Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Archair BEA: Blogger Development

Today we are talking about blogger development:  When I first started blogging, I was doing it just for me.  It was a way to keep up with reviews on books I had read in years past, to find new books, and to find others who loved to read.   I took some time off for various reasons and missed reading and blogging so much.

I have been trying to learn some of the basics of coding to tweak my blog from time to time, but I found Emily at Blogaholic Designs and she designed my blog for me.  Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorites and I think she did an amazing job, and it just adds to my love/addiction to the Phantom.

I expanded a bit and now have a Twitter and Facebook for my blog, which has allowed me to meet some great people. I still have my Goodreads (joined in 2007), and joined some book networks.  NetGalley has been great.  I need to continue to be more active there.   I love book challenges even though I fall behind on some of them. I like to participate in memes each week, even though I tend to miss certain ones or

I always try to be myself on my blog.  I try to write reviews that are honest and give the good and bad.  What may not be right for me, may be perfect for someone else.  Everyone has different preferences...variety is the spice of life, right?

So what have YOU done to develop yourself as a blogger??


Anonymous said...

I've not gotten into Net gallery yet, but as I mostly review short stories it's possibly not something I'll end up doing. It certainly looks like a good source of books though!

West Virginia Red said...

I love that you incorporated your love of Phantom into your blog. I agree that sometimes memes are hard to keep up with.