Blogmas Day Seven: WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading The Choice by Nora Roberts.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Soulsmith by Will Wight.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I most recently finished Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta.

Antonia- I most recently read The Choice by Nora Roberts.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- Next I want to finish City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda.

Antonia- Next I’d like to read A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab.

What is your reading update for this week?

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston and I’m listening to The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling.

Antonia- I’m currently reading A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I think The Counselors by Jessica Goodman is still the last book I finished.

Antonia- I most recently finished Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- Next, I really want to read The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts.

What are your answers this week?

Five Blogging Tips Amanda Relies On

Hey, lovelies! I’ve been thinking about writing a ‘blogging tips’ post forever. But I never felt like someone that was qualified to talk about that. I realized that my tips are just things that work for me. Not everything that helps me succeed will work the same for you, but I want to share the things I’ve found really work for me after 7 years of blogging.

Schedule Your Posts

This is honestly the biggest thing that helps me post continuous content. I work on blog posts and reviews when I have free time, but I’m usually working a month ahead. So, since it’s September. I’m currently working on Blogtober posts and maybe even some things for #SciFiMonth in November.

I like to work ahead. It’s really great if I don’t end up having time (my kids certainly keep me busy), for a week or more to work on the blog, I usually have plenty of posts scheduled ahead of time to allow me that time.

Choose a Set Posting Schedule

I think it’s a great idea for anyone who blogs to have a consistent posting schedule. I post every day Monday through Friday, which is more than usual, I think. Each week here on the blog, we share Top Ten Tuesday, WWW Wednesday, a book review on Thursday (usually), and Monday & Friday I share recommendations or TBRs or other list-like posts.

Having this plan makes it easy to know what I’m going to post each week. I have what I call ‘post skeletons’ saved to my computer so once a month or so, I can copy that skeleton and just paste it as a new post for WWW Wednesday and Top Ten Tuesday. Then Antonia and I can just add in our book selections as needed.

Plan Your Content

This sounds really similar to the above information, but since we know what kinds of things we will post M-F, I have a list of post ideas that I add to whenever I have a new idea. I keep this in my notes app, so I can add to it anywhere. This running list is really useful when I work on my Monday and Friday posts because often I’ll have made my entire list already (deciding which books to include in each post is what takes the longest for me), and then I just have to add the covers and descriptions.

I also want to talk about the recurring weekly posts we do. Top Ten Tuesday and WWW Wednesday are two read posts to participate in each week. Top Ten Tuesday gives us some of our highest number of views. These posts are great for any blogger, but I think especially for any new bloggers or anyone struggling to come up with bookish content to share.

Choose Topics That Interest You

This feels like it should be obvious but write and talk about the books and genres and things that interest you. It definitely comes across when I’m blogging just to get posts out compared to when I work really hard on posts I’m interested in and excited about sharing with the world.

Don’t buy and read only the popular books unless that’s what you’re really interested in reading and writing about. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like I can tell when someone is only reading popular books because they think that’s what they’re supposed to do, but they’re consistently not enjoying those books.

Read and write about things you’re interested in and passionate about. If you don’t, blogging will become another chore you have to check off your to-do list.

These are my few simple tips for anyone that wants to read them. I feel like I’ve been a blogger for so long that I should have more to say, but that’s all folks.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently listening to The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling. I’m in the middle of The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper and The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal, but I haven’t picked either of them up in a while.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I most recently finished The Counselors by Jessica Goodman.

Antonia- I most recently read When Darkness Falls by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- I don’t know what I’ll read next. I have a few spooky season audiobooks borrowed from my library, so probably one of those.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin.

What have you been reading?

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I most recently finished, and enjoyed, The Counselors by Jessica Goodman.

Antonia- I most recently read When Darkness Falls by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- I want to pick up something spooky to get me in the mood for spooky season.

Antonia- I’m not sure yet but I’ll be on vacation for the next week so I’ll have to see what my Kindle has to offer.

What are your answers to this week’s questions?

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth.

Antonia- I just started Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I most recently finished Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin.

Antonia- I most recently read When Darkness Falls by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- Next, I want to get back into The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts.

What have you been reading recently?

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently in the middle of (and slowly making progress on) The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Seigemund-Broka. I’m also trying to read The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal. I’m listening to Frostbite by Richelle Mead again also.

Antonia- I’m currently reading All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I think the last thing I finished was This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollen.

Antonia- I most recently read When Darkness Falls by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- I have no idea. I got lots of birthday books, so I have no shortage of choices.

Antonia- I’m not sure yet. I’ll have to see what I’m in the mood for.

Here’s another weekly reading update! Share your answers in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m actively reading The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka.

Antonia- I’m currently reading All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace and To Light A Candle by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I finished This is Your Mind on Plants by Micheal Pollen.

Antonia- I most recently finished The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- Next, I really don’t know.

Antonia- I’m going to try to get back to my physical TBR next.

Share your answers below!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m certainly in the middle of a few things. But I’m in the middle of a chaotic road trip so I haven’t been reading anything for the last week.

Antonia- I’m currently reading All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I think the last thing I finished was The Book Of Gothel by Mary McMyne.

Antonia- I most recently finished Network Effect by Martha Wells.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- I really don’t know.

Antonia- Next I’ll read The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.

Here’s another weekly reading update! Share your answers in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May.

Antonia- I’m currently reading All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I finished The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne.

Antonia- I most recently read Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- I have no clue what I’m going to read next.

Antonia- I’m not sure but plan to keep working through my physical TBR.

Here’s our update, share yours in the comments!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m physically reading Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I’m listening to The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas and I’m reading the ebook for Gallant by V.E. Schwab.

Antonia- I just started All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney which I could not put down.

Antonia- I most recently finished Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- Next, I have The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James on deck.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll start The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi.

What are your answers for this week?

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney and I’m listening to Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li.

Antonia- I’m currently reading King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I finished The Man Ban by Nicola Marsh last night.

Antonia- I most recently read Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- Next, I really want to read The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka.

Antonia- Next I’ll read Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

What are you reading this week? Let us know below!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading Furyborn by Claire Legrand. I’m also reading Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur.

Antonia- I’m currently reading King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo and Network Effect by Martha Wells.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I most recently finished A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers.

Antonia- I most recently read Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- I think next I’ll pick up The Man Ban by Nicola Marsh.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

Share your answers to the three w’s in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently rereading my physical copy of Furyborn by Claire Legrand. I’m reading The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal. I’m listening to The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams.

Antonia- I’m currently reading King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- The last book that I finished was Off the Grid by Tess Sharpe.

Antonia- I most recently read Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- After Furyborn, I have one book left from my TBR Jar picks. So, that’s probably what I’ll read before mood reading until my birthday reading challenge.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

Here’s another weekly reading update! Share your answers in the comments below!