Design Credit: NinaReads
Armchair BEA is a virtual event for the book bloggers who can’t attend Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention in New York this June (June 4 – 8, 2012). Go to Armchair BEA for more details and to join in all the fun!
I have only been blogging since last November but it’s been a very insightful journey as I seem to be learning something new every day. Today, I will be talking about what my experience of blogging has taught me. The most important thing I can say to any blogger out there is: improvise! Nothing irks the audience more than a blog design with big font size, hard-to-read font, unexpected sound on visiting and irregular sized pictures of books, blog tour banners, etc. I won’t be likely to visit a blog again if I had a hard time reading the content because of poor font/background combination, for instance.
Social media helps, especially Twitter. I cannot stress this enough. I have found so many blogger friends because of twitter and it’s also a best way to network and get your blog out there. Another social media I really like is Formspring, whether you’re asking questions or answering them you really get noticed there. Networkedblogs and Facebook also help to an extent.
Lastly, participate. Taking part in blog tours, registering on NetGalley and Edelweiss, posting giveaways and joining twitter chats is also a great way to network with readers, bloggers, authors and publishers. The blogging community is a friendly and people will respond to you if you are willing to connect.
So this is it, guys! Where are your links for the last day of Armchair BEA? Leave me links!
Kayla Beck says
Great tips, Sana! I agree with your blog set-up points completely, but I would like to add that I also detest music that loads automatically.
I hope your week doing Armchair BEA was as fun as mine, and I'm so glad to have met you. New follower. 🙂
Ron C. Nieto says
Next year, I'll try to learn about Armchair BEA *before* the end of the event.
I'll have to try and put your social media advice to work! I'm not too good with those… though I try, I swear!