Let’s Discuss: How I Tackle Blogging

Happy weekend readers! I did a post fairly similar to this called Why Blogging?, but I’ve learnt the actual job of blogging, now that I’m into it, is really fun, but can be kind of frustrating since there’s definitely some strategy in attracting readers and reaching out to the blogosphere. My other post grew pretty popular, as I recieved some great responses from you guys about it! In fact, Morgane @InsideaMoodyCupofTea wrote a post about it, which I loved!

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I love tags, in fact I have sort of an addiction; you may have noticed a consistent pattern in my posts lately…. So when you guys tag me it always makes my day, but of course, I can’t always get to the all of them, which makes me very emotional haha. I do like to keep track of them though, because when I used to want to do a tag, I wouldn’t have any since I lost track of all of them! Now I bookmark them on my computer, which makes my life a whole lot easier!

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I love that they designed an app to bring your WordPress blog on the go with you all the time. It’s just awfully frustrating, since the app constantly glitches out on me, for instance, it usually tells me I am ‘not connected’, even though I have WiFi/cell reception! It’s fun to have the notifications turned on so you can see the activity on your blog 24/7 (yes, I agree, I am awfully obsessed with blogging).

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What the title is supposed to inquire, is basically anything to do with socializing with other bloggers. This is the most unexpected, but most fun part of blogging. I think it’s crazy that I haveΒ the opportunity to communicate with people from around the world, and that blogging incorporated that into my daily routine. It is really so fun talking to you guys; I love commenting on your posts and getting to talk about the best thing in the universe (books), and sometimes even photography, art, or makeup. Also, I really do try hard to like EVERYONE’S posts, since I spend so much time on my ‘followed blogs’ page! Lately though, WordPress has not been letting me like any posts past 2 days ago, which is really bizarre, but mostly irritating.

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I don’t have a blogging schedule. However, when I first began blogging, I thought it was necessary, and attempted to use one, although it clearly failed. Nowadays it’s mostly just blogging whenever I feel like it, especially since it’s not supposed to be work, but I do try to post generally every few days.

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

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37 thoughts on “Let’s Discuss: How I Tackle Blogging

  1. I feel like having a schedule took the fun out of it for me! So I just write when I have something to say or want to share an experience. My blog is not a money maker nor do I want it to be. I just want it to be a creative space. I don’t ever want it to feel like work!

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    • Hahaha omg me too! Since I have the app I’m ALWAYS on my phone before and after school checking notifications too! I agree that it’s a good and bad thing; time consuming but amazing 😁

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  2. I DO THE SAME WITH YOU FOR TAGS. I used to get tagged in something. forget all about it and then stumble across it later looking at my forgotten promise where I commented I’d respond. I always bookmark my awards now on my laptop and that helps keep track of them. I totally agree with the posting part. Now I blog whenever I want to and when I started out, I thought SCHEDULES WERE A MUST but I found out they just don’t work for me. The WP App is just SO ANNOYING and they really need to make some changes. The reader is one of my favourite parts of blogging. I spend more time reading posts and commenting than actually writing posts πŸ˜€

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    • Hahaha yay! And me too; reading and discussing the blogger’s writing/book review is always fun, and I never get tired of it! Writing posts is honestly one of the things I spend the least time on blogging lol! I really just enjoy getting around the book blogging community, and meeting everyone and their fantastic blogs!

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  3. This post is such a good idea!πŸ˜„ I’m exactly the same as you when it comes to tags, but I don’t bookmark them even though I probably should….πŸ˜” But tbh when I started out blogging tags used to stress me out quite a bit, I felt (and still do) incredibly grateful and appreciative when it got tagged got things, so I felt enormous pressure to do them all and I have to admit, it made me feel like I had to do it, not because I wanted to. So to solve this, I cut down on tags. I do them every once and a while, whenever I feel like it really! It’s took the pressure of me tonnes, and I still do notice when others tag me and thank them…just not do the tag? I hope this didn’t sound bad!
    It’s sad you’re having issues with the WP app, I’ve never had issues with it! And yep, you’re totally not alone in being completely OBSESSED with blogging. Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I check is the WP app! And when I come home from school I do the same! Blogging is simply the bestπŸ˜„πŸ˜Š

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    • It really is the best! Before I started blogging I honestly would have NEVER believed it would be this much fun! (and addictive haha) And yeah, I do the same thing! Whenever I’m going through reader I always check to see if I am tagged for tags because half of the time you don’t receive pingbacks, so you never know about a lot of them. I always comment and thank the person for tagging me regardless of whether I plan to do it or not, just like you do! I always try, but they usually are just hard to fit in!

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      • I know right? Same here! And yeah, that’s the best way to go with tags! Sometimes I feel quite bad for not doing them all, but I feel like that’s virtually impossible!πŸ˜‚

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  4. I relate to all of your points! I love the WordPress app but it rarely works without WiFi even though my phone has data which frustrates me to no end. I tried keeping a blogging schedule too once upon a time and gave up a day after I started πŸ˜€ . I also just blog whenever I feel like it which makes my posts really inconsistent but I think it takes a lot of the pressure off of scheduling daily posts.

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    • Thank you! πŸ’— Yeah, posting on a schedule is definitely so pressuring! I like no schedule especially because if you’re busy one week you can take a break, and it’s not a big deal!

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  5. Favorite part about blogging is chatting about bookish topics with other blogger! Also writing some funny listicles about blogging and reading. Plus interviewing authors πŸ˜‰

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  6. I love exploring new blogs to follow and scrolling through my Reader to read all the new posts. And I really enjoy organizing which posts will be posted on my blog, which is why I always schedule my posts!

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    • That’s awesome! It’s really interesting scrolling through reader; sometimes I learn stuff, find new books to add to my tbr, or get to look at some really cool photography! (The possibilities are ENDLESS πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). I will definitely drop by your blog now, I can’t wait to check it out! ❀️

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  7. My favorite thing about blogging is getting to have conversations with so many people about a mutual love. Books. Over the last several years I have moved around the country a good bit and having all you other lovely bloggers around the world to talk reading with is lovely and comforting.

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  8. Another lovely post, Sarah! ❀
    Oh I love interacting with everyone! Even when I'm having a bad day I can count on everyone else to make me feel better and just generally upbeat ^^ I consider some bloggers good friends of mine by now and only wished I had more time to do more bloghopping. It's just so hard to juggle everything!
    Glad to know you're having fun and really enjoying your blogging experience! ^^ Keep up the wonderful work!

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  9. I love interacting with so many people who all have a love of words and books.

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and am very impressed by your blog. I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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  10. Oh, there’s an app? I just use my mobile browser version and it’s all fine πŸ™‚ maybe I should try though? I figured the app only works for free WP, not self-hosted? Bad excuse on my part, I guess πŸ™‚

    I’ll keep in mind that you like to be tagged! Most people I know don’t πŸ™‚ actually, would you like to do a tag I made a while ago? Only like one person did it πŸ™‚ I’d love to tag you if you want?

    And yep, the reader is awesome πŸ™‚ and I have actually gotten away with the schedule! I’ve been only keeping it up for like a month, but somehow now it’s easier to post things when I’ve started doing it like that πŸ™‚ before I had a schedule, I kept feeling like it constantly crept up behind me and I had to post something last minute and felt super stressed πŸ˜€

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    • That’s great that you made a blogging schedule for yourself! I really have been meaning to do that; I’ve been thinking about buying a nice planner just for that! And sure, I will try to do the tag! What’s it called? I’ll stop by your blog right now and go check it out!

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      • Meh, planners just don’t work for me cause I live in two houses and keep moving throughout the week, so dragging a physical notepad is just… not acceptable, I already have to log clothes and a computer πŸ˜€ I’ve solved it differently! I just made a calendar file online, it’s an excel on Google Sheets. I can access it from anywhere I want, even if I’m not at home, but other than that, it’s similar to a paper one πŸ™‚
        As for the tag, yay! Here it is, it’s quite old so you may not be able to find it otherwise πŸ™‚
        http://avalinahsbooks.space/5-books-that-im-dying-to-read-but-wont/

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