Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This weeks Top Ten topic is …
Top Ten Things That Make Your Life As A Reader/Book Blogger Easier
The list is in no particular order. And sorry, but no pictures this week.
- My Local Library – I don’t use it very often admittedly, but visiting it occasionally does help keep my costs down. And it’s super helpful if I want to try an author, but I’m not 100% confident that I’ll like them.
- Goodreads – it keeps track of what I’ve read, what I’m reading now, and books that have caught my eye. I also like the quizzes, and the giveaways are good though I’ve never won. I also find it interesting to read other people’s thoughts on books which links to my next item…
- Other Blogs – I follow a decent number of blogs because I trust them, but sometimes I use them to find other blogs through interesting comments.
- My TBR Excel spreadsheet – if a book makes it onto this list then I’m waaaaaay more likely to buy it. It’s also how I kept track of books I want to read that haven’t been published yet.
- WordPress – I find WordPress very helpful in terms of keeping track of how far behind/ahead I am with reviews. I like the schedule feature, as I really dislike writing the post on the same day it goes up.
- Bloglovin’ – it stops my email getting full of posts from blogs I follow.
- Memes – great way to find new interesting blogs. I take part in Top Ten Tuesday (obvs) and Sunday Post regularly. I also occasionally take part in Waiting on Wednesday and Showcase Sunday.
- Read-a-thons – a great way to interact with other blogs, and they also help you get your reading back on track. I like Bout of Books (which I’m taking part in this week) as it lets me set my own goals.
- Twitter – as a blogger I’ve noticed interaction is key, and Twitter is a good format for this imho. It also lets me promote things I find interesting, as well as my own stuff.
- Amazon/The Book Depository – not a huge fan of my local bookstore, and as far as I’m aware the only local independent bookstore has closed. I also can’t justify the cost of travelling to London to visit Foyles, so Amazon and The Book Depository it is for me on the whole. My shelves would be significantly emptier without them.
Those were my top ten things that make my life easier as a blogger. What things make your life easier as a blogger/reader? Let me know in the comments below, or link back to your Top Ten post so I can see what makes your list.
6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (30)”
I can’t believe I didn’t mention Bloglovin’. Also, I have an excel spreadsheet too. Started off with just keeping up with the books in my possession that need to be read, but now I’ve got like 6 other pages on it too! Great list!
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
Spreadsheets are very helpful for keeping track of things. I’ve got a seperate one that keeps track of all the books on my shelves – when I restack them it means I don’t have to work out the alphabetical order or if I’ve lost books.
I Love Amazon too. This year I finally broke down and got a prime membership, and I love it. Getting my books quickly and at a great price is a good thing.
TTT @ Krista’s Dust Jacket
I’m still pondering if getting prime is worth it. It has a lot of good points to it, but I’m still not one totally sure plus I can’t afford to get it at the mo 😦 Good to hear that it works for you.
I love bloglovin and Amazon too. Ah, Excel spreadsheets– wish I could do that (and WordPress). I am of an age where learning computers came in mid-life so I never took courses to learn things like that. Must be efficient for you. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
I love Amazon. There aren’t too many bookstores in my area so it’s just easier to go directly to Amazon.