Book blogging is more than just reading. Who helped you set up or run your blog? Or did you do it all yourself?
I would like to say that I woke up one day, yelled, "Eureka", and furiously typed away until my blog became what it is today. Alas, that simply isn't true. Over the last seven months, I have poured a lot of sweat and tears into this blog making it an absolute extension of my love for books and my work within libraries.
Some of it has been my own creation such as my Literary Love" and "Soul Craft" series. I created this series to showcase artist's work and the process behind it because I wanted to share my love of all things literary and didn't want to lose that direct connection I foster with people when I have the opportunity to learn from their experiences. I love it so much. I wanted to share that experience with others.
My Reader Recommendation Service derived from my ability to suggest books for patrons. Throughout the last five years working in libraries, this has been my favorite aspect. I love helping people broaden their horizons. After all, a great library has something in it to offend everyone!Selecting books for others proves to be a challenge and I love piecing those puzzles together everyday. My service travels through word of mouth and I have been blessed to pick books for well-known authors. It is always such an honor to pick books for someone whose books have personally impacted my life and others I have known.
I have changed my layout a few times, picked up manuals from around my local libraries about blogging in order to find tips and tricks to enhance my blog. I've even asked other people within the blogging community to critique my blog in order to get feedback on what I can improve.
Although I created the blog on my own, I've had help along the way. Two heads are better than one, right?
A word of advice: If you're new to the blogging community or even a veteran, there is always a way to improve.