The topic for today is about how I use social media to help my reading and book blogging. I did kind of answer this yesterday, but I thought I’d explain a bit more about how I use the blog and connect with other people.
I usually blog here once I’ve read a book; at the moment it’s a bit slow as I’m working my way through the first two books of my Bronte challenge and they’re quite hefty. I started the blog as a way of keeping track of my reading habits- before then, I used to write in a notebook, which I would always misplace! I also keep a quick visual guide of what I’ve read on my Pinterest board (it’s also a good place to store images of books to be used later on.) I’m a bit rubbish at using Pinterest for other things, but have used it consistently for the purpose of documenting books. I am also hopeless at using Goodreads!
My main channels of publicising my posts-and chatting about what I’ve read- are Twitter and my personal Facebook page. I love Twitter, as it feels natural to have conversations about books there. I follow a ton of authors, publicists and fellow book bloggers, so I always know that I’ll find help or a good recommendation quickly.
Although the blog is a year old, I am relatively shy about taking part in blogger things, but I am starting to get better at it- hence why I signed up for BBAW! Do let me know if you have any tips!