Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Armchair BEA: Ask the Experts

Woo Hoo! For those who want to participate during Book Expo America but are unable to head to New York. . .

Armchair BEA

hosted by a bunch of wonderful bloggers at Armchair BEA Central

Today's topic: Ask the Experts

It's Friday! The last day of Armchair BEA. Can you believe it? The week has just flown by. I hope everyone has met some new blogging friends and learned a few things too. Maybe you got ideas for the future of your blog. We hope so. We want book blogging to be around for a long time. Today's topic is Ask The Experts. In your post, ask the visitors to your blog for blogging advice. What did you always want to know about blogging but were afraid to ask? Now is the time! Alternatively, if you've been blogging for awhile, you've probably learned a thing or two. Whether you stumbled upon a something that makes blogging easier or made a mistake you'd never want anyone to repeat, share your experience and wisdom with others. So, that's it! Ask a question or share a tip. When you're finished your post, link it up.


I may have been blogging for a couple of years but I still feel wet behind the ears. I started with Blogger and I've stayed with Blogger but I've noticed things on other blogs that I like...reply in the comments, comment luv and numbered comments are right off the top of my head so I guess my question(s) is/are . . . What platform do you use?

Do you own your domain name?

Where do you host/self host?

How long have you been blogging?

How much time do you spend blogging each week?

Do you review everything you read?

Would a quick this is what it's about, my rating is, be okay?

How much html do you know?


This week went by too fast. I didn't participate as much as I had hoped too but I didn't do too bad considering (first time, cold, tweaked back).

I've got to bookmark the participant linky page so I can go back to "meet" all of you.

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2012


Karin Perry said...

I'm on a self-hosted site and have been blogging for 5 years. I started out in, but made the switch several years ago.

I don't review everything I read and I think a quick rating and what you think would be fine.

I'm glad you enjoyed AC BEA.

Julie@My5monkeys said...

Been blogging for 5 years
I don't reviews on everything I read
making friends is what makes blogging fun and finding great books

Jae said...

I started with free Wordpress but just recently bought my domain name and switched to self-hosted through GoDaddy. I’ve been blogging since February 2011. I don’t keep track of how long I spend blogging. Basically when I finish a book, I write a review and then schedule it. On days that I participate in memes, I spend a few hours writing my post, then visiting other posts. I also spend an hour or so at the end of the day reading and commenting on other blogs through Google Reader. I do review everything I read, even if I don’t like it. I try to be gentle though and make it clear that just because I didn’t like the book doesn’t mean others won’t. I think a short review is totally fine. It depends on the book. Sometimes I just like to do a bullet point list of pros and cons. There’s no right or wrong way. I don’t know much HTML but Wordpress pretty much takes care of it for me. I keep it fun by constantly trying to improve and dreaming up ways to experiment and try new things. For me blogging is a creative outlet so it’s almost always fun.

Suey said...

Some questions answered: I have been blogging for five years, I don't have my own domain name, I use blogger, yes I review everything I read, I spend at least an hour or two (sometimes more) a day blogging(or reading blogs),yes I like short and sweet reviews, I don't know much HTML at all, and I have fun by hmmm..... just HAVING FUN!!! And just doing what I want to do!

Good luck!

Book Dragon said...

Thanks everyone!

Kailana said...

I have been blogging for almost 7 years. My blogging fluctuates. Sometimes I spend a lot of time blogging, but other times I hardly blog at all. I don't review everything I read any more. I used to. A quick this what it is and a rating is a good idea, too. I know hardly any HTML. I do projects to keep things fun...


In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.