Posts Categorized: Blogging

Dec 02 2014

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

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. 🙂

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Jul 06 2014

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! 🙂 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

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

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. 🙂 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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May 06 2014

Blog Subscriptions Moving to FeedPress

Hi everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that I am updating my blog subscription service. I’m moving to FeedPress. I love the features and I can do a lot more with it than I can with the Jetpack subscription service. The best part: you can now subscribe and receive just one daily email with all my posts for the day, instead of getting an email for every single post. Woohoo!

I think I managed to import email addresses from those of you that subscribed a while back using MailChimp. I’m discontinuing that newsletter…hopefully, if my import worked correctly, you shouldn’t have an interruption in service. If you notice you haven’t received an email from Brooke Blogs for a …

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