Category: event

Jul 23
{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch :Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets)

{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch :Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets)

Be sure to check out all my other Blogging On a Time Crunch Posts here: Day 1: Intro Day 2: Time Management (printables) Day 3: Essential Tools Day 4:  Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets) Day 5: The One with all the Resources ———————————- Today I have asked other bloggers to share their tips, secrets, (YES! spreadsheets!) for how they stay organized blogging and how they get everything done that they want to! One of the biggest issues bloggers seem to run into is keeping track of their books. (their review books, their ARCs, their ebooks, etc. Not to mention all the new releases) I have shared with you how I keep Organized, and how I keep track of my upcoming ARCs, but let’s see how other bloggers do it. ————————– First, I want to say a HUGE thank you for all these great bloggers offering to share their tips and practices with us today on Book Briefs. And if anyone else would like to be featured, let me know in the comments… Read more »

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Jul 22
{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Essential Blogging Tools

{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Essential Blogging Tools

Be sure to check out all my other Blogging On a Time Crunch Posts here: Day 1: Intro Day 2: Time Management (printables) Day 3: Essential Tools Day 4:  Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets) Day 5: The One with all the Resources ———————————- Today I am going to share with you the tools that I could not blog without. Time management and scheduling are great. In fact they are the foundation of my daily life, and they are what I owe a lot of my success to. BUT I still wouldn’t be able to get nearly as much done with my blog, if I didn’t have these tools. And if you want AH-MAZING posts on some of these tools, and way more, you need to check out Brittany @ Book Bumblings blog. She is kind of a genius! Jump to the tool you are most interested in: Google Calendar Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin Tweak Me Theme ToDoist Pixlr PicMonkey Gmails Canned Response add-on Trello Better Click to Tweet Plugin Pin button plugin… Read more »

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Jul 21
{Discussion+Free Downloads} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Time Management

{Discussion+Free Downloads} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Time Management

If you want more information about the event, check out my introduction post HERE Be sure to check out all my other Blogging On a Time Crunch Posts here: Day 1: Intro Day 2: Time Management (printables) Day 3: Essential Tools Day 4:  Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets) Day 5: The One with all the Resources ———————————- Today I am going to talk to you about time management. And really the title should more about finding a system that works for your. Because everyone has the same amount of time. You can’t manage time. You can only manage yourself. And in order to manage yourself, to be at your most productive and effective, and happiest, you have to find your sweet spot. Also known as balance.  Find Your Balance The thing you have to remember is that balance is different for everyone. You have to find what works for you.  There is no right way to blog. (or plan, or work, or anything really.) The key is to know yourself, and know how… Read more »

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Mar 02
{Starting Post+Goals} Take Control of your TBR Pile 2015! #TakeControlTBR

{Starting Post+Goals} Take Control of your TBR Pile 2015! #TakeControlTBR

It’s finally here! I have been so excited for this event for multiple reasons. (I stole the reasons from my post last year because they all still apply 😉 ) 1) I LOVE Kimba. Seriously this lady is great. She is one of my very favorite bloggers, and her events are lots of fun. 2) my TBR pile is SCARY! for real. So I am taking control this month! AND YOU SHOULD TOO! There will be read-a-thons, giveaways, and lots of little challenges and fun things along the way. Join in! Get more information about the event and sign up over at Kimba’s blog. You can sign up HERE I’m not as prepared this year as I was last year. Last year I scheduled my whole month around my TBR but this year I am kind of winging it, so I do have some ARC reviews that won’t count towards this challenge, but any help that I can get with my TBR is great by me. I made a goodreads… Read more »

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Jul 17
{Bookish News+Giveaway} The Page Girls Birthday week and Launch!

{Bookish News+Giveaway} The Page Girls Birthday week and Launch!

The Page Girls (www.thepagegirls.com) is a new online mag with an emphasis on books, cocktails, and female friendships. Each week, they publish a themed issue containing short stories, book reviews, personal and funny essays, videos, cocktail recipes, and more. Some sample issues include The Craziest Thing I Did For Love and LYLAS (Love You Like a Sister). From July 21-25, The Page Girls is celebrating its first official “birthday week,” which means a giveaway every day plus other goodies. Sign up for The Page Girls’ weekly newsletter to get notified about new issues, and be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to stop by the party and join in the fun. Take a look at all that you can win! To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to enter. There will be 2 winners! The lovely girls at The Page Girls have offered up a custom set of Letterpress Coasters for one US winner. Another winner will get an ebook copy of Here for the Cake by Emily Poule (Rom-Com)  Rules: -My contest Policy applies -Must… Read more »

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Jul 14
{Event+Challenge Giveaway} Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon! #WWReadathon Guess the Title-Picture Challenge

{Event+Challenge Giveaway} Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon! #WWReadathon Guess the Title-Picture Challenge

Hosted by My Shelf Confessions You can see all the rules and join in on the fun by checking out her post HERE This read-a-thon is a lot of fun so join in if you can! There will be twitter chats, challenges, and giveaways.  Twitter Party! #WWReadathon Continuing this edition are the Twitter Parties! We’re having two parties: Saturday 19th: 2:30pm EST/8:30pm CET — 4pm EST/10pm CET Tuesday 22nd: 6:30 EST/12:30 CET — 8pm EST/2am CET Here’s the schedule for the challenges that will be held during the week. Every challenge will go on for the entire week from the time that challenge goes up [most will go up the first day.] Most,  if not all challenges are also open to internationals. 🙂  ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ Challenges Brenda @ Daily Mayo – Cover Lover Challenge Michelle @ Book Briefs –  Guess the Title Picture Puzzle Kimberly @ The Windy Pages – Randomly Fill in… Read more »

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Jul 07
{Challenge} Summer Surge Read-A-Thon

{Challenge} Summer Surge Read-A-Thon

Hosted by The Book Badger You can see all the rules and join in on the fun by checking out her post HERE The Rules are pretty minimal- you can read anything you want! And there will be 5 read-a-longs and 5 challenges to participate in. The read-a-longs are as follows: 1) 14th July – 20th July: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (Goodreads) 2) 21st July – 27th July: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Goodreads) 3) 28th July – 3rd August: Defiance by C.J. Dougherty (Goodreads) 4) 4th August – 10th August: Doll Bones by Holly Black (Goodreads) 5) 11th August – 17th August: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (Goodreads) I will be updating my progress here as the read-a-thon progresses. I am not sure what I will be reading yet. Progress

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Jul 07

{Challenge} 2014 Summer Reading Challenge

  Check out the start up post for rules HERE Basically you can read anything you want, but the book must have been published before June 1, 2014 Because I am participating in a couple of other events, I will also be reading new books, but those won’t count towards this challenge. I am challenging myself to read 65 books between June and September 1 that were published before June 1. Progress

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Jun 26
{Interview+Giveaway} Bloomsbury Spark’s Six Month Sparkiversary!

{Interview+Giveaway} Bloomsbury Spark’s Six Month Sparkiversary!

Welcome to Bloomsbury Spark’s Six Month Sparkiversary! Bloomsbury Spark is a one-of-a-kind, global, digital imprint from Bloomsbury Publishing dedicated to publishing a wide array of exciting fiction eBooks to teen, YA, and new adult readers. Today I have an interview with some of bloomsbury Spark authors as well as a giveaway for a kindle preloaded with 12 Bloomsbury Spark titles!  Cool, right? What has been your best experience since the release of your book? Ashley Poston: Definitely all the support on Twitter and Facebook! I never thought I’d have so many people out of the blue just tweeting me to tell me how much they loved my story! It means a lot to me. I think every author has one story that’s their “baby” and mine is The Sound of Us. While it’s a very funny, very light-hearted YA/NA crossover (think Fangirl), its tackles some heavy-hitting stuff that’s pretty personal to me. And it’s surreal and wonderful and thrilling to read how much other people enjoyed it! Caroline Dunford: I loved seeing the face… Read more »

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