Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by the wonderful Broke and the Bookish crew!

This week’s Top Ten list is:

Things That Make My Life as a Reader/Blogger Easier!

Β I’m going to split my list up for you lovelies! Starting with:

Top Three Things That Make My Life as a Reader Easier:


I don’t know how I survived pre-my goodreads discovery but I never want to go back to those dark times again!


My Kid

This one may sound weird, but when you have kids you pretty much give up on full nights of sleep. And what do you do when you don’t need to sleep as much? Read of course!


My Barnes & Noble Membership

Free shipping, constant coupons and 10%off in store? YES PLEASE. It’s not perfect but when you add a 20% off email coupon and that 10% it makes me mighty happy!


Top Seven Things That Make My Life as a Reader Easier:


I started Read. Sleep. Repeat on a whim and with little research. I went to godaddy bought a domain and went to blogger and registered it. I quickly found out about WordPress and all its awesomeness and made the leap a few months later! And I will NEVER LOOK BACK! Not only is it chalked full of personalization options it truly does work better for the growth my blog is constantly going through.


The Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin

I say it every time someone contemplates the Blogger to WordPress switch. Book blogging is made a billion times easier thanks to this plugin and there is nothing else I can say to make you believe me.



Yes, I know I put this one up already, but Goodreads, also helps me keep up with upcoming releases which is a really big part of making sure my blog stays relative. So two points for you Goodreads!



I’ve made so many awesome friends thanks to twitter and I know that it’s a huge tool when it comes to promoting my blog. Not to mention twitter ranting is so much fun!


My MacBook Air

Look, I know I sound like “one of those people” but Apple has hit the nail on the head with this one. The battery life is fantastic for those nights when I want to read ARC’s on it. The ability to have multiple desktops open and available at the flick of my finger is a tool I didn’t even realized I loved so much until I got on the BF’s HP yesterday. And the APPS! My Kindle, Nook, Adobe Reader, Twitter, and Spotify apps are all at the bottom of the screen so when it’s time to get down to business I don’t get distracted when looking for stuff.



By far the best digital calendar I’ve ever used. I can color code and sync but where Google’s calendar’s looks a bit cluttered and can easily duplicate things by accident, iCalendar doesn’t! And when I’m ready to edit, IT’S ON MY DESKTOP! No opening up the browser going into gmail then hitting the calendar! A d when your attention span is as small as mine that is a big deal!



No matter how tough, stressful and down right annoying blogging get the fact that I have amazing readers and friends keep me going. I’ve grown to love so many of you, and I’m not cruel enough to cut you off from my sparkling personality and fluent sarcasm!

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday ~ Things That Make My Life as a Blogger Easier”

  1. I like that you left us for the end. The best for last! :3

    And now you have me jealous. I love apple’s devices, especially Android phones have been crappy to me, and since I hate Windows 8’s design, there’s only Apple left. And man, do I want their computers!

    And Barnes and Noble membership that gives such perks? Is this available for people not living in the US?
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  2. Why of course I did! πŸ˜€

    My MacBook is probably the best money I’ve ever spent. And by me I mean my boyfriend. And by money I mean Christmas gift. Umm what was my point again? Oh yes, MacBooks make great presents!

    And I don’t know how B&N works when it comes to their INT peeps. Maybe they’re just as sweet? Or maybe their evil and they like to taunt INT peeps with coupons they can’t use? :/
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  3. Apple for the win!!!! hehe. I love my macbook. I’m hoping to upgrade after Christmas. We’ll see though. Awesome list! I really need to start participating in these again.
    Katrina @ Bookish Things recently posted…Review: Immortal Eclipse by Sherry SouleMy Profile

  4. WOOHOO for Twitter and your awesome MacBook! I love mine a lot as well– I don’t do a lot of Apple, but really, this one product is effective XD And woohoo to us book bloggers! XD I need WordPress and Goodreads for survival I think! And aww to your kid helping out in his own little cute way! Lovely post Octavia πŸ˜‰
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  5. I wish I had a self hosted blog so I could get the blogger plugin…I hate to think of the amount of time I’m wasting having to copy and paste the review format I use every single time. I also want an BN membership but I don’t like their online site so I’d rather have a store close to me…which I don’t. Great list!
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  6. Waaaat?! You’re not self-hosted?! Bad life decision missy! Bad life decision! But, to rub it in, I added it up once. And the amount of time I spent copy and pasting, then editing the format to fit perfect, then adding the images, then adding the rating was a little more than 4 times the amount of time it took the UBB plugin to do it’s thing. So yeah. πŸ˜€

    *I go to the B&N out in Stone Mountain. It’s so pretty!*
    Octavia recently posted…Waiting on Wednesday ~ Let the Storms Break by Shannon Messenger ~My Profile

  7. I love the UBB plugin. It’s the best thing I could have done, and Ashley has been so awesome about helping me when I had problems with it. I love the rest of your list, too!
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  8. Yep, twitter is simply awesome! I love meeting other bloggers and interacting wiht authors!

    And Goodreads, oh how I love it, being able to keep track of when the next book in a series comes was the reason I signed for it!
    Pili recently posted…Waiting On Wednesday #4!!My Profile

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