Jeanene at Got My Book blog has a Bloggiesta Mini-challenge to “Increase Readership & Engagement with a Wrap-up Post.” I’ve never done one before, so I decided to give it a try.
Links to posts published this week:
This week has been a busy one, although I didn’t review any books. Instead, I
- Found some inspirational music to write to by Laura Gibson
- Discussed how author J. A. Jance had a brush with a serial killer in real life
- Participated in Bloggiesta (to-do list and mini-challenge) Bloggiesta is a great way to tip you out of your blogging rut/comfort zone.
- Tips for editing manuscripts based on a workshop I attended yesterday
- Review of a thriller Duet in Beirut
I am currently reading some nonfiction books as research for my upcoming NaNo writing project. I’m also hosting the Writer’s Studio this week, so I have out some of my favorite books about the craft of writing, such as Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, and Stephen King’s On Writing. For fun, I have Sue Grafton’s T is for Trespass (Yes, I’m behind).
Links to posts have read and enjoyed on other sites:
Mocha Girls Read has a great list of thrillers/suspense/mysteries to check out.
Oh, just found a list of new books coming out in all the different subgenres of suspense at View for My Books Blog.
Wow, writing a wrap-up was actually fun. Jeanene suggests copying a template and starting the post at the beginning of the week, filling in links as you go. That sounds like a great idea!
She also suggests sharing your wrap-up post with a meme. Today I chose:
I’m glad you are having fun with it. The first couple of weeks I did one, I mostly got comments from people who I visited first. After a few weeks though, I started having people visit me first, which is really excited.
I can see why wrap up posts would help people who are too busy to visit more than once in awhile. Thanks again!
I like your wrap for the week. And the template is a great idea.
Yes, I thought the template would make it less of a chore.
I usually do a weekly wrap up on the Sunday Post and they’re nice, although I don’t do the monthly ones that a lot of bloggers do. Bloggiesta looks like a lot of fun and one of these times I’ll participate.
I’ll have to check out that Mocha Girls link since I’ve been reading more suspenseful stuff lately.
I’ve thought about participating in bloggiesta before but just never have. Kudos for trying something new! Have a great week!
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
Sandy, You should give the next Bloggiesta a try. It is a fun way to get out of a blogging rut and to meet new people.