Armchair BEA-Ask The Experts?
Oh my cloud!
Is it friday already?! I can't believe it! This week has flown by without my permission!
This week has been an AMAZING one for me. I can't believe how many book blogs are out there!
Guys!!! I'm so happy I'm not a hard person to convince or to talk-into something!
Thank you Rachel!!!
I wouldn't have taken part into Armchair BEA if not for you! Yet another thing added to things you've done for me.
I've loved so much getting to stalk new blogs, taking a different route and checking out sites I didn't even know existed.
Reading new posts by people I didn't follow before was such a rush and such a fresh thing to do I felt all giddy and happy inside!! >.<
But it's time to post what's designated for day 5 of the ABEA!
I'll say goodbye later on...tomorrow maybe? lol
Asking the experts...
Ask the visitors to your blog for blogging advice. What did you always want to know about blogging but were afraid to ask?
I don't think I've ever been afraid to ask a blogging question, as long as I know who I am asking it to :D
But just yesterday I got a comment on a post and I wondered what you guys might think about just that!
What do you guys think of VLOGS taking more and more part and even in some, center stage, on the blogosphere?
I, for one enjoy A LOT, making and recording the weekly vlogs for the Stacking The Shelves posts and I enjoy even more watching other blogger's vlogs.
But I got suggested to not only do the ones to showcase the books I've gotten over the week but to start making yet, another weekly one with random book topics, say like; book covers, an specific book discussion, a book we're all impatiently waiting for... You get the idea...
Would people watch it? Would YOU my beautiful BookPic-ERS enjoy that?
I know I'd love to make them, even though I'm really nervous once I'm on camera... I also know if another blogger did it I'd try it out and watch it ^_^ more so if it's a topic I'm interested in...
So I'm asking both, the 'Experts' ~lol >.< I love that word! Sounds funny when I say it~ and my followers! I know I blog and vlog for fun and because I love it and books! But I also wouldn't want to post things that would make people stop visiting or run away from my site just for it... :/ Oh! The perks of loving your followers ~huggles followers~
Another thing we could share on today's post!
Giving advice myself
Share your experience and wisdom with others.
-Getting a little serious here-
I am in NO way an expert on blogging, I don't think I ever will be... It's a constant learning process.
But I think that I've learned quite a few tips from the awesome bloggers that I follow and that I think have helped me out a lot and that have influenced me and my blog in becoming what it now is :D
Now I'm more than happy to pass them on to you too;
1. Be yourself. Really? Who else would you want to be if not you?
2. Act according to every situation. There are times that ask of you to be fun, happy, all joyous and even funny. But there are times that you'll have to be serious, you'll have to act and write and be professional. So remember that!
3. Respect each other. Not everyone likes the same genres, not everyone loves the same books. What I call a 10/5 book another can call a 1/5 book but that doesn't mean I have to go and lash out at the person whose opinion was different from mine.
Also, be respectful with publishers, bloggers, authors, followers, people who comment. Always ALWAYS respect. You wouldn't like anyone being disrespectful to you on your own blog post or on your own review/post on goodreads or even on twitter, would you?
4. If you have widgets or adds or any other thing on your blog that has audio? TURN IT DOWN or better yet, OFF. I learned this the hard way hehehehe.
I used to have a countdown widget for a book last year that had automatic-audio play, when suddenly people started to tell me that they got scared or surprised or even one told me the audio had been so high when she visited my blog, that she had to take a moment because it had HURT so bad and she couldn't hear for a couple of seconds afterwards.
Remember, turn it OFF or DOWN-if that's even possible.-
5. TRY to get out there.
What do I mean? Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads/Tumblr :D I've met some great people thanks to all of them and I don't regret it! Plus, more ways to stalk you know? ^____^
6. Not, under any circumstances steal an idea, copy/paste a review from another blogger... Please just DON'T you can be original on your own remember? :P ~I have a really awesome button, regarding this topic, on the sidebar that you can steal~
7. Try to answer/reply to as many comments as you can!
If people took the time to read AND comment on a certain post of yours I think it'd be only right to reply. And if you don't have enough time a simple 'Thank you for stopping by' or 'Thanks for the comment' might do it. People don't like to feel or be ignored...
8. Have freaking FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVEEEEEEEE blogging! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the people I've 'met' I LOVE AND ENJOY AND SMILE tons while doing this!
~remember to click for larger image~
See? Even Cassie takes the time to joke with us!!! -evil laugh-
And as I've said before! The day I stop enjoying myself with this, is the day I'll stop doing it!
What's the point if you're always going to be fighting? Depressed? Complaining? Stressing out?
Remember! You have TIME! You have regular followers that understand you! Do a fun post, do a venting post, do ANY post to get all the bad and sad vibes out! And then pick yourself up, move on... and continue to enjoy the AMAZING community that book-blogging is!!
And just for fun I'll throw in yet, ANOTHER fun pic,
-I found it randomly from share to share on facebook so I don't know who to credit! If the picture is yours tell me so I can give you your respective credits! Same with the screencaptures above-
That's it for me!!!
Any tips you want to share?Any questions you want answered?