Sunday Post 3-12-17: week in review, more changes to blog, and more

Welcome to the Sunday Post 3-12-17!

Sunday Post

It’s been a long time since we have participated in the Sunday Post or had any kind of weekly update.

As some of you know, I am trying to revive features and make the blog better. I’ve had to think a lot about which features to bring back and which ones to kill.

I realized I was biting off more than I could chew at first, and I had to scale back how many different things I was going to do on the blog every week.

I’ve come up with a new schedule that I think will be manageable for me.

Our New Daily Schedule

as available: Writer’s Corner author guest posts, author interviews, blog tours and blitzes, reviews, spotlights with excerpts, cover reveals, etc.

Daily: Featured Book Releases

Our New Weekly Schedule

Sunday: The Sunday Post week in review

Tuesday: Talkin’ ‘Bout Books discussion (part of a monthly discussion link up)

 

Saturday: Stacking the Shelves books we’ve acquired

Our New Monthly Feature

1st of the month: 10 Best Book Covers from that month’s releases

 

On the Blog Last Week

Tours: 

Rescued by the Wolf by Krista Hollis

Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

Memes:

Stacking the Shelves

Talkin’ ’bout Books discussion question: Too many types of creatures?

Other Reviews and Posts:

Awakened by the Wolf by Krista Hollis (review)

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks (featured release)

Live Echoes by Henry V. O:Neil (spotlight with excerpt)

Books that Hook is Getting a Facelift

There were some other posts that I deleted because I decided not to keep those features.

Sorry we didn’t post much more because I have been trying to get the website looking and working right with a new theme. The previous themes I tried were unstable. I would fix one problem, only to find another. The current theme seems like it will be much better. I just have to start making edits to our old posts to get everything to look right.

Special Note…

We still need more people who would be willing to write reviews. If you love books and would like to contribute reviews to Books That Hook, please let me know.

Jen Schaper

I am a mom of three kids, a wife, and a wannabe author. For Books That Hook, I review books, create features and discussions, design the website, and do all the administrative stuff.

8 thoughts on “Sunday Post 3-12-17: week in review, more changes to blog, and more

  • March 12, 2017 at 11:38 PM
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    Good luck with your blog updates! As someone who loves cover art (who doesn’t though right?) I think your idea for a best covers of the month feature is a good one!
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    • March 13, 2017 at 3:01 AM
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      Thanks for your input. I hope it works out well. Have a great week!

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    • March 13, 2017 at 3:00 AM
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      Thanks 🙂 I’m trying to keep myself on track. Now if I could only fit in some reading…

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    • March 13, 2017 at 2:57 AM
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      I know! I think it’ll help if I set up more stuff ahead of time. I’m trying to get better about doing that. Thanks for visiting!

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  • March 12, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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    I also have felt overwhelmed this year with things going up each week. I kind of stalled on my own feature I created, Famous Last Words. It was a lot of work up front that I couldn’t just put together on the fly. I’ve also resurrected a weekly post put on hold due to the host. Good luck with your new schedule! I hope you’re less stressed.

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    • March 12, 2017 at 7:16 PM
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      Thanks, Charlie. It’s hard to keep it all going. I understand about how some of them can be a lot of work. It’s like the “Around the Blogosphere” feature I used to do. To scour everyone’s blogs to find the posts I wanted to share took a really long time and it wasn’t something I could set up ahead of time. That’s one feature I am not going to bring back because it was just too much work and too time sensitive.
      Jen Schaper recently posted…Review: The Hero – Donna GrantMy Profile

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