You can see Part 1 of Blog 101 HERE and Part 3 HERE.. Today's post will show you how to set up your own book blog, although with a couple of alterations, the instructions can be used to set up any other kind of blog, too.
Blogger. Other blogs might have used Wordpress, so their web addresses would end in '.wordpress.com'. Personally, I recommend using Blogger to host your blog, because it's extremely easy to use and has a simple layout. Also, if you're a more advanced blogger, you can customise it however you want with a few bits of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets.) Wordpress, from my own experience, isn't too easy to use, but you can customise it more than blogs on Blogger.
Review Index, but that is optional and just down to personal preference. A 'Review Policy' page is also a very good idea, as publishers and authors visiting your blog need to know whether you might be interested in reviewing their book/s. You should also introduce yourself with your first blog post! Tell readers a little bit about yourself and what you hope to achieve with the blog.
email@example.com (I had to put a hyphen in it because 'themilelongbookshelf' was already taken...). If you created a Review Policy page, you should add the email address to it, so people can find it easily.
Facebook and Twitter are great for gaining more readers of your blog. You can easily set up your blog's Facebook page by logging into Facebook and clicking 'More' next to the pages tab on the left hand side. It will then give you the option to create a page. It's also very easy to make a Twitter account for your blog, just go to twitter.com and click 'Sign up'. Some other great social networking sites you should consider are Bloglovin', Goodreads and LinkedIn.
Bloomsbury, HarperCollins, Atom, and lots more!
What did you think of this blog post - did it help you? If you make a new blog, make sure to leave the link in the comments and I'll check it out!