Tag: Blogging: Behind the Scenes

Fact:  I Am Terrible At Marketing My Blog (This Is Not An Advice Post)

Fact: I Am Terrible At Marketing My Blog (This Is Not An Advice Post)

I have been blogging on-and-off since 2009.  In many ways, I don’t think that’s a fair date, and it’s the reason I don’t really celebrate a blogiversary – I didn’t commit to anything consistent until 2017.  Still, in that time I haven’t even amassed 1000 followers.  That seems like such an important number to me – as if “1000” will make me more of a legitimate blogger.  The sensible side of me knows that isn’t true – you can be a legitimate blogger as long as you have a blog… even if only your mom follows you (my mom does […]

Posted July 4, 2019 in Bookish Things // 18 Comments //
Reviews on Your Blog:  Worth It?

Reviews on Your Blog: Worth It?

On and off in the last several years, I’ve bounced around about my stance on including book reviews on my blog.  Even though it’s a book blog.  There’s a lot of variety in the way book bloggers handle their content, and I think it’s important to include whatever content you personally want, and stick to it. A lot of my content is book reviews.  I make sure to include two non-reviews a week (sometimes more), but ultimately, you’re looking at about 65% of my content being reviews.  For a while, I felt like this was just filler content.  But I’ve […]

Posted April 19, 2019 in Memes // 22 Comments //
The Hiatus Bug

The Hiatus Bug

I am the queen of hiatuses.  I eat hiatuses for breakfast.  I invented the hiatus.  All bow before me! (Don’t worry, I’m not taking one.  This is just a post about taking hiatuses.) I have taken so many hiatuses that this blog actually has posts dating back to 2009, if you’re diligent enough to go digging.  There’s a reason why I’m The Literary Phoenix.  This blog has been reborn again, and again, and again. Fun fact – 2018 was the first year I didn’t take a hiatus.  Not a proper one, anyway.  I don’t think vacations really count, do you?  Vacation is vacation.  Hiatus […]

Posted February 15, 2019 in Memes // 0 Comments //
2019 Blogging Goals

2019 Blogging Goals

Every year around this time, I like to think about my previous year on the blog and what I’d like to do in the future.  2019 is going to be another year of change and busyness for me – we’re moving again so a good deal of the spring is going to be tied up in packing boxes and unpacking boxes.  Add to that certain career expectations I have been expertly avoiding, and there’s a few different aspects of my life that I just don’t know right now.  And that is TERRIFYING for me.  I’m the type of person who likes to […]

Posted January 3, 2019 in Blogging // 8 Comments //
What is Your “Blogging Zone”?

What is Your “Blogging Zone”?

As a blogger, I think it’s very important to find yourself in the right atmosphere.  I mean, sure.  We can jump right in and write words anywhere, but realistically?  It’s a lot easy to snap into that familiar flow if you’re in your working zone.  As someone who works from home once a week, I’ve read a few different articles about the necessity of maintaining a workspace separate from your living space, and I think that’s vital when you blog as well.  There’s certain sights, smells, and sounds that we associate with certain activities, and as such it’s important to […]

Posted December 14, 2018 in Memes // 2 Comments //
10 Book Bloggerish Things I am Grateful for this Year

10 Book Bloggerish Things I am Grateful for this Year

Bonjour, mes chers. American Thanksgiving is this Thursday and while it had some grisly, mortifying beginnings, it has become a day for family and gratitude and reflection.  And, frankly, for food.  Big focus on food.  But it’s still a good time to look back and reflect on the previous year and find things that have brought us joy and to be grateful for them. I didn’t do one of these last year, so I really wanted to remedy that this year. I a grateful for… a consistent readership base. We bloggers but a lot of work into our content for […]

Posted November 20, 2018 in Memes // 12 Comments //