Tag Archive: blogging

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In Blogging: The Take-Away From SELF Magazine’s Tutu Boo-Boo

March 28, 2014 | Susie | 9 Comments

I know, this is not really book-related. But I have been known to write about blogging, and I think a lot of us now are in the sphere of curating and creating content to be shared–and there’s a big lesson in a recent incident. SELF […]

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7 ways to amp up your book blog.

February 1, 2014 | Susie | 13 Comments

Do you have a book blog? Do you ever get the feeling that your blog is just a little . . . blah? Or maybe your page views have gone down. Regular commenters have disappeared. Your shares are lookin’ downright pitiful. Don’t worry. We’ve all […]

Why I’m cool about having periods of no book reviews (and why authors and publishers should be, too).

November 24, 2013 | Susie | 21 Comments

HEY, HEY. I AM GETTING READY TO WRITE A DISCLAIMER. PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER BEFORE GETTING UP IN MY COMMENTS AND ARGUING WITH ME ABOUT THIS THING THAT I AM GETTING READY TO ADDRESS LIKE I DID NOT ADDRESS IT AT ALL. THANK YOU. I […]

Why the new Goodreads policy is wrong, and what they should have done.

September 28, 2013 | Susie | 26 Comments

Have we all heard about the new Goodreads policy of NO MENTION OF AUTHOR BEHAVIOR WHATSOEVER? Before, these reviews were simply limited to the reviewer’s profile, and not on the book’s review page. Now, these reviews are deleted entirely and we’re not permitted to talk […]

Do blog tours and extended promotions actually turn followers off?

August 12, 2013 | Susie | 54 Comments

We’ve done a few events and blog tours here at IB in the past. Blog tours, if you’re not familiar with them, is the digital equivalent of hopping city-to-city to promote one’s book; instead of physically traveling, you’re being promoted/reviewed/guest posting on different blogs. The […]

I was going to quit blogging, and then I read some comic books.

March 9, 2013 | Susie | 36 Comments

I was thisclose to shutting down IB this past week . . . and by “thisclose” I mean, I already did it. And then changed my mind. It’s no secret that I haven’t exactly been feeling the bloggery lately. I have wanted to do anything┬ábut┬áblog […]

I have writer’s block.

February 21, 2013 | Susie | 37 Comments

I didn’t want to write this post. I still don’t want to write this post. Or any post. Just typing out the words right now is something akin to pulling a thousand tiny splinters out of my body. Since about mid-December, I’ve been suffering from […]

Things I have learned in 16 months of book blogging.

December 1, 2012 | Susie | 59 Comments

I was cruising though some old blogging dramz–I admit it, I’m a bit of a voyeur when it comes to internet drama–and I started thinking about things that I’ve learned this past year-plus while writing this blog. I’d been a blogger before this, but nothing […]

Reading Rage Tuesday (late! sorry): How to make blogging not suck.

June 13, 2012 | Susie | 25 Comments

Now, I don’t want to imply that I’m at all tired of book blogging. I’m not. I still think book blogging is completely rad. I also apologize that this isn’t exactly a rant? Plus, it’s not Tuesday? My bad. I’m still re-orienting my brain. So, […]

The Author’s Guide to Social Media: Book bloggers can be your best friends.

May 20, 2012 | Susie | 28 Comments

…. or, of course, your worst enemy. We’d really like to be friends, though. (Well, I can’t speak for everyone, but I would like to be your friend, at least.) When everything goes well, book bloggers and authors have a symbiotic relationship. We bloggers have […]