[LET’S CHAT] Have You Ever Changed The Way You Blog To Suit Your Audience?

I think we can all admit that we’ve made a couple of changes to our blog to make it better.

Unpopular opinion time: even though most people talk about how you should always blog for yourself first and foremost, that’s never been my thing. I blog for all of you guys, not only so I feel less alone for talking about my favorite books, but also because I created this blog so people would read it!
I thought I would talk about some changes I’ve made that have been catered to all of you guys (and even some that I’ve done for myself)!

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9 Stressful Blogging Situations (And How To Solve Them)

I’m sure you all know that blogging is hella stressful.

I know that there are a multitude of problems one can run into while in their blogging career, and we sometimes feel like the only thing we can do is suffer alone. Well, that’s a total lie!
I thought it’d be nice to lay out some stressful blogging situations and talk about some of the solutions to them or how I deal with these problems. I’m definitely no expert, but, hopefully, this will help someone!

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[LET’S CHAT] Should We Stick To Our Favorite Genres Forever?

It’s obvious that all bookworms have their favorite genres.

There’s an endless amount of books out there, ranging from age, to genre, to sub-genre, and once you read a lot, you’ll realize that you favor certain stories over other types, and ignore the ones you’ve had not-so-great experiences with. But is that a bad thing?

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11 Tips For Growing Your Blog To The Point Where You Can’t Even

I think one thing all bloggers have in common is that we want our baby blog to grow.

I’m definitely NOT an expert on growing your blog and I’m definitely not even the most popular blogger on the block, but I wanted to provide some tips that worked for me regarding different situations, and, hopefully, this will help!

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[LET’S CHAT] Can You Measure Blogging Success?

 Ah, blog success.

I’ve talked about measuring a blog post’s success, and then went on to realize that I’ve never talked about measuring blogging success in general! I KNOW; WHAT IS THIS. So now I’m going to hop on board the train and discuss it today!
(I know; I’m such a professional book blogger.)
I know that we all have different goals when it comes to our blogs. Some people set their sights on getting all the ARCs, some people want to find other people to talk books with, some people want to gain a following so they can promote their book or their business, some people might want to try something new, etc. So, blogging success can definitely depend on what said blogger is trying to get out of it, but I wanted to dissect the types of stats we use and analyze and try to see if there’s ONE true way we can determine overall blogging success.

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[LET’S CHAT] The Dilemma Of Reading Diverse Books As A Diverse Reader

Spoiler alert: I am not white.

I can’t really tell if it’s a surprise that I’m not, since I have pictures of me on my blog, but I’m not. And I thought that since there’s been such a huge move in #ownvoices and listening to minorities and teenagers, that I thought I’d talk about something more personal that bothers me a little: the fact that it seems like because I’m a minority, I have some sort of job to be the paragon of diversity.
So, let’s talk about it, I guess.

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[LET’S CHAT] How Do You Deal With Blogging Burn-Out?

The month of August was rough for me.

I know what you might be thinking. “Mikaela, what? I absolutely love your blog and your posts were great and you got 800 followers! What could have gone wrong?” But it just felt rough. I wasn’t happy with the way my blog looked. I wasn’t happy with the content I posted. I wasn’t happy with my stats. And I was just overcome with that innate desire to just delete my blog and start all over.
Obviously, I didn’t. I stopped posting for a while, I took a good week to re-design my blog – and then re-design that re-design. I’m back to posting regularly again, and I’m really happy and excited with the content I’ll be posting for the rest of my first year of blogging. So, with all that, instead of doing a simple “I’ve Re-Designed!” post, I thought it’d be better to pose this as a discussion – how do you deal with blogging burn-out?
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[PROJECT BIG BLOGGER, LITTLE BLOGGER] Interview Blots of Ink & Words and Chelle’s Book Ramblings

I KNOW THIS IS LATE.

I’ve been trying to get this whole thing together, and I really wanted to make a masterpost, but now that school has started and I’m busier than ever, I’ve decided to go ahead and post my bloggers’ interviews, and let the comments section be a free-for-all for leaving links to your own posts supporting your Little Bloggers, or just leaving a link to your blog in general (ONLY if you’re a book blog; I don’t need the comments section to become a forum for random fashion, beauty, lifestyle, etc. blogs)!

I ended up having the opportunity to interview Julianna @ Blots of Ink & Words and Chelle @ Chelle’s Book Ramblings, and it was so much fun!

I highly recommend both of their blogs, and I’m so glad this project gave me the opportunity to learn more about them! If you want to learn more about the Big Blogger, Little Blogger Project in general, the link is right here! Feel free to click the link to their blogs at the top of their respective interviews to find their blog!

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