So. It's been nearly 5 months, and I'm starting to get into it properly, now. Today I was thinking about things I would have done differently at the start of my book bloggy life (not bloggy life, because RTSG was a completely different kettle of fish).
I wasn't too bad with this, requesting too many or anything, but I found that I requested stuff I wouldn't be able to get with my experience, and although you don't take it personally, it does knock you. Also, I became a little too eager with NetGalley...
At first, I didn't THINK about scheduling my reviews at intervals, so they all came out in lumps with only little gaps where I had some random post. Nowadays I schedule ahead and have gaps in between my reviews.
Accepting over Twitter *facepalm*
In my review policy it says to only request over email. BUT a few authors have just popped up and offered review copy pdf's, and I didn't know anything about the book but accepted. Now I have two books I have to read and review... One looks okay, but the other...
At the start, I wasn't quite sure how to request books. And I know I sounded arrogant (which I'm not), scared (which I was, but you're not supposed to sound it) or pompous (see arrogant) in the maojority. THERE WAS EVEN ONE WHERE I DIDN'T MENTION MY BLOG *facewall*
So, those are just a few bits and bobs I could have done differently. Um. The purpose of this post: try not to do these things! Yeah.