Let’s Talk: Time Management for Bloggers

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If you’ve been blogging for more than, say, a month, you’d likely have noticed that it takes way, way more time than you thought it would. I’m the same. I thought you just read a book, you write a review, you publish it, and voila! Blogging’s done for the week.

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Let’s Talk: The ‘Not to Read’ Pile

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So… I’ve recently taken on the very scary, very daunting challenge of reorganising my Goodreads shelves. The whole thing took me maybe an hour or so from start to finish, half of which were spent just reading through book blurbs, looking at pretty book covers, and deciding whether or not I actually want to read this book.

But Reg, you say, that sounds more fun than scary or daunting. 🤔

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Let’s Talk: Must-Have Blogging Tools

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If you ask me what one of the biggest surprises I’ve had from blogging is so far, my answer would be the amount of time and effort that it takes. When I started a year ago, I didn’t expect that there would be this much to do in any given day! There are the posts (brainstorming, drafting, writing, editing, formatting, scheduling), the images (sourcing, creating, editing), the social aspect (commenting, replying, social media), the actual reading… the list goes on and on.

No matter what your blog is focused on, it takes a lot of time and effort to maintain it.  I don’t post every day and already I spend maybe at least an hour or two daily doing all the above, and I know people who spend triple or quadruple that. Blogging is a demanding business, and personally speaking, it takes dedication to stay committed to it and to work hard at it.

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Let’s Talk: The New Adult Genre

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So… I very recently buddy-read Leisa Rayven’s Bad Romeo with the lovely Kim from Dreaming of Espresso and Michelle from Undeniably Book Nerdy. It was one of my more recent New Adult reads, and while I didn’t like it (for reasons that Ari from The Daydreaming Bookworm accurately predicted below), it got me thinking about the genre itself.

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Let’s Talk: The Green-Eyed Book Blogger

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One of my biggest, most glaring, most annoying flaws is how very prone I am to comparison. I’m not proud at this at all, but I’m extremely guilty of looking at what other people own or have achieved and finding myself seriously lacking. I’m always not smart enough, not pretty enough, not ‘put together’ enough, not productive enough, not creative enough… et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

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