Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Top Six Tips For New Book Bloggers

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I am still working on my blog -- so I often feel like a new blogger. But these are my thoughts:

  1. A unique opinion in the writing.
  2. Concise content: Rambling is OK every once in a while but usually I, and many others according to surveys, only have a few minutes.
  3. Easy to read: Artistic vision is great but make sure it doesn't distract from the writing (leave your background in the Background).
  4. Have your own touch -- deliver more than facts -- be funny or ranty or inquisitive or whoever you are, just give people something to relate to.
  5. Read and take hint from as many TTT suggestions today from bloggers you like/admire.
  6. Be open to suggestion, and (I know it's hard) criticism. Some people are just mean, some are helpful, some are both.
That's all I have this week, I am going to take my own advise and see what everyone else has to say. If anyone has suggestions I would love to know, and thank you all who read this and who comment, you guys make my week!


  1. Hah, I have 6 Tips today, too! *grin*

    I especially like (6) - Aactually thought about getting a Ask and Answer script, so that people could (anonymously) tell me what they didn't like without fearing my wrath. :'D

    Patricia // My Post

  2. I need to work on being more concise. I'm wayyy to overly verbose sometimes, and I have a hard time getting my thoughts down in a short, direct manner. Great tips!

    My Top Ten Tips @ YA Books

  3. Short and nice tips. Great! :)


  4. I agree with you on the rambling. I get frustrated sometimes when I see that a review is really, really long. Number 6 is something that is an especially hard, but necessary, part to everything.

  5. Terrific tips! Thanks so much for sharing them.

    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

  6. I like (6) too. Blogging is always a learning process I think and there's always something out there that you can learn. Constructive criticism can be very helpful to improving the look and content on any blog.

  7. Thanks for stopping by! I like that your point out that short is sweet... it takes a lot of editing for me to not ramble on!!

  8. I like your first point most. So many people express generic opinions on their blogs...