Posts Categorized: Blogging

Feb 20 2015
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Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun – 2/20/15

Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun – 2/20/15

Hilary at Feeling Beachie hosts the weekly Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun. I’m excited to be a co-host this week! Read on for my answers and feel free to link-up!

The statements are:
___ is the ____
Do you ___ on the weekends?
___ is my ____ comfort food
______ always makes me happy.

My answers:
Winter is the worst season.
Do you sleep in on the weekends?
Pasta is my go-to comfort food
Reading always makes me happy.

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Jan 20 2015
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Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 – Finish Line #bloggiesta

Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 – Finish Line #bloggiesta

Well folks, it’s all over. The Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 is officially in the history books. How did you do? Did you complete all your #bloggiesta tasks this time around? I didn’t, but I think I did fairly well! I actually got several things done that I wanted to, and scheduled more posts than I planned. My blog email inbox is cleaner (which wasn’t on my list, but should have been) and I responded to all the outstanding review requests that were hanging out in my Review Requests plug-in area. By the way – if you are a book blogger and you haven’t checked out the Review Requests plug-in from Creative Whim, you need to. It is fabulous! Anyhow. …

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Jan 18 2015
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Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 – Update 1 #bloggiesta

Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 – Update 1 #bloggiesta

Not much progress has been made so far. You can click the button above for my sign-up post. My original to-do list and things I’ve accomplished are crossed out:

Write at least 2 product reviews.
Schedule at least 5 posts.
Revamp my sidebar.
Do at least two mini challenges.
Update my blogging spreadsheets.
Begin implementing my blogging calendar.
Figure out an issue I’ve been having with a plug-in.
Reinstall StatCounter.
Add tsu social media button.
Comment on other Bloggiesta participant blogs.
Check out and make plans to complete past mini challenges.

Still a lot of work to be done – but luckily I’ve got the rest of today and tomorrow (no work!) to work on it. I’m really buckling down for the rest of this #bloggiesta. What are you working on …

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Jan 15 2015
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Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015

Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015

It’s nearly time for the Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015! Woohoo! What is a Bloggiesta you ask? The Bloggiesta site explains it quite well:

In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta!

 

My Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 Goals are as follows, though I will likely modify them during the Bloggiesta:

Write at least 2 product reviews.
Schedule at least 5 posts.
Revamp my sidebar.
Do at least …

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Jan 10 2015
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Comment Issues

So sorry for the recent comment issues. I have no idea what happened. I use FeedPress for my blog subscriptions, and I haven’t changed any settings there or in WordPress. For some reason, anytime someone tried to comment or send in a contact form or book review request, there would be an error popup requiring a blog subscription. That was not my doing and I have no clue how that started popping up! I changed my theme to an older WordPress theme and for some reason, that seems to have worked. I will continue investigating the problem, but please feel free to e-mail me if you have any issues with commenting or anything else going on with my blog. …

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Dec 02 2014
1

Library Challenge 2015

Library Challenge 2015

I’m really excited to sign up for the Library Challenge 2015, hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. She is challenging everyone to use the resources offered by their local public libraries. I’m excited about this challenge for a few reasons. I have loved the library as long as I can remember. My biggest joy was getting to go to our little local library with my own library card and check out books, VHS tapes, and participate in reading challenges and other fun activities at the library. The little library in my town is no longer there, though I still think of it fondly every time I pass the building. When I was in high school, I spent …

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Nov 12 2014
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Please Excuse the Dust

Hi everyone! Please Excuse the Dust. I am in the process of switching webhost service providers. While I’m hoping it doesn’t cause much of an issue posting-wise, my site may look a little out of sorts for the next several days as I get everything transferred to my new webhost. A special thank you goes out to Lori from Escape With Dollycas for recommending Tiger Tech as a new host.

Please let me know if you come across any broken images or links. I’m hoping to make a smooth transition, though it is a little bumpy trying to move over 2 years worth of blog stuff. Thank you for your patience. πŸ™‚

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Jul 06 2014
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Comments and Spam – Yuck!

Hi Readers! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve switched up my comment system on Brooke Blogs just a little bit. Even though I have a spam-blocking plug-in that stops a lot of spam comments from hitting my site, I have had several spam comments slip through and be posted over the last couple days. If you’ve commented on my site before, then commenting will continue as usual for you. If this is your first time visiting Brooke Blogs (hi! πŸ™‚ and welcome), then your first comment on a post will be held in queue until I approve it. I am online frequently throughout the day, so this shouldn’t be an issue. Just know that even if your …

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Jun 17 2014
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Biannual Blogathon Bash Time! June 20th-23rd #blogathon2

Biannual Blogathon Bash Time! June 20th-23rd #blogathon2

It’s Biannual Blogathon Bash Time again. Yay! From June 20th through the 23rd, bloggers from around the world will be spending time working on their blogs. I love the biannual blogathon. There are so many things I need to do for my blog, both on the back end, which no one sees but me, and posting wise. I’m hoping to participate in several mini challenges throughout the weekend as well, and hope to make at least one of the twitter parties.

Here is a rough draft of what I’m hoping to accomplish during the biannual blogathon next weekend:

Set up a review spreadsheet for products.
Set up a review spreadsheet for books.
Brainstorm and draft 3-5 ‘rainy day’ blog posts.
Write several product reviews …

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May 26 2014
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Armchair BEA – Introduction 2014 #ArmchairBEA

Armchair BEA – Introduction 2014 #ArmchairBEA


Button designed by Amber of Shelf Notes

Since I won’t be traveling to BEA this year, I’m really excited to participate in Armchair BEA. πŸ™‚ This is my introduction post, letting other Armchair BEA participants learn a little more about me. There are ten questions posted here, and we are to pick a max of 5 to answer. My answers follow. Please let me know if you’re participating in Armchair BEA as well…it’s going to be a lot of fun! I’d love to check out your posts.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are …

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