Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: ten book blogging tools I use the most

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

First of all, this blog wouldn't be crap without you, my lovely readers. I appreciate and love you all, from the bottom of my heart for stopping by. But following are some tools that I use for my (often sporadic) posting.

1. Kindle app - I don't have a dedicated e-reader, but have downloaded the free Kindle app onto my phone for reading ebooks. I used to use the free Aldiko app as well, but with one of their updates they did away with the ability to highlight and write notes. The feature is available with the paid app, but I'm all about free.

2. Twitter - It's easy to get sucked into the Twitterverse rabbit hole, but it sure is a great place to talk books with both readers and authors.

3. Blog it! app - For writing on the fly, I like the Blog it! app. Do you use an app for Blogger? Love it or hate it, I'd love to know of some other choices. Please share.

4. Bloglovin' -  (with the demise of Google Friend Connect) I follow a lot of blogs written by more experienced and brilliant bloggers than myself, and love to read them all. The authors all bring a little something different to the table, and I learn so much from them.

4. Memes - This comes from number 4. I didn't know what the hell a meme even was until I started reading blogs. I try and not go crazy with them and don't hold myself to a strict schedule. I love Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, Oh, How Pinteresting! hosted by The Vintage Apple, and Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads.

5. Challenges - This is the first year I've participated in any challenges and am loving it. I only chose two, Where are you reading? hosted by Book Journey and the Foodies Read challenge. They have both have been a blessing in helping to decide what to read and review next.

6. Stats - I'm a slave to my stats. I know I shouldn't be, but how else am I supposed to know what people want to read? At least that's how I justify it in my head. UGH!

7. A notebook - I have a notebook that I jot down ideas, book review notes, etc. in. It fits in my purse, and I would be lost without it. It's raggedy as all get-out, but I love it. It's my Woobie.

8. Panera - My internet connection is often sketchy to say the very least, so I started packing up and going to my local Panera. Dude, What's not to love? coffee. Good. Free wi-fi. very good. And the staff has NEVER made me feel like a moocher. Quite the contrary, I always have felt very welcome. It's all good!

9. Wikipedia - I use Wikipedia A LOT! I know, not all is true on wiki, but it is still a FANTASTIC resource.

10. HTML - I've learned so much (from zero) HTML since I started blogging, and so many kind people are willing to help with their tutorials on the interweb. I'm not near my laptop bookmarked will all of my faves, but I will have to make a note to share in my notebook.

My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for accompanying me on this blogging journey.

All my love,


  1. Ooh Panera - that's one of my go to places when I need a little alone time for blogging. A cup of coffee, a bagel and an hour or two at Panera!

    Tanya Patrice

  2. Don't worry, you're not the only who's a slave to blog stats ;D

    Thanks for dropping by my TTT!

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  3. Thanks for sharing so many helpful tips. Keeping a notebook handy is something I need to do - inspiration always strikes when I have neither pen nor paper to hand!


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