Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Guest Post: Emma: Deliver your Published Blog Posts to your subscribers

Hello everyone!  I was asked by Emma to do a guest post on one of their articles and I have chosen their article on “Deliver your Published Blog Posts to your Subscribers!” I am very interested in finding out ways to deliver my blog posts to my subscribers so that way they would be able to see what kind of new content I have coming up.  So, here are some strategies in getting your published blog posts to your subscribers!

There are many marketers whose content marketing strategy is closely aligned with their email strategies. However, their content would be generated and published outside of their email platform by using a separate CMS or blog.  So, Emma is pleased to introduce a new feature that makes it much easier for marketers to add their published blog content into their mailings and landing pages!

     1. The New RSS Import Block:

The new RSS import block allows you to easily import published content from an RSS feed into a mailing or landing page.  The RSS is usually the most common tool to use for exporting published content from your CMS or blog onto other platforms.

      2.   Adding your blog to your mailings:

Instead of having to constantly copy or manually reproduce your blog content, the RSS import block will allow you to import your latest published posts into your mailing or landing page with ease.

     3.   Keeping your content consistent:

Having problems with your content being manipulated by unknown users?  By importing directly into Emma, your CMS content will be protected from being used by unknown users and will remain a consistent and reliable source for any research.

    4.   Getting started with the RSS import block

To get started on using the RSS import block, you must first create a new mailing or open up one that you already have.  Then, go to the sidebar and click and drag the RSS import block into your mailing.  Lastly, go and paste in your RSS feed URL, choose the number of articles to show and then check or uncheck the display settings for your articles’ “Title,” “Content,” “Published date,” and “Read more link.”

Well, those are the four ways to use Emma to deliver your published blog posts to your subscribers!  I am definitely going to use these four strategies to get my blog posts delivered to my subscribers!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #113: Broken Lands by Jonathan Maberry

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Broken Lands
Author:  Jonathan Maberry
Expected Publication Date:  December 11th, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry returns to the world of Rot & Ruin with this first novel in a brand-new series that’s more thrilling and filled with exceptionally terrifying adventures.

Ever since her mother’s death, Gabriella “Gutsy” Gomez has spent her days flying under the radar. But when her mother’s undead body is returned to her doorstep from the grave and Gutsy witnesses a pack of ravagers digging up Los Muertos—her mother’s name for the undead—she realizes that life finds you no matter how hard you try to hide from it.

Meanwhile, Benny Imura and his gang set out on a journey to finish what Captain Joe Ledger started: they’re going to find a cure. After what they went through in the Rot and Ruin, they think they’ve seen it all, but as they venture into new and unexplored territory, they soon learn that the zombies they fought before were nothing compared to what they’ll face in the wild beyond the peace and safety of their fortified town.

Oooh! A book about zombies!  I can't wait to dive into this book soon!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

November Monthly Wrap Up (2018)

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone! Not a lot happened in November for me, except me trying to get my driver's licence. But, I had a fantastic Thanksgiving and we had a great Thanksgiving dinner!  We had turkey, stuffing, cheesecake, pecan pie and collard greens and neck bones!  We also watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (which is a holiday tradition for us) and I just loved everything that went on the parade!  Probably my favorite part of the parade is the Goku balloon, which I believe was the first time they had that balloon in the parade.  Let's hope I pass my driver's test in January!

On the Blog:

Just like last month, I read over 3 books. I was trying to read up to 4 books for this month, but I got so busy in November that I didn't have time.  Oh well, at least this reading month was way better than the amount of books I read in November for last year.  I also participated in NaNoWriMo this month, but unfortunately I didn't reach the 50,000 word mark.  Oh well, at least I got over 8,000 words in and I'm planning on finishing this book by next year!

Books Read this Month:

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 


1. [Product Review]  Paperless Post (@paperlesspost)










2018 Comic Book Bingo Challenge: 
2018 Discussion Challenge: 8
Monthly Key Word Challenge 2018
2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge: 4
2018 European Reading Challenge: 1
Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018 : 3
Full House Reading Challenge 2018: 4
Humor Reading Challenge 2018: 8
2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge:
2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 20
2018 Beat the Backlist: 3
2018 Library Love: 4
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2018: 12
2018 11th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 8
Book Bingo 2018: 4
Bookish's 2018 Reading Challenge: 2
2018 Color Coded Reading Challenge : 2
2018 Blogger Shame Challenge: 1
2018 Dystopia Reading Challenge: 1
2018 Reading Bingo Challenge: 3
2018 Reading Challenge Addict
2018 Read It Again, Sam: 6
2018 Try Something New Challenge: 4
2018 Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge: 2
Newbery Medal Challenge:

 Book Stats for November:

Total Number of Books Read: 3
Children's Books: 2
Graphic Novels: 1
5.5 Star Reads: 1
5 Star Reads: 2
Average Rating: 5.0
Male Authors: 1
Female Authors: 2
Unknown Authors: 0
Series: 1
Stand Alone: 2
Re-Reads: 0
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 8
Total ARC Books for the Year: 3
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 4
Total Reading Alley Books for the Year: 1
Total OnlineBookClub.org Books for the Year: 2
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 6
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 36

Genre Stats:

Humor: 1
Science Fiction: 1
Horror: 0
Fantasy: 0
Drama: 1
Romance: 0
Paranormal: 0
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 5
Total Humor Books for the Year: 19
Total Horror Books for the Year: 2
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 6
Total Drama Books for the Year: 2
Total Romance Books for the Year: 2

Blog Stats for November: 

Most Viewed Post: The Sunday Post Meme (156) 90 views
Most Commented Post: The Sunday Post Meme (156) 22 comments


BEST OF THE MONTH: Saga Volume 8 by Brian K. Vaughan

Books Bought in November:

* Even though I didn't buy as many books this month like I did in October, I still got a good load of books here, including one ARC given to me by a publisher!  Here are the books I got for November:

December TBR:

* I still haven't read any books here, although I'm busy reading through an ARC that an author gave me.  So, hopefully I'll get through these books in December!

Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 

☀  AJ @ Read All the Things!  discusses about Discussion: Controversial Harry Potter Opinions
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction discusses about Top Ten (Million) Backlist Books I Want to Read
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about Funko Movie Moments
☀  Greg @ Book Haven discusses about Cover Love: Covers That Tell A Story  
☀  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about Do We Need a Teen Romance Category?
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has a list of FICTIONAL VOTES, REAL LIFE LESSONS  
☀  Elley @ Elley the Book Otter discusses about Keeping up with reviews (aka my ongoing existential crisis AHHHH!!!)
☀  Jenna @ Happy Indulgences discusses about JENNA’S GIFT GUIDE: COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

This will be linked to The Book Date's Month in Review and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Sunday Post Meme (157)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone! I can't believe that it's December already!  Man, November sure went by so fast!  Anyway, I wasn't able to get over 50,000 words for the NaNoWriMo contest, but at least I got in over 8,000 words. So I'm pretty happy about that!  Has anyone else joined in NaNoWriMo this year?  And if not, are you planning on joining next year?  Since it's December now, I'm going to watch some Christmas specials like "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"

Book Reviews


Book Photo Sundays Meme!


Looking for New Guest Posts! 


My TBR List!



Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2018 Sign Up! 

Cover Spotlight Meme

2018 Caldecott Medal Challenge Sign Up!


One Word: DECEMBER!!!


* This Christmas special always has a special place in my heart!  I just loved the way that Rudolph eventually learns to accept his nose!  It's such a heartwarming special that I hope they continue to show on TV every year!


What are you going to do in December?


☆ Check out a GREAT read's post on Challenges Wrap-up: November

★ Check out The Eater of Book's post on Monday Muse (12)

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, December 2, 2018.