Friday, November 21, 2014

Book Blogger Hop - 11/21 - 11/27

 Question of the Week:

Do you have any advice for new bloggers?

My Answer:

I have a few tips:

1.  Remove the verification code.
2.  Join a few weekly memes so you get your blog known.
3.  Reply to comments on your blog.
4.  Don't accept more books than you can handle.
5.  Ask for advice from other book bloggers - we are the most friendly, helpful folks around.
6.  Enjoy your blogging experience.



  1. All good pointers. Thanks for sharing. Emma

  2. Thanks, Emma.

    Those are things I learned as I went along.

    THANKS for stopping.

  3. Great advice but #4 is really hard to do!

  4. I is such fun asking and receiving books.

    Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

  5. All fantastic tips Elizabeth. I still have a hard time with #4. I blame NetGalley and its vast selection of wonderful books lol.
    Monique @ Mo_Books

  6. Definitely on #4, but if beginners were like I was, I accepted books and once I got them, I wasn't able to read because of the content.

    I am more selective now.

    Thanks for stopping, Monique.

  7. I need to do number 3. I think sometimes people don't care after they leave a comment. But your right. I should. Great advise. :)

  8. Great advice Elizabeth :) I had to learn the hard way with #4, but I am still finding it difficult to say no to some of these books {sigh} I'm such a people pleaser :/ I don't know how to say no without hurting someone else's feelings anyway. . .have a lovely weekend!

  9. Thanks, Claudia.

    It is difficult to say no, but I always give the folks requesting book reviews other sites that they can look at for other bloggers who may be able to help them. We can't read EVERY book out there. :)

    I include link to book blogs and similar sites that list blogs that may be able to help.

    I hope that helps.

    THANKS for stopping.

  10. I answer all my comments because I like to have my comments responded to. :)

    I always ask for notification when I leave a comment on another blog.

    THANKS for stopping, Alysia.

  11. Elizabeth, what a great idea! I will definitely keep this in mind next time I come across a request I feel isn't suitable to my taste. Thank you so much for this :)

  12. You are most welcome.

    Glad I could help.

  13. Great advice! I struggle with sticking to #4 though. I am trying to get better but it's definitely a challenge!

  14. great advice - sorry about no hop this week. I forgot to set up in advance and last week and this week were doozies...

  15. Thanks for stopping, Hilary.

    I kept looking and thought I missed something. :)

    Hope this upcoming week is better.

  16. Thanks, Nyze.

    Those are things I learned as the years rolled on. :)

  17. Great advice Elizabeth :)

    If I make a comment on a blog, I click on the 'notify me', so f I get a comment back I can see it. I'm still learning about #4, although I get most books for review via Netgalley, I have gotten better about it in the last few years though. Here's my answer, similar to yours :)

  18. Me too on the notification. I like to see a reply to the comment. It is fun to get a return reply. :)

    It is difficult to say no to books. :)

    Thanks for stopping, Cataluna6.