Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish in which book bloggers are given a topic and asked to make a corresponding list of their top ten books. I don't always participate in Top Ten Tuesday but this week is a topic I love to find out more about!
1. Goodreads! This is an amazing resource for all of us readers. I love goodreads. I run two groups on there and discover new books that way. I use goodreads for the book description in all my reviews and the picture I use for the book cover. Thank you goodreads!
2. Rafflecopter I have only held two giveaways on my blog (I don't do giveaways to get followers) and both times I used Rafllecopter. I saw it used on other blogs and it is so easy for giveaways and it's FREE!
3. inlinkz I recently am hosting my first giveaway hop Off to OZ (sign up if you are interested in joining the hop). I looked around and tried to use Mr. Linky like I see a lot of blogs use but it turns out you need a paying membership. inlinkz is FREE and easy to use!!
4. Bloglovin.. I like Feedly. But I really like Bloglovin. Since I am used to GFC on blogger, Bloglovin helps me to know how many people are following me. I know some bloggers say the number of followers you have is just that .. a number. But I like to know how many people are actually interested in my blog. Bloglovin gives me that number.
5. Pixlr has made blogging easier for me. It helps me make pictures better. I do have photoshop but am a little lazy to go and learn it. My husband uses it all the time though and I got tired of asking him to always help me out. I used it to make my banner for my Off to Oz giveaway and other buttons for my OZ month here.
6. Other blogs have helped me out along the way. I have a section on my blog that links up to links from other blogs that have shown me how to do things. I have these links on my blog to help you guys out.. I take NO credit for the stuff listed so I hope those blogs don't mind that I link them up. Find help here
7. Library honestly I couldn't be a book blogger without my library. I could never afford everything I read so therefore I am there at least once a week. Plus I don't feel bad if I don't get a book read since it is free (do you see a theme with my list??? FREE???). Seriously.. use your library.
8. Amazon Prime. If I do order a book.. this is how I do it. It's cheap and free two day shipping. When I had my giveaway my winner was so happy to get the book so fast and I was happy because it was FREE shipping. FREE! Of course there is also Media Mail from the US Post Office so always remember to ask for that shipping rate if you are mailing a book.
9. Memes and networking... a lot of people might not like this but memes I think really help bloggers find bloggers. I have found several blogs to follow through this meme here. Participate in them but don't participate in only memes. Only do the ones you really care about too. Comment on other blogs and really get to visiting their blogs.
10. no Captcha! Please! This makes blogging so much easier when you don't have it turned on. Really it isn't that necessary. There is even a challenge for this that you can check out: