BA’s Posting Challenge for Book Bloggers – 2013/14

26 Posts Book Blogging Challenge Introduction

BA's Posting Challenge 2013-14Welcome to BA’s Posting Challenge for book bloggers! In an effort to consistantly create content on BA I thought I would take part in a 30 day blogging challenge (I have to mix it up or else I get bored), but realised I don’t want to, nor do I have the time, to create a post every single day. Instead I decided to attempt to create a post once a week with content other than a review.

This is how BA’s Posting Challenge began.

Now BA’s Posting Challenge has become an annual event spanning the year’s busiest time. November for Wrimos everywhere, December for the holiday season, January for New Year’s and recovery, February for the lovers, and March to finally wind down after all the craziness.

BA’s Posting Challenge is for those book bloggers who want content and can’t think of anything to post, want a break without their blog dying, and just want to join in somewhere with the blogosphere community. This  challenge has a focus on books, book blogs, and personal topics scattered througout.

How it Works

The Workings of BA’s Posting Challenge

  • Begins: November 3rd 2013 Ends: March 30th 2014 (you can use this challenge later in the year).
  • Home Posts (my posts) will be going up on Sundays. You can post another day to suit your blog as long as it falls between the Sunday and Saturday of that week.
  • Topics are prepared and shared beforehand. You don’t have to wait for my posts to begin preparing, as long as you follow the above when it comes to posting.
  • If You’re Late to the Game, you can join later, but must begin with the beginning.
  • Linking and Signing up – There will be a linking widget for all to share their posts. The first widget, at the bottom of this post, is for you to share your blog. From then on each home post will include a widget for each topic.

A Note on Sign-Ups: I don’t expect a sign-up post or anything like that, this is different to the reading challenges. There is the option of sharing a badge in your posts, and of course I will never be offended if you want to share this challenge with other book bloggers. The more the merrier is always a good idea with challenges and blogging. The widget further down is to let others find you if you would like them to.

  • An Important Side Note: Please refrain from targeting individuals, bullying, or slandering in your posts. Share your opinions, but keep it diplomatic if anything negative comes up so this can be, and stay, a fun challenge.

If I’ve missed anything or if you need clarification for something then please let me know. I’m only an email away.

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Topics! Get Your Topics Here!

These are the topics for the 26 Posts Challenge, listed by date, and I’ve titled each topic seeing as there’s no day 1, 2, 3, etc.

Before I begin though… I only have November so far, but will work on the rest of the topics and have them up in the next couple of weeks. Give me a few days for December and so forth! I’ll include a quick news flash when I’ve updated in BA’s coming posts.

  • 3rd November 2013Beginnings: How do you prepare for a challenge like long-term reading goals or a good blogging challenge?
  • 10th November 2013Events Take Over: It happens to everyone at some point, life takes over and you can’t get to your blog, how do you cope with the neglect?
  • 17th of November 2013 – Book Club Quirks: Did you know there’s book clubs out there focusing on stories full of culinary delights? What interesting quirks would you like a book club to have? Tell everyone if you’ve joined one already or know of one.
  • 24th of November 2013 – Memes and More Memes: Be honest, what’s your opinion on blogging memes and has it changed?
  • 1st of December 2013 – Christmas Presents for Book Lovers: Christmas is right around the corner and we all know, when you’re a lover of books, people think the easiest thing to get you is an actual book. Wrong! What have been some of your favourite presents related to your bookish habits and what’s on your bookish wishlist?
  • 8th of December 2013 – Weather Changes Reading Habits: Wherever you are it’s the heart of Winter or Summer, do you find your reading and blogging habits change with the seasons?
  • 15th of December 2013 – Print Vs Digital: eBooks and eReaders are becoming more and more popular, what’s your stance on digital reading Vs print?
  • 22nd of December 2013 – Holiday Reading: Not everyone celebrates the holidays, but what do you read when you are on holidays and what do you do about your blog?
  • 29th of December 2013 – Three Cheers for New Years Part I: 2013 is almost over and 2014 is almost upon us. Take this time to share your triumphs, your reflections, authors you have found, and stories you have fallen in love with. You can either create your own post and topics with this one or I have put together a list of questions to use (to be posted November 13th).
  • 5th of January 2014 – Three Cheers for New Years Part II: It’s a new year, new reading challenges have begun, and there’s so many new books to look forward to. Take this time to share your goals, expectations, events you’re looking forward to, and new releases you can’t wait to read. (You can either create your own post and topics with this one or I have put together a list of questions to use (to be posted November 15th).
  • 12th of January 2014 – Holiday Come Down: What reading material helps you to cope with post-holiday blues?
  • 19th of January 2014When You Can’t Be Bothered: What happens when you experience a blogging slump and how to do you get out of it?
  • 26th of January 2014 – Decisions on Themes: How do you decide on what theme is best for your blog?
  • 2nd of February 2014 – The First Books:  It’s February, how many books have you read for the year? Share your reviews, give summaries on what you loved and didn’t love, have you read as many as you were expecting?
  • 9th of February 2014 – Book Lovers Beyond Blogs: Who do you love to follow, book bloggers and bookish people, on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and other social networks? Take this chance to find new people to follow.
  • 16th of February 2014 – Did Not Finish: There’s always those books we try to read, but just can’t get through. What have been some of your most memorable DNF’s?
  • 23rd of February 2014 – Must Be Read Lists:  Taking inspiration from must read lists like BBC’s The Big Read and NY Times’ Top 100, let’s bring it down a peg and create a list by book lovers. Create a list of twenty books you believe others should read, or attempt, at least once in their life time (break it down by genre if need be).
  • 2nd of March 2014 – Literary Tattoos: If you have one, what’s the story behind it? If you don’t, what would it be if you were ever to get one?
  • 9th of March 2014 – Blogging Tools and Aides: Blogging can take time and effort, share what you use to help you get your posts finished and published. Think software, note-taking, writing materials, websites, linking…
  • 16th of March 2014 – Book Hangover Definition: Book Hangovers can and do happen! What are you symptoms of a mad book hangover, and who do you cope with them?
  • 23rd March 2014 – The Books causing Book Hangovers:  As a follow up to the previous topic, what are the books that have given you the worst hangovers?
  • 30th March 2014 – Wrapping it Up: It’s our last BAPC post for the first part of 2014! What was your experience with BAPC? Did you have any hiccups? Did it meet your expectations? You can also make this post completely yours and share whatever you like – highlight your favourite posts from the challenge, share your reading experience for the last five months, whatever you would like to do. Remember, BAPC will be back! With questions/topics all in one go! Thank you so much for taking part in my challenge and I hope it’s been able to help you keep blogging.

Taking part? Let others find you! Share your blog.

14 thoughts on “BA’s Posting Challenge for Book Bloggers – 2013/14

  1. I realise I found this a bit late but this is exactly what I have been looking for to do!! I will bring my posts up to date with this challenge as quick as I can but if not, by 1 Dec! I wanted to ask a quick question!? Is it okay for us to save your badge to use in our posts & on our blog?! I’ll link up by Tuesday as far as when I will start officially! Thank you for offering this! And, likewise one further question: is the Steampunk Reading Challenge taking place in 2014? I’d love to join if it were?!

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    • Hi Jorie,

      Thanks for taking an interest in my blogging challenge and wanting to come on board. Feel free to save the badge and use it. I’m happy you asked actually 🙂 Don’t worry about finding it a bit late either, better late than never.

      I will definitely be doing the Steampunk reading challenge again. The sign-ups and the details for 2014 will be going up in December and it would be great to have you join in. The more the merrier I always say!

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      • Hallo Bonnie!

        Would you believe, I started this challenge closer to my last comment here, but whilst I thought I could get my initial posts posted before December, I was unable to do that! 😦 Then, in December with the holidays in full swing I fell a bit behind on my blog! Therefore, please know I didn’t drop the challenge, you will start to see my posts filter through my blog very shortly! I am loving this challenge and I am thankful you offered it!

        Meanwhile, I am still organising my reading challenges for the year, and the Steampunk one is next on my mind to join properly! Thankful I am finding my blogging groove now that the holidays are over! Sadly, I do miss all the essences of them though! Love this time of the year! 🙂

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        • Don’t worry Jorie, I’m so behind it’s ridiculous and I’m the host! I don’t know if I should be embarrassed at this point, or just laugh about it.
          I’m getting back into it too soon, so I’m glad you haven’t given up either 🙂 If you want to do it at your own pace, go for it, don’t feel the need to try to play catch-up. It’s ok if you take the challenge and then have it extend past the end time. I like to think of the end time as a guideline.

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          • Hallo Bonnie!

            I kept attempting to do this sooner than now, but I’ve decided to post all my replies for the BA Posting Challenge in sync with the A to Z Challenge in April! I’m going to start the BAPC this weekend, but I’m noticing that there are four questions missing!? to make it a full 26 Question list!? Do you have any suggestions for four new questions?! I am going to post 4x a week from 16MAR-29APR. 🙂

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  2. Aww thanks guys, it’s nice to have you on board!
    I forgot to add the linking widget, knew I forgot something, so feel free to share your blogs via that if you want to.

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