Category: How To’s

How To Manage A Blog (& Reading) Schedule

How To Manage A Blog (& Reading) Schedule

As I’ve jumped straight back into the deep end of blogging, I’ve been doing a lot of planning to make sure that I get all the posts I want up on time, so I thought I’d talk a bit about how I’m doing that today, in hopes it might help some other bloggers! I’m not saying this is the one and only way, but it’s a method I’m using to keep myself organized and to not crumble under the pressures of ALL THE POSTS THAT NEED TO BE WRITTEN. So let’s go! My Blogging Google Calendar The method to my madness is a Google calendar […]

Posted August 9, 2014 by Debby in How To's / 35 Comments
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How To Keep Track of Series

How To Keep Track of Series

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for another How To! I put on my spreadsheet-making pants again this week to tackle something I desperately needed an organized system for: book series. I mean, I know right? So many series in the YA world, and it’s so easy to forget about them or just NEVER FINISH THEM AT ALL. WELL. I have the spreadsheet for you! Now, before this spreadsheet, I used some Goodreads shelves to keep track of this: series starter, series following, series dropped lost interest, and series completed. It worked for the most part, but it did get harder and harder to keep […]

Posted February 14, 2014 by Debby in How To's / 18 Comments
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How To Manage Your Book Inventory & TBR

How To Manage Your Book Inventory & TBR

Last week’s How To was a great success, and I really wan to thank all your kind comments about it 🙂 It was nice to see how many people rushed off to make spreadsheets of their own that night, haha, and I myself got inspired as well to embark on my next spreadsheeting journey. Since posts have recently appeared about managing your shelves and culling books, for example by Jamie, I thought I could give my tips on how to keep this organized and help in your decision making. A Spreadsheet to Organize Your Inventory & TBR As always, I am using Google Docs, so […]

Posted January 17, 2014 by Debby in How To's / 22 Comments
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How to Keep Track – My 2014 Yearbook & Other Useful Spreadsheets

How to Keep Track – My 2014 Yearbook & Other Useful Spreadsheets

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed the past few months that making spreadsheets has become somewhat of a hobby for me. I dunno what it is. I get some downtime at work, and I get an idea of something that I want to keep track of, and there I go – a spreadsheet making machine. I’m only a little bit OCD. Just a little. Okay, maybe a lot. *cough* But these compulsive spreadsheet making tweets were apparently well liked! And I thought, “Why not share the method to my madness?” Since inspiration is coming lately not in the form of discussion […]

Posted January 10, 2014 by Debby in How To's / 62 Comments
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