When I entered the world of book blogging 5 months back, it was as alien to me as Mars. Actually, probably even more.
Fortunately, the book blogging world is full of extremely knowledgeable, generous and fabulous people who are ever ready to help with tonnes of free guides, templates and tips & tricks. There are bloggers who have spent hours painstakingly jotting down and organizing extremely valuable information they have gained over years and years of blogging and have made it available for all, that too ABSOLUTELY FREE OF COST. Can you imagine a more welcoming and loving community?
I spent almost a week of researching and devouring these handy guides before starting my blog, and have learnt more and more over the past few months by reading some more and putting it into practice. While I am sure I still have lots to learn and a long way to go in the book blogging world, these guides have helped me loads in finding my feet.
On Setting Up Your Book Blog and Getting Started
✨Book Blogging Tips and Resources by The Uncorked Librarian
✨How to Start a Book Review Blog – A Complete Guide by Pages Unbound
✨Tips for Writing Your Very First Post for Your New Book Blog by Pages Unbound
✨How to Design Your Own Logo by NoseGraze
✨How to Write a Review Policy for Your Book Blog by This is Lit Blog
✨A Book Bloggers Guide to Book Blogging – A Resource Guide by Before We Go Blog
✨8 Things I Should Have Known When I Started Blogging by Starry Sky Books
On Requesting ARCs
✨How to Get ARCs Books for Review by Novel Knight
✨ARC Request Templates (Email & Profile) by Reader Voracious
✨10 Email Templates for Book Bloggers by Book Bumblings
On using Netgalley/Edelweiss
✨NetGalley Guide To Requesting ARCs: Tips, Tricks & My Own Experiences by BookishHeights
✨How-To: A Beginners Guide To NetGalley! by The Book Bratz
✨A Beginners Guide to NetGalley by Mashleas Reads
✨What You Need to Know Before You Open a NetGalley Account by Feed Your Fiction Addiction
✨Edelweiss 101: Tips & Tricks by Reader Voracious
✨All You Need to Know to Start Using Edelweiss by Inside My Library Mind
✨Requesting & Reviewing Titles on Edelweiss + How to Use FILTERS! by That Book Gal
✨How Do I Make A Good Edelweiss Or NetGalley Profile? by Avalinahs Books
On managing and tracking your Reading/Blogging
✨How to Organize Your Book Blogging Life by Drizzle and Hurricane Books
✨How I Barely Manage Not to Drown Under Blogging and Reading by Word Wonder
Social Media for Book Bloggers
✨A Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Book Bloggers by Cat on the Bookshelf
✨How to Fabulously Get Started on Bookstagram by Paper Fury
✨ Pinterest 101: How To Get start on Pinterest and Drive Insane Traffic to Your Blog! by yours truly 🤷♀️
I hope I did not overwhelm you with a crazy number of resources, and that you are able to find some amazing content to help you here!
Did these links help you? Which posts/guides did you refer to when yo first started your blog? Let me know in the comments!