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Book Blogging Resources
Here are a few of my go-to resources to maintain Never Enough Novels. I’ve slowly upgraded and found the right fit over the years and many of these are direct contributors to the success of this blog!
SiteGround – SiteGround offers a variety of plans at excellent prices. There’s a basic plan that’s dirt cheap for new or small bloggers. I started with the medium plan so I could add WooCommerce to my site to sell my used books and reading tracker. Plus, my site hasn’t gone down or had any issues in the year I’ve been with them.
Monumetric – Once I reached 10,000 views in a month, I immediately applied to Monumetric! There’s a one time $99 fee to apply once you hit the 10k view threshold, but I made that back within the first two months. So far, the customer service is terrific and I didn’t have to do anything to set up their ads on my website. My ad revenue with Monumetric blows Google Ads out of the water.
Tailwind – This is a must-buy for anyone hoping to have a successful blog. Currently, at least 75% of my blog views come from Pinterest and there’s no way that would happen without Tailwind. You can sign up for free and schedule up to 100 pins, but you’ll need to the regular version to maintain any sort of momentum. It’s only $10 / month when you get the annual plan and worth every.single.penny!
Canva – My favorite free blogging resource! Canva is a lifesaver. When you see all those gorgeous blog images or pins, they’re most likely created with Canva. The free version is super easy to use and offers endless customization options.
2020 Reading Tracker – Here’s one I created myself! I was tired of dealing with Goodreads’ website issues and decided to make my own reading tracker. It’s pretty fancy and features a progress marker toward your reading goal, an ARC tracker for new releases, and tons of charts and graphs to analyze your reading. You can get it for only $5!
SoloPine – When I finally splurged on a theme, I searched high and low for one I loved. I finally landed on Oleander from SoloPine! Their themes are simple, but beautiful and thankfully affordable. I’ve also used their customer service multiple times to help adjust settings and I always get responses within a day or two.
BookOutlet – Books are a vital part of any book lover’s life! Normally, I use the library but the 700 books in my house tell me I also have a bit of a book buying problem. Since I collect so many, I love hacks for finding cheap books. My number one tip is visiting library book sales. However, since they don’t happen all the time, I browse BookOutlet in between!
Adobe Lightroom – One of my favorite parts of book blogging and reading is the bookstagram community! However, photography is definitely not my strong suit. Lightroom is a helpful app for editing photos to make them (at least in my case) look somewhat decent.