Search This Blog

Love reading challenges? Check out my other blog:


2022 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama
- Alaska
- Arizona
- Arkansas
- California (1)
- Colorado
- Connecticut
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia
- Hawaii
- Idaho
- Illinois
- Indiana
- Iowa
- Kansas
- Kentucky
- Louisiana
- Maine
- Maryland
- Massachusetts (1)
- Michigan
- Minnesota
- Mississippi
- Missouri
- Montana
- Nebraska
- Nevada
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York (1)
- North Carolina (1)
- North Dakota
- Ohio
- Oklahoma
- Oregon
- Pennsylvania
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Tennessee
- Texas
- Utah
- Vermont (1)
- Virginia
- Washington (1)
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming
- Washington, D.C.*

International:

Australia (1)

My Progress:


6 / 51 states. 12% done!

2022 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:


4 / 50 books. 8% done!

2022 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:


1 / 25 books. 4% done!

2022 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

My Progress:


6 / 56 books. 11% done!

Booklist Queen's 2022 Reading Challenge

My Progress:


8 / 52 books. 15% done!

Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2022


0 / 24 books. 0% done!

2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge


1 / 20 books. 5% done!

2022 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

My Progress:


8 / 50 books. 16% done!

2022 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:


8 / 50 books. 16% done!

2022 Support Book Bloggers Challenge

2022 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sign Up to Support Your Fellow Book Bloggers!

Yes, it's true, I have gone absolutely challenge crazy this year. In my defense, though, the 2022 Support Book Bloggers Challenge doesn't require me to read even one book! Besides, I absolutely adore this idea for a challenge, so I want to give it my support. I hadn't heard of the challenge until today, when I was reading a post over on Wendy's wonderful blog, The Bashful Bookworm. The challenge involves checking off a list of tasks, all of which support other book bloggers by giving their blogs and posts attention and love. What's not to like? If you love this idea as much as I do, please click on over to Pages Unbound and sign up. It's going to be lots of fun!

I'm listing the included tasks here so you can see them. I'll also put them on my "Reading Challenges" page so I can check them off as I complete them.

P.S. If you're still looking for reading challenges to join this year, check out my other blog, Ready for a Reading Challenge? There are a bunch of fun challenges listed over there. If you're hosting a challenge that isn't listed in my database, let me know and I'll happily add it.

1. FIND 10 BOOK BLOGGERS YOU’VE ENJOYED READING IN THE PAST AND GIVE THEM A SHOUT OUT

The shout out can be as a blog post on your blog, a list on Twitter, or any other ways you want to show them support.

  1. _______________
  2. _______________
  3. _______________
  4. _______________
  5. _______________
  6. _______________
  7. _______________
  8. _______________
  9. _______________
  10. _______________

2. FIND 10 NEW-TO-YOU BOOK BLOGGERS TO FOLLOW

Follow 10 new book blogs. They don’t need to be new blogs, just new-to-you. Optional: write a post, create a Twitter thread, etc. sharing their URLs with others.

  1. _______________
  2. _______________
  3. _______________
  4. _______________
  5. _______________
  6. _______________
  7. _______________
  8. _______________
  9. _______________
  10. _______________

3. LEAVE COMMENTS ON 10 BOOK BLOGS

  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____

4. WRITE A POST SUPPORTING BOOK BLOGGERS

Ideas include:

  • A round-up of blog links you enjoyed reading in the past week or month
  • A post about why you enjoy reading book blogs in general
  • A post about how other people can support book blogs
  • A list of bloggers with affiliate links or ko-fi accounts that people can support

5. SHARE 10 BLOG POSTS TO SOCIAL MEDIA

  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____

6. RESPOND TO 5 COMMENTS OTHER PEOPLE HAVE LEFT ON A BLOG

Instead of leaving a comment replying to the blog posts, try starting a discussion by replying to a comment someone else has left on another blog.

  1. ____
  2. ____
  3. ____
  4. ____
  5. ____

7. WRITE A POST ABOUT BOOKS YOU’VE READ BECAUSE OF OTHER BLOGGERS

Your list can be specific (I read X book because Y blogger recommended it), or it can be more general (I read these books because they seem popular with bloggers in general).

8. FOLLOW 5 NEW BOOK BLOGGERS (LESS THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

Optional: write a post, Twitter thread, etc. sharing their URLs with others.

  1. _______________
  2. _______________
  3. _______________
  4. _______________
  5. _______________

9. WRITE A GUEST POST FOR A BLOG OR FEATURE A GUEST POST ON YOUR BLOG

Guests posts seem to have declined in popularity on book blogs in the past couple years, but they can be a fun way to increase your reach and introduce readers to new bloggers.

10. READ 10 BLOG POSTS AND “LIKE” THEM

This is the simplest way to support book blogs — read them! — but sometimes we get busy, and this falls by the wayside. So take the time to read 10 posts and leave a “like” is possible. Bonus: comment on them, as well.

Ideas include:

  1. Creating a round-up of interesting links from other blogs
  2. Writing a discussion post inspired by someone else’s and linking back
  3. Linking to other bloggers’ reviews at the end of your reviews
  4. Linking to another blogger’s post in a discussion post to support a point
  5. Including quotes from other bloggers and linking back to them in one of your posts

12. SHARE 10 MORE BLOG POSTS TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Repetitive? Maybe. But bloggers love when other people share their posts, and they get more traffic!

  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
  • ____
smaller star divider

MINI CHALLENGES

Other small things you can do to boost bloggers this year:

  • Comment on a book tour post. (Why: So publishers can see bloggers have an audience and these marketing posts are reaching people.)
  • Comment on an author interview. (Why: These posts tend to get few comments, so commenting shows authors and publishers that people are reading them — and blogs in general.)
  • Tag a publisher on social media when you retweet a 5 star review from a blogger. (Why: These posts often get little recognition from publishers.)
  • Vote for book bloggers in any end-of-the year awards where “book influencers” are nominated. (Why: Usually these categories are dominated by bookstagrammers and booktubers.)
  • Share your secrets to blogging “success.” (Why: We’re all in this together! If you have a great way to get traffic or comments, let others know so we can succeed as a community.)

Are you in? Sign up now at Pages Unbound

16 comments:

  1. This this like exactly what I need right now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's an awesome challenge, isn't it? I love supporting other book bloggers!

      Delete
  2. I think this is a great idea! I will give it a try.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same! I think this is an awesome idea.

      Delete
  3. Fun! I love this challenge!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! I can always be more supportive of other book bloggers.

      Delete
  4. Thanks so much for the shout out Susan! I'm so glad you're doing this challenge too!! Let's have some fun with it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank YOU for posting about the challenge. I'm not sure I would have come across it otherwise. Let's definitely have fun with it :)

      Delete
  5. What a fun idea to have a challenge that supports other bloggers!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love this idea! I'm trying to establish my own groove this year of making time to respond to every comment and visit the commenter's blog in return though. That fell by the wayside late last year. One thing at a time. Maybe I'll be able to join next year. Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm pretty good about visiting the blogs of those bloggers who visit mine, but I could definitely reach out more to new bloggers and more irregular visitors. This challenge has given me some new ideas on how to do that.

      Delete
  7. I absolutely love this challenge because I think we could build a much stronger community, one that would benefit all of us, by doing some of these things more regularly. It would most certainly, for instance, help those book bloggers who enjoy reviewing lots of ARCs because publishers DO look at numbers like total followers and number of comments received.

    Commenting and re-tweeting are too of the most helpful things you can do for others.

    I'm going to look at this challenge, too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Agreed. Not only does visiting each other and commenting make bloggers happy, but you're right - the traffic shows publishers that our blogs are popular and thriving places. I'm good at commenting, but I'm not much for Twitter. I don't think I've ever re-tweeted anything...

      Delete
  8. This sounds like a fun challenge. I might have to look into it a bit more. Also, I didn't know you had a second blog. How do you keep up with both blogs plus read over 200 books each year?!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does sound fun, doesn't it?

      So, my other blog is really just a database for reading challenges. I don't post original content - I just link to different challenges other people are hosting. Since most of them are set up in December and January, that's about the only time I post over there, so it's an easy blog to maintain.

      Delete

Comments make me feel special, so go crazy! Just keep it clean and civil. Feel free to speak your mind (I always do), but be aware that I will delete any offensive comments.

P.S.: Don't panic if your comment doesn't show up right away. I have to approve each one before it posts to prevent spam. It's annoying, but it works!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin


Reading

<i>Reading</i>
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

Listening

<i>Listening</i>
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes



Followin' with Bloglovin'

Follow

Followin' with Feedly

follow us in feedly



Grab my Button!


Blog Design by:


Blog Archive