The Broke and The Bookish have asked for advice to give new book bloggers. I don't know if I should be giving advice, but here goes, in no particular order.
1. Read at your own pace. Don't think you have to post a review everyday, otherwise you risk reader burn-out. When you read, it should be because you want to.
2. Visit other bloggers. Other bloggers can be a great source of inspiration for posts and a great source for your next read.
3. Comment. Don't just throw out a standard "form" comment of "nice review". Actually read the post and make it a quality comment relating to whatever the blogger has just written.
4. ALWAYS warn if you're post has spoilers. I read a post once that didn't and it was a little upsetting.
5. Disclose where you got the book from. Whether from and author, agent, publisher or you won it from Goodreads or a blog giveaway or some other contest.
6. Don't make make your post/review long because you think you have to. If what you have to say can be stated in one paragraph or even a few sentences, that's fine. If you need longer, that's fine too, as long as it doesn't feel like you're forcing some kind of word count.
7. Be honest. Don't just like a book because everyone else does. Also, don't pretend to read a book you haven't.
8. Let your personality show. Reviews don't have to be essay style. Own your voice.
9. It's nice to throw in the occasional non-bookish post. It's nice to know if you're in school or have kids or heading for retirement. I'm not saying reveal your whole life, I certainly don't. It's just nice to know a little about who you're reading.
10. Variety is the spice of life. Take from that what you will
What's your advice for new book bloggers? Are you a new book blogger trying to find your way in the blogosphere?