The Guides

In celebration of my third blogoversary in 2017, I decided to start writing posts that summed up all of my knowledge that I’ve picked up from the blogosphere in all my days of blogging. I’ll talk about topics for both authors and reviewers including how to find reviewers, how to write a review, formatting your blog, and networking. Optimistically, I’ll be posting one a month for at least a year! I’ll also likely be expanding this as I get suggestions and ideas for new topics.

September 2017: The Pursuit of Reviewers

How to find the proper reviewers, contacting said reviewers, and the different types of reviews (including ARC, beta, alpha, and regular R&R).

October 2017: Review Writing

Ways to read in order to make your reviewing easier, the general types of reviews, and writing and publishing your review.

November 2017: Blog Design

How to design a cohesive blog and choose your blog name and theme (mainly Blogger specific).

December 2017: The Wonders of Images

A guide to some different sources of images, the uses of images in blog posts, and guidelines for citing images used in your content.

May 2018: The Basics of HTML

This guide goes through the basics of HTML including how to understand the language, images, links, text alterations, specialized code and helpful resources.



Tracking Your Reads and Challenges

Plot Structure: What Makes a Good One

Common Posts Around the Blogosphere

Discovering New Blogs (ft. some of my favorites)

Collection of Major Book Festivals

Main Character Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

The Importance of Proofreading and Polishing (and how to do it!)

The Ins and Outs of Review Copies: How to Receive Them and Good Practices