Why You Should Become A Book Blogger (And Librarian)

Starting A Book Blog: Librarians Are Superheroes In Disguise Starting a book blog takes guts just like becoming a librarian.  Why did I get my MLIS?  And why did I start a book blog? When I first had that biting inkling that I wanted to be a librarian, I daydreamed about helping that one person find the perfect book.   Scene: An older woman tentatively walks up to the reference desk unsure of her next read. She’s devoured the Patterson’s and Cussler’s, can no longer stomach the fluff of Macomber and Sparks, and gave up Bill O’Reilly after his latest scandal. In her mind, she already knows that she has out-read these perky young librarians and debates proving as such. The staff recites the bestsellers’ lists and reach for read alikes on the Novelist to no avail. Bored but not surprised, she tries not to smirk. But then something odd…

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Versatile Blogger Award

Engaging with the blogging community is pretty much how this uncorked lady spends her evenings, lunches, and treadmill workouts.  Bloggers work hard, are incredibly diverse in their talents and life stories, and are almost always 210% passionate about their chosen niche. Recently, Kathy of Tasty Itinerary nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award, an award recognizing accomplished and/or rising bloggers from other talented bloggers.  Blogs must be well written and of good quality.  This award post will spill the facts about me including Mayan curses, star-crossed apartments, being Miss America, and eating olives like a pregnant woman without actually being pregnant. More importantly than acknowledgement, I have actually been looking forward to writing this post as it is a little less formal and more of a chance to get to know me.  I appreciate these awards because they allow others to network and bring light to some fun and diverse blogs…

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How To Start A Bookstagram and Kick Butt

Wondering if you should start a #bookstagram or what a bookstagram account even is?  This post will walk you through how to start a bookstagram and kick the platform’s butt.  I’ll share tips for hashtags, photo editing apps, props to use, and why I decided to incorporate bookstagram techniques into my business model.   Business First: The Uncorked Librarian On Social Media & Why Start A Bookstagram? Let me first say that I am a more rare breed of bookstagrammer as I recently started mixing travel and books together, which I am growing to love. Branding and consistency is important for serious bloggers and IGers. Instagram As a book and travel blogger, I always find myself torn across all platforms. My Instagram started out solely as traveling pictures filled with captions and tips. I soon added my beverage of choice, usually wine or beer, and my current read in every…

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Turning Your Blog Into A Business

Are you a blogger considering turning your blog into a business?  Are you wondering if this step is necessary, what it takes, and how you can earn money blogging? If you answered yes, this post is for you.  If no, that’s OK too as I have terrific news to share with you and ways that you can support your favorite bloggers. The Days of Facilitating Library Business Seminars My Intro To Business Start-Up For 4.5 years, I co-taught business seminars at my public library in collaboration with our Small Business Development Center.  Confident yet equally terrified, here I stood a Smithie English and History double major finishing her MLIS yet discussing Reference USA for key demographics.  I cannot tell you how many times I repeated the phrase “register you fictitious name” and stifled a giggle.  WTF was a fictitious name, really? I had no idea what I was talking about but it…

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