BBAW: Blogging

Doesn’t Book Blogger Appreciation Week go fast?
Here it is, Friday already.
It’s been a great week.
Here’s our topic for today:
The world of blogging is continually changing. Share 3 things you are essential tried and true practices for every blogger and 1-3 new trends or tools you’ve adapted recently or would like to in the future.
OK, I’m no expert, so this is pretty basic stuff. Here goes…
Recommended practices
1. Read other blogs and comment on them!
2. Write posts in advance, and schedule them. Then if you go on vacation or get the flu or have exciting plans, you don’t have to worry about the blog staying up to date, because that thing is on auto-pilot.
3. Under-promise and over-deliver. Actually, this is one of my general life credos. What it means for blogging: Set a blogging schedule and stick to it. If you want to post more often, do it.
New trends or tools: Yeah, so these trends and tools ain’t new. They’re just things I’m liking.
1. Bloggers’ Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees (actually, this is new)
2. Hosting a reading challenge
3. Reading maps (my first attempt needs some work. in my ample spare time) : )
Thanks to everyone who’s stopped by this week. It’s wonderful to meet you and visit your blogs, too!

6 thoughts on “BBAW: Blogging

  1. I love scheduling posts. It takes so much stress off! Plus, if I take advantage of my writing moods, I never have to try to compose a post when I don't feel like it. Under-promise and over-deliver is great advice, too!

  2. i just recently discovered the joys of scheduling posts and hope to make it a regular practice.

    i just discovered the Alliance of NF Devotees and plan to get involved. the paucity of NF on the blogs has bugged me. tho maybe i just hadn't found the NF readers. i happen to read and love both

  3. Carol — Yeah, it's hard to get ahead of things, but once you're ahead with posts, it's bliss.

    Erin — Yup, I love the scheduling, too. And as life goes on, I'm ever fonder of "under-promise and over-deliver." I get so vexed when I experience the opposite!

    Joy Renee — Hello, fellow nonfiction aficionada! I'll check out your blog for NF stuff.

    Parrish Lantern — Great advice.

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