Sep 17, 2008

BBAW Blogging Tips

Today's assignment from My Friend Amy for Book Blogger Appreciation Week is to answer two questions.

What is one thing you wish you knew about blogging when you started or what advice would you give a newbie blogger?

Now here is a loaded question. What did I wish I had known when I started blogging? I guess I wish I had known exactly how many book bloggers were out there and how compassionate, supportive, and understanding they are. I've always been a bit hesitant to share my writing with others, and I initially started this blog for myself, just as a place to record my thoughts on the books I read and to share my love of poetry with others. I really never expected anyone to read my blog, let alone comment. I would say that the first thing to remember as a newbie blogger is that the community is here to support you and that as long as your blog is written by you for your own enjoyment, you are doing a great job.

What is your best blogging tip?

My best blogging tip I can offer is to ask questions of your fellow bloggers, especially if you don't know how to do something or add gadgets to your blog. That is the best advice I can give bloggers, along with do what you love best.

Check out this advice from Literarily, Bookish Ruth, My Friend Amy, Diary of an Eccentric, BookRoomReviews, and Book Escape

16 comments:

Amy said...

Have I told you I think you're fantastic lately? Great tips!

Serena said...

Thanks for stopping by. And you just did say I am fantastic. I hope the tips are helpful.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Oh yeah, asking is a super tip. Many are too shy to ask. :)

Ruth said...

I wish I had known how accepting book bloggers are -- I thought that surely, with all these people who write AMAZING reviews, no one would want to read my writing (which I've never thought was anything special). I'm continually blown away by how supportive and wonderful my fellow bloggers are.

Anna said...

Amen, sister!!

I love book bloggers!!

Serena said...

Ruth: I think your reviews are well written. Thanks for commenting.

Serena said...

J. Kaye: Yes, that's why I mentioned it. I wanted to let the newbie's realize that they can ask questions of other bloggers.

Shana said...

I'm with ya on the asking questions.

I've never received anything but kindness when I did so.

Lenore said...

I still wish I could get the three column layout to work on my blog. I am so tech unsavvy though...

Dar said...

Great advice Serena. I was the same when I started my blog-I was just writing my reviews and then I met this amazing community. It's great.

Tracy said...

Great advice, I agree with all of it!

bermudaonion said...

You're right about the community. When I started my blog, I had no idea there are so many wonderful people blogging about books.

Yasmin said...

Taking notes to ask questions...and thanks so much for stopping by APOOO.

Serena said...

I'm glad my blogging tips have been helpful. Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to enter the BBAW contests.

Amber said...

I have to agree with not being afraid to ask questions of other bloggers. It's how I've finally heard how to add pictures to my posts that usually look they way I want them to. :)

Serena said...

I asked a great many questions when I started, and I know more than when I started, but I still feel like there is a ton more to learn!