Book Blogger / Reader Spreadsheet Template (2020)

We all know that I live by my lists as a very Type A personality. I made the first version of my Book Blogger Spreadsheet Template in July of 2018. Since then, I have updated and improved the template each year and made it available to anyone who wants it for free. (If you want to leave me a tip to support my work, please check out my ko-fi!)

My book blogging experience drastically changed for the better since I put together a spreadsheet to keep track of all of my ARCs! Now that 2019 is coming to a close and we all begin looking towards a new year (& decade), I’m excited to share the 2020 Spreadsheet Template with you all! This is my best one yet if I do say so myself – and my patrons got access to the spreadsheet to test & make requests about a week and a half ago.

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All About Bookly: Get organized with your reading (+ Giveaway)!

I reached out to Bookly to inquire about sponsorship opportunities after using the free version of the app for a couple of weeks. While I was not paid to write this post, I was given a complimentary lifetime subscription to the app so I could give my honest thoughts about all of the features for this guide. I do not have an affiliate link and will not make any money if you download the app.

Bookly also provided me with a free registration key to giveaway to one of my readers! Be sure to check out the giveaway information at the bottom of the post!

Greetings friends, and welcome to a post I’ve been working on for the past month! I’ve been pretty vocal on social media and in the Discord servers I’m in about my lowkey disdain for Goodreads. The website hasn’t gotten an update of value since Amazon purchased it back in 2013, and I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement.

Enter Bookly. While Bookly isn’t a replacement for Goodreads, it has drastically helped me keep track of my reading and provide valuable statistical insights.

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Making the Move from Paid WordPress to Self-Hosted

Welcome to my first of a four-part post series on my move from Paid Wordpress to Self-Hosted! These posts will discuss my lessons learned and tips you can use (even on Free Wordpress!) to improve your website.

Paid WP vs. Self-Hosted | How I Went Self-Hosted | Proper Use of Headers | SEO for Book Bloggers

At the end of June I made the scary leap to self-hosted for my blog, and I was surprised how easy moving to self-hosted from paid Wordpress was! I’d heard horror stories from friends who broke their site and spent weekends fixing it, which was the main reason I didn’t go self-hosted last year when I decided to buy a domain.

If you are a blogger considering making the move to self-hosted from Wordpress (either free or paid), this guide is for you! I will go over the actual steps I took, how long of a process it is, and a couple of things I’ve learned since. This is a long post, but it should answer all of your questions!

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Paid WordPress versus Self Hosted: What I wish the guides told me

Welcome to my first of a four-part post series on my move from Paid Wordpress to Self-Hosted! These posts will discuss my lessons learned and tips you can use (even on Free Wordpress!) to improve your website.

Paid WP vs. Self-Hosted | How I Went Self-Hosted | Proper Use of Headers | SEO for Book Bloggers

I made the jump from Paid Wordpress to Self-Hosted a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve learned a lot since that process. My lessons began about eleven months ago: I wanted to add Google Analytics to my website and found I couldn’t unless I was on the Business plan ($20/month). If I wanted to pay that much I could have gone with managed Wordpress. This paid wordpress versus self-hosted guide aims to assist bloggers considering moving from free wordpress to having their own domain.

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What the New CMA Guidelines Mean for Book Bloggers & How to Properly Disclose ARCs

Greetings friends, and welcome to another guide here on Reader Voracious! This one has been percolating in the back of my mind for a few weeks awhile now, and while it isn’t the most ~attractive~ topic out there I think it is incredibly important to talk about: how to properly disclose as book bloggers.

Have you ever taken a moment to think about the power that we have as book bloggers? No, this is not an ego trip on my part, I am genuinely asking for you to think about it. We all have our platform(s) and have followers that turn to us for our honest opinions on the books that we read; I can’t count on my hands the number of books that I bought as a result of my friends talking about them. I know the term makes me rather uncomfortable, but we are all truly influencers in the book space!

An influencer is an individual who has the power to affect purchase decisions of others because of their authority, knowledge, position or relationship with their audience. An individual who has a following in a particular niche, which they actively engage with.

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