1. Thanks! I have NetGalley but not Edelweiss. I'll look into it.

  4. I agree with all your pros! And I struggle with finding authors too. And when I find them I feel uncomfortable about how to reach out for them, wondering if I have the right to ask them to participate on my blog in some way (be it guest post, interview, giveaway or allowing me a review copy).

    1. It is hard. I am always nervous about pushing too much. I guess it will get easier with time.
      Thanks for the comment!

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