2009 BIP Week 7: Comments

I’ve, er, missed the last two Blog Improvement Project assignments but I’ve latched on to this one! Here’s what’s up this week: Week #7 is going to be all about making your blog more comment friendly. During the goal setting project (Week #1), a lot of people made it a goal to leave more blog comments. This is important, but I think it’s also vital that once you get a new reader at your blog Read More …

2009 BIP: Week 4

This week’s Blog Improvement Project project is one that I am always worried about: maintenance and information location/availability. I’m horribly worried that I don’t have info available that people need, or that I’ve inadvertently hidden some important information somewhere. I also worry a lot about my sidebar, and tags, and categories. So basically, I worry a lot about how my blog looks and how easily people can find what they want. (Luckily I don’t worry Read More …

10 YA Fantasy Novels Everyone Should Read (Yes, Even You)

I love all of these books for different reasons, but one similar reason is that they’re awesome. I’d heartily recommend them to anyone, including those who hate YA and/or fantasy books. 10 Young Adult Fantasy Novels Everyone Should Read (Yes, Even You)* In no particular order: 1. Coraline – Neil Gaiman In Coraline’s family’s new flat there’s a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door . . . Read More …

2009 BIP: Week 3

This week’s Blog Improvement Project is a little different from the earlier weeks. Week 3 is BLOG POST BINGO! Here’s the details: * Take a look at the 10 types of blog post below. Over the next two weeks, try to write as many of these different kinds of posts as you can. 1. A Link Post – share a series of links your readers might find interesting 2. A Short Post – less than Read More …

Monthly Review: January 2009 Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2 part post about January 2009 on Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog. Part 1 was focused on book stats and reviews; this part is focused on my updates in the Blog Improvement Project. I’m having lots of fun doing the Blog Improvement Project, and since I like reading other people’s updates on it, I thought I should do my own! Blog Improvement Project 2009 Week 1: Wherein I make some goals Read More …

2009 BIP: Week 2

It’s week two of the Blog Improvement Project and I am still as excited to do it as when I first signed up. This week is about brainstorming and inspiration. Here’s the thing: I never really have had any trouble coming up with something to write about. I do reviews and memes, and then I do my eBook Wednesdays posts. eWednesdays are my new feature for my blog; I’ve only done two of them so Read More …

2009 BIP: Week 1

Today is the first day of the 2009 Blog Improvement Project, and the topic under discussion is what goals I have for my blog in 2009. I thought I had this figured out already, but Kim and the authors of some of the articles she links to have brought up a good point: it’s better to have quantitative goals than abstract, unmeasurable ones. Some of my goals fit into the former but then again, some Read More …