Working on Something New…

Posted 10/12/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

I’m working on some new things right now, so if you don’t see any posts for a couple of days, that’s why. I’ll still be here and I’ll still be working on getting new content up, but right now, I’m working on some projects that I need to get finished. 🙂 So if tomorrow you don’t see a new post for Starting Your Own Book Blog, don’t fret – it’ll be back soon enough!

Blog Tour: The Legend of Black Jack by A. R. Witham

Posted 10/11/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

Hello faithful readers – today we have another blog tour, this time for The Legend of Black Jack by A. R. Witham. I’m a few chapters into this book so I can say with confidence it’s a good one. I’ll have a review of it for you in a couple of days. If you’d like to visit other stops on the blog tour, you can find the schedule here. But for now, on to the spotlight!

Starting Your Own Book Blog – I Set It Up, Now What?

Posted 10/06/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

Ok, so now you’ve got your blog set up. You’ve created a blog on Blogger or WordPress.com, or maybe you’ve had a friend host you or you bought your own hosting and your blog is now installed and set up. So now what do you do? Well, first, you want to make some decisions about what you want for the blog design. Blogger & WordPress.com are a bit more limiting when it comes to how you design your blog, but you can still have a blog that you like, regardless. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to show you how to pick a layout for Blogger. I’ll discuss using the layouts Blogger comes with, finding free layouts for Blogger blogs on the web, and looking for paid layouts for Blogger blogs. I’ll also show you how to customize the layout to your liking – such as rearranging elements, changing […]

Movie Review: The Munsters (2022)

Posted 10/04/2022 by Charli - 1 Comment -

My Rating ☆☆☆★★ Trigger Warnings: Some flashing lights, mild language I’m going to be honest – when I started watching this, I was expecting so much better. I mean, come on, Rob Zombie wrote, directed, and produced it, so you’d expect it to be at least a little scary, gross, or at very least, heavy on sex or profanity. The Munsters was none of this. In fact, it has a PG rating, which tells me that for whatever reason, Rob Zombie was trying to keep this one toned down. Now I don’t know if it was because in order to use The Munsters franchise for the movie he had to keep it relatively clean or because he was actively attempting to make a movie that kids could watch, but for me, it just didn’t work. Not because of the lack of scary, gross, sexual content, or profanity. No, not because […]

Starting Your Own Book Blog – Setting Up Self-Hosted WordPress on Your Paid Hosting

Posted 09/29/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

So you’ve decided that you want to go all-in and purchase a domain name and a hosting account with a webhost. All right… first, let’s start with getting some hosting. Picking a Host There are a plethora of hosts to choose from. Some are good, some not so good. The three I’m detailing here are companies I’d recommend and the links are affiliate links, just so you are aware. WP Engine WP Engine is what they call a managed WordPress host. Basically they’ll install WordPress for you, they’ll install your theme for you, and they’ll install the plugins for you. They also handle making sure your site has backups enabled, security plugins, updating plugins/themes/WordPress, and all the other fun tech stuff some people just aren’t comfortable with. There is a slight problem with managed WordPress hosting though… You generally can’t just ask them to install a particular theme or plugin. […]