2022 “Support Book Bloggers” Challenge: December Check-in

OVERVIEW

This year, Pages Unbound is hosting a challenge to support and promote book bloggers through sharing posts, commenting on posts, and otherwise recognizing book bloggers. If you would like more information on how it works or how to join in, read the introduction post here.

December’S CHALLENGE

Share 10 book blog posts to social media!

If you have a Twitter thread, blog post etc., with links that you would like to share, leave a comment below! (I completed the challenge but didn’t keep a list. You can see my usual monthly round-up linking to posts around the blogosphere here though.)

There were also several mini challenges to participate in this year:

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MINI CHALLENGES

  • Comment on a book tour post. (Why: So publishers can see bloggers have an audience and these marketing posts are reaching people.)
  • Comment on an author interview. (Why: These posts tend to get few comments, so commenting shows authors and publishers that people are reading them — and blogs in general.)
  • Tag a publisher on social media when you retweet a 5 star review from a blogger. (Why: These posts often get little recognition from publishers.)
  • Vote for book bloggers in any end-of-the year awards where “book influencers” are nominated. (Why: Usually these categories are dominated by bookstagrammers and booktubers.)
  • Share your secrets to blogging “success.” (Why: We’re all in this together! If you have a great way to get traffic or comments, let others know so we can succeed as a community.)
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Thank you!

This is the end of the year, so it’s the end of the challenge! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Briana

2022 “Support Book Bloggers” Challenge: November Check-in

OVERVIEW

This year, Pages Unbound is hosting a challenge to support and promote book bloggers through sharing posts, commenting on posts, and otherwise recognizing book bloggers. If you would like more information on how it works or how to join in, read the introduction post here.

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THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Link to Other Book Blogs in Five of Your Own Posts

Ideas include:

  1. Creating a round-up of interesting links from other blogs
  2. Writing a discussion post inspired by someone else’s and linking back
  3. Linking to other bloggers’ reviews at the end of your reviews
  4. Linking to another blogger’s post in a discussion post to support a point
  5. Including quotes from other bloggers and linking back to them in one of your posts

I completely failed this one. I haven’t had much time for blogging at all recently. In fact, you may have noticed that while Krysta and I posted nearly every day in 2021, that simply wasn’t the case in 2022. But the result is that I probably published 2-3 posts total in November (Krysta’s been doing more!), so I didn’t have a lot of opportunities to complete this task. I’m hoping for some more free time in 2023!

Share 10 posts by other book bloggers to social media.

Mini Challenges

Since we are nearing the end of 2022, keep in mind there are some bonus mini challenge ideas to complete!

  • Comment on a book tour post. (Why: So publishers can see bloggers have an audience and these marketing posts are reaching people.)
  • Comment on an author interview. (Why: These posts tend to get few comments, so commenting shows authors and publishers that people are reading them — and blogs in general.)
  • Tag a publisher on social media when you retweet a 5 star review from a blogger. (Why: These posts often get little recognition from publishers.)
  • Vote for book bloggers in any end-of-the year awards where “book influencers” are nominated. (Why: Usually these categories are dominated by bookstagrammers and booktubers.)
  • Share your secrets to blogging “success.” (Why: We’re all in this together! If you have a great way to get traffic or comments, let others know so we can succeed as a community.)

If you wrote a post, shared a Twitter thread, or did anything else this month you’d like to share, please leave a link in the comments. And since we’re supporting bloggers, be sure to check out some of the links that other people have left!

Happy blogging!

Briana

2022 “Support Book Bloggers” Challenge: September Check-in

OVERVIEW

This year, Pages Unbound is hosting a challenge to support and promote book bloggers through sharing posts, commenting on posts, and otherwise recognizing book bloggers. If you would like more information on how it works or how to join in, read the introduction post here.

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THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Again, you can do the tasks in any order you like, but September’s “official” task was to Write a guest post on another blog or host a guest post on your blog.

I completely failed to do this. I haven’t written a lot of posts for my own blog lately due to time constraints, and when I asked on Twitter if anyone was interested in guest posting here at Pages Unbound, there was no response.

We do always host guest posts in March for our Tolkien Reading Event, however, so we had a couple this year, and if you ever want to guest post about Tolkien in the future, be sure to keep an eye out for sign-ups in the upcoming years!

October’s Challenge: READ 10 BLOG POSTS AND “LIKE” THEM

This is the simplest way to support book blogs — read them! — but sometimes we get busy, and this falls by the wayside. So take the time to read 10 posts and leave a “like” is possible. Extra: comment on them, as well.

I’m pretty sure we can all find time to do this! Bonus points if you keep a list of posts you liked and share the list with the rest of us at the end of month.

LINK YOUR COMPLETED TASKS BELOW IN THE COMMENTS!

Happy blogging!

2022 “Support Book Bloggers” Challenge: July Check-in

OVERVIEW

This year, Pages Unbound is hosting a challenge to support and promote book bloggers through sharing posts, commenting on posts, and otherwise recognizing book bloggers. If you would like more information on how it works or how to join in, read the introduction post here.

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THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Again, you can do the tasks in any order you like, but July’s “official” task was to Share Books You’ve Read Because of Other Book Bloggers.

Here’s a link to my post about 5 books I read because of book bloggers!

August’s Task

Follow 5 New Book Bloggers (Blogs Less Than 1 Year Old)

Optional: Share a post, Twitter thread, etc. telling others which blogs you followed!

If you wrote a post, shared a Twitter thread, or did anything else this month you’d like to share, please leave a link in the comments. And since we’re supporting bloggers, be sure to check out some of the links that other people have left!

Happy blogging!

2022 “Support Book Bloggers” Challenge: May Check-in

OVERVIEW

This year, Pages Unbound is hosting a challenge to support and promote book bloggers through sharing posts, commenting on posts, and otherwise recognizing book bloggers. If you would like more information on how it works or how to join in, read the introduction post here.

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THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Again, you can do the tasks in any order you like, but April’s “official” task was to Share 10 Book Blog Posts to Social Media.

I shared more than 10, but I didn’t make a list of them. However, I will have my monthly round-up of book blog posts you can check out from May posted here on June 1.

June’s Task

RESPOND TO 5 COMMENTS OTHER PEOPLE HAVE LEFT ON ANOTHER BOOK BLOG

Instead of leaving a comment replying to the blog posts, try starting a discussion by replying to a comment someone else has left on another blog.

If you wrote a post, shared a Twitter thread, or did anything else this month you’d like to share, please leave a link in the comments. And since we’re supporting bloggers, be sure to check out some of the links that other people have left!

Happy blogging!

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Finally, you may be interested in participating in this year’s Book Blogger Stats Survey. I am planning to share the results in June.

2022 “Support Book Bloggers” Challenge: April Check-in

OVERVIEW

This year, Pages Unbound is hosting a challenge to support and promote book bloggers through sharing posts, commenting on posts, and otherwise recognizing book bloggers. If you would like more information on how it works or how to join in, read the introduction post here.

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THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Again, you can do the tasks in any order you like, but April’s “official” task was to Write a Post Supporting Book Bloggers.

Ideas include:

  • A round-up of blog links you enjoyed reading in the past week or month
  • A post about why you enjoy reading book blogs in general
  • A post about how other people can support book blogs
  • A list of bloggers with affiliate links or ko-fi accounts that people can support

I wrote: No, Book Blogging Is Not Dying: Here’s Why.

I also write a monthly round-up post of posts by other book bloggers to check out.

Finally, you may be interested in participating in this year’s Book Blogger Stats Survey.

If you wrote a post, shared a Twitter thread, or did anything else this month you’d like to share, please leave a link in the comments. And since we’re supporting bloggers, be sure to check out some of the links that other people have left!

Happy blogging!

Briana

2022 “Support Book Bloggers” Challenge: March Check-in

OVERVIEW

This year, Pages Unbound is hosting a challenge to support and promote book bloggers through sharing posts, commenting on posts, and otherwise recognizing book bloggers. If you would like more information on how it works or how to join in, read the introduction post here.

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THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Again, you can do the tasks in any order you like, but January’s “official” task was to Comment on 10 Posts on Book Blogs. You could also create a blog post or Twitter thread sharing which posts you commented on.

Here are some posts I commented on in March:

  1. My Really Late “Books I’m Excited for in 2022” Post!
  2. Book Blogging Is Dead, But That’s Okay
  3. Bolivian Literature: A Story of Self-Publishing in Bolivia
  4. Buying Secondhand Books
  5. Endless TBR: Books I’ve Wanted To Read For Over 5 Years
  6. Should YOU Read The Atlas Six?
  7. To All the ARCs I Loved Before
  8. How to Read for Free
  9. Book Review: The Kiss of Deception
  10. Out of Office in Review

If you wrote a post, shared a Twitter thread, or did anything else this month you’d like to share, please leave a link in the comments. And since we’re supporting bloggers, be sure to check out some of the links that other people have left!

Happy blogging!

Briana

2022 “Support Book Bloggers” Challenge: February Check-in

OVERVIEW

This year, Pages Unbound is hosting a challenge to support and promote book bloggers through sharing posts, commenting on posts, and otherwise recognizing book bloggers. If you would like more information on how it works or how to join in, read the introduction post here.

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THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Again, you can do the tasks in any order you like, but January’s “official” task was to Find 10 New-to-You Bloggers (Not Necessarily New in General) and Give Them a Shout Out. You could do this by writing a blog post about them, sharing a Twitter thread, or doing anything else to show your support.

The 10 bloggers I gave a shout out to were:

  1. Frappes and Fiction: A teen book blogger with thoughtful takes on a variety of topics.
  2. Celeste @ A Literary Escape: An avid book blogger who reads multiple genres, but I am especially interested in her fantasy reviews.
  3. Rosie Amber: I discovered her through this challenge, and I love that she also is super excited about supporting and promoting other bloggers.
  4. Luke Shelton: Lots of interesting posts about Tolkien here.
  5. Alex @ Spells and Spaceships: I think I started following Alex last year, so he’s new-to-me but not super new! Check out his blog for some great writing on SFF.
  6. Lit Lemon Books: I found her after reading the list of recommended bloggers from John @ Tales from Absurdia, and I was intrigued by the idea that she’s trying to read for free in 2022 by mainly using her library.
  7. The Scarlet Bookkeeper: An Australian book blogger who LOVES YA and writes long reviews.
  8. Felicia @ Stuck in Fiction: Her blog features book tours, book reviews, author interviews, and more.
  9. Aamna @ The Ink Slinger: A teen book blogger who features a variety of genres, whose blog I found from Celeste’s recommendation post. And I laughed at the tagline saying not to plagiarize her because being plagiarized by another blogger is seriously the worst!
  10. Amy’s Bookish Life: A UK blogger with a pretty aesthetic who also likes to talk middle grade!

If you wrote a post, shared a Twitter thread, or did anything else this month you’d like to share, please leave a link in the comments. And since we’re supporting bloggers, be sure to check out some of the links that other people have left!

Happy blogging!

Briana

10 New-to-Me Bloggers I Recommend: #BookBloggerSupport22

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This post is to complete the first monthly challenge in the Support Book Bloggers 2022 Challenge I am hosting. February’s prompt is: Find 10 Book Bloggers That Are New-to-You and Give Them a Shout Out.

If you would like to participate in this challenge, click here for details. I will also have a check-in post at the end of the month, where everything can link to the posts they completed in February.

As always, if I did not include you in this list, it’s not because I don’t like you, just that I ran out of room!

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  1. Frappes and Fiction: A teen book blogger with thoughtful takes on a variety of topics.
  2. Celeste @ A Literary Escape: An avid book blogger who reads multiple genres, but I am especially interested in her fantasy reviews.
  3. Rosie Amber: I discovered her through this challenge, and I love that she also is super excited about supporting and promoting other bloggers.
  4. Luke Shelton: Lots of interesting posts about Tolkien here.
  5. Alex @ Spells and Spaceships: I think I started following Alex last year, so he’s new-to-me but not super new! Check out his blog for some great writing on SFF.
  6. Lit Lemon Books: I found her after reading the list of recommended bloggers from John @ Tales from Absurdia, and I was intrigued by the idea that she’s trying to read for free in 2022 by mainly using her library.
  7. The Scarlet Bookkeeper: An Australian book blogger who LOVES YA and writes long reviews.
  8. Felicia @ Stuck in Fiction: Her blog features book tours, book reviews, author interviews, and more.
  9. Aamna @ The Ink Slinger: A teen book blogger who features a variety of genres, whose blog I found from Celeste’s recommendation post. And I laughed at the tagline saying not to plagiarize her because being plagiarized by another blogger is seriously the worst!
  10. Amy’s Bookish Life: A UK blogger with a pretty aesthetic who also likes to talk middle grade!
Briana

2022 “Support Book Bloggers” Challenge: January Check-in

Overview

This year, Pages Unbound is hosting a challenge to support and promote book bloggers through sharing posts, commenting on posts, and otherwise recognizing book bloggers. If you would like more information on how it works or how to join in, read the introduction post here.

This Month’s Challenge

Again, you can do the tasks in any order you like, but January’s “official” task was to Find 10 Book Bloggers You’ve Enjoyed Reading in the Past and Give Them a Shout Out. You could do this by writing a blog post about them, sharing a Twitter thread, or doing anything else to show your support.

The 10 bloggers I gave a shout out to were:

  1. Amber @ The Literary Phoenix
  2. Jenna @ Falling Letters
  3. Kal @ Reader Voracious
  4. Katie @ Doing Dewey
  5. Marie & Nyx @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
  6. May @ Forever and Everly
  7. Michael @ My Comic Relief
  8. The Orangutan Librarian
  9. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den
  10. Yesha @ Books, Teacup and Reviews

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If you wrote a post, shared a Twitter thread, or did anything else this month you’d like to share, please leave a link in the comments. And since we’re supporting bloggers, be sure to check out some of the links that other people have left!

Happy blogging!

Briana