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Let’s Talk Bookish: Tips for newbie bloggers

Last year at uni, I hated cooking for myself. I could never think of what I wanted to eat and the two supermarkets near me didn’t have much option anyways.

Cafeteria life here at American Uni though is not all it’s cracked up to be. At least back home if I’m hungry at 2am I can go downstairs and make pasta or chicken nuggets, something me and my housemates did a lot. Here all I can do is eat Oreos … which is exactly what I’m doing right now.

I’m hungry and I want to keep my mind off it so it’s time for another week of Let’s Talk Bookish!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! September Topics.

This weeks topic is … Tips for newbie bloggers!

Prompts: What have you learned since you first started blogging? What advice would you give to new bloggers? What is your favorite thing about blogging? What is the hardest part of blogging for you? Is there anything you wish you’d done differently with your blog?


What have you learned since you first started blogging?

End of August, this blog turned 4 years old! What the Hell!! I completely forgot to acknowledge this a couple of weeks ago so I’m gonna celebrate right here right now.

🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊

Anyways, getting back to the task at hand. In the four years I’ve been blogging I feel like I’ve learnt to just read and write whatever my heart desires. There can be a lot of pressure to keep up with trends especially when it comes to reading the most popular books.

So yeah, just read whatever book you are in the mood for and the same goes for writing blog posts.


What advice would you give to new bloggers?

First and foremost I suggest interacting with other bloggers as much as possible. I know commenting on peoples posts and or tagging people to do things can sometimes feel super awkward but trust me it’s a great way to connect. I mean I need to psyche myself up to comment sometimes and yet I get a massive smile on my face whenever someone comments on my posts.

Next I’d say create a schedule that works for you. Blogging is meant to be fun so don’t stress yourself out about posting enough, doing too many tags or not doing many reviews. If blogging starts to feel like a chore, take some time off until you find enjoyment in it again.


What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I love just being able to shout into the abyss of the internet. Some of my real life friends like reading but not to the extent where they have a list of anticipated books that aren’t even out yet, ya know.

My blog is where I come to talk about book-ish stuff with people that get it and even if nobody even read my posts, at least I’m getting it out of my system.


What is the hardest part of blogging for you?

Twitter!! I’ve tried branching out onto Twitter and, ya know, tried to link my posts and build a following over on that platform but it’s just not working. I don’t have the patience to keep at it either. Nowadays I use twitter to keep an eye on drama and jokes.


Is there anything you wish you’d done differently with your blog?

Hmmm it took me way too long to figure out how to make my blog actually look nice. It was terribly formatted to start with and I regret that anybody had to see it like that. I like it much better how it is right now.

I’d also maybe change the name. I took all of two minutes to decide the name of this blog so I might have given a bit more thought to that back when I started.

I had a lot of fun with this weeks topic. If you’re a newbie blogger, please take any and all advice with a pinch of salt. If anyone else has any advice, please leave it in the comments.

I’m gonna go back to eating my peanut butter Oreos now. I’m still hungry but this was a good distraction for a little while. Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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10 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Tips for newbie bloggers”

  1. I totally feel you about Twitter but I figure if there’s one platform that I think I use consistently enough it’s that one. I just lurk though and I’m a hardcore retweeter but much the same as blogging, I do whatever whenever. I’m not really consistent by any means! 😂 You suggested some great tips for newbies! For me, engaging is everything and even though it’s awkies at first, it’s well worth it once you start building a ‘network’ within the community! Also, I think your blog looks great and I like the name, too! 😊

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    1. I’m considering just starting fresh and making a new Twitter account for blogging/writing especially since I’m interested in submitting to lit-journals which are all advertised/promoted on twitter.
      Yeah interacting online is so awkward at first, despite us all just being avatars, but it’s super fun when you get past that haha.

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