There’s a lot of good advice about book blogging (including our own book blogging posts, if I do say so myself), but it can be hard to find if you’re not following the bloggers writing about it. There are a number of websites dedicated to how to blog, increase traffic, use social media, etc. and these can be great resources–but in many cases the advice offered doesn’t work 100% well in the book blogging niche. So, what’s a book blogger to do?
I’ve put together some of the meatier book blogging resources I’m aware of (though, again, a lot of bloggers have great content in individual posts). If you know of other great tips for book blogging online, please share with us in the comments!
Run by Austine, a veteran book blogger, The Science of Book Blogging aims to be the ultimate collection of resources for her fellow bloggers. Check out the “Resources” tab for links to various individual posts, on topics ranging from photo editing to social media to ARC requests.
Nose Graze’s Bitchin’ Book Blog Tips
Ashley’s collection of posts (choose a category at the bottom of the page to see the archive) often tends to the more technical. You can find tons of tutorials here on things like choosing hosting, moving your blog, using WordPress plugins, making graphics, and more.
Parchment Girl’s Ultimate Guide to Book Blogging
Parchment Girl has written a series of posts geared towards book bloggers, ranging from how to use Facebook to how to write a smashing book review to how you can monetize your blog.
Bloggiesta is a blogging event that occurs every couple months to encourage bloggers (not just book bloggers) to work on their blogs and just get.things.done. Part of each event is a list of mini-challenges participants are encouraged to complete. However, if you missed a past Bloggiesta, you can still view the archive of challenges and find advice on everything from using Pinterest to updating your blog archive.
Bookshelf Fantasies has compiled a list of some of the more popular memes in the book community, so if you’re looking to join one, start here. (It’s worth noting some other bloggers also have lists of memes, which you can find by Googling.)
Word Revel’s Bookstagram 101 Series
Josephine offers a one-stop series for book bloggers looking to expand into Instagram or to improve their already-existing Bookstagram account.
Bookish Bloggers Goodreads Group
Jeanette from Latte and a Book has started a Goodreads group targeted towards book bloggers. Join to find other bloggers, ask for blog advice, or just chat about books.
Parajunkie’s Ultimate Book Blogger Resource List
Parajunkie provides links for everything from blog directories to blog tour companies to social media sites book bloggers like to frequent. If you’re looking for something book blog related and not even sure what, start here.
Vicky from A Backpack Full of Adventures also provides a huge list of book blogging resources. Here, you can find everything from a selection of bookish memes to SEO tips to book clubs to recommended WordPress plugins.