Introducing: That’s How I Blog!

Thats How I Blog!I am very, very nosy about other book bloggers- how they read their books, how they run their blogs, what they like to do when they’re not reading and blogging, what they sound like! Back in April I start kicking around the idea of a twice weekly show about books, blogging and reading (including having panel discussions on books).  I get to get all up in their business and you get to call in with your questions…and get all up in their business! Sounds fun, right? Right.  That’s what I thought too.

In May I talked to book bloggers attending BookExpo America about willingness to participate in such a venture  and the response was overwhelmingly positive; but I in the hazy, lazy days of summer I just wasn’t able to get it together.  Finally, I decided that I had to just jump in with both feet.

I am very excited about the October 27th, launch of That’s How I Blog!, a show exploring books bloggers and their blogging experiences.

From Tuesday, October 27th – Tuesday January 12th, I will be doing a trial run of 12 shows, after which I will decide whether to continue and whether to expand, and what that entails and will look like.  In the meantime, take a look at the guests I have confirmed dates with so far.  I am so excited!

Trish, Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?

Kathy, BermudaOnion

Beth, Beth Fish Reads

Michelle, Galley Smith

Amy, My Friend Amy

Jenn, Jenn’s Bookshelves

Dawn, She is Too Fond of Books

Meg, Write Meg!


Lenore, Presenting Lenore

I will be talking with Trish of Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’? on Tuesday, October 27th at 9PMEST/6PMPST. Please visit the show webpage to schedule a reminder.  You won’t want to miss it!

I need your help!

  • Do you know and have  questions for any of these lovely ladies? If you do, please let me know what they are by e-mailing me at nicole [at] linussblanket [dot] com.  I’ll be doing as much research into their blogs as possible for each show, but let me know if there is anyplace in particular that I should be looking.
  • Call in with questions! The fun about doing a radio show is that we get to hear each other’s voices, and actually talk!  If only we could just eat too, it would be perfect.  But, baby steps.
  • Consider being my guest!  I still have a few spots for which  I’ve been unable to confirm guests, so if you read books and blog about them- then I would love to hear from you. I’ll also hopefully be expanding after January 12th (fingers crossed, it’s quite possible I could suck at this) so I’ll need lots of fresh blood people to chat with.
  • Do you know of any community events or interesting books news that I can announce? E-mail me.
  • If you’re on Twitter, you can follow and receives news on show guests, topics and other updates at @thatshowiblog .
  • Spread the word!  I need guests, I need questions, I need listeners, I just need…so let others know and I might be able to love you more than I already do, which is actually a tall order because I just adore all of my silent and not so silent readers and contributors to Linus’s Blanket!

Thanks so much!

Is this just totally crazy, or could it really work? (Hint- I’m looking for validation people.  No is just not the right answer right now. Well?  At least I’m honest!)

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  1. I love this. I think you have a great idea and I hope it goes beyond your trial of 12. Now that I’ve met some bloggers in real life, I know that searching the victim’s — er, um, guest’s — blog is a great way to get the needed background to ask some great questions and get a conversation started. Good luck!
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Awarded Three Times Over =-.

  2. Wow, what a great, ambitious idea! I won’t be around when Trish’s happens, but definitely want to get in on this! I can’t wait to hear what all these lovely ladies have to say!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..The Sunday Salon: =-.

  3. I’m both gratified and a little bit scared to be part of your trial run. LOL

    Now everyone is going to know I have a high pitched squeaky voice. It’ll be horrifying! haha

    That aside, this is a phenomenal idea and one I already think you should go beyond the 12 session trial run. I’m super excited to hear from all the other bloggers. Congrats and good luck on this.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..FTC Guidelines – Kidlitcon Session Recap =-.

    1. You can sign up to be reminded of the show at the link above and then listen live from BlogTalkRadio. I don’t think you have to sign uo for BTR unless you want to call in and make a comment. Ir you can go to the show later and listen there.

  4. How fun! I can’t wait. I’ll brain storm some questions. And I would totally be you guest (even though I hate the sound of my voice!)
    .-= J.T. Oldfield´s last blog ..Time for Awards! =-.

  5. I also want to know if it will be recorded. For those of us who aren’t good at making deadlines, a written version would also be nice. Don’t know if that’s possible; I’m registering enthusiasm!
    .-= Jeanne´s last blog ..Famous =-.

    1. It will be a recorded and you’ll be able to down load as a podcast as you like! No written version, but if I am brave enough to listen , I might do a guide to some specific moments of the call.

  6. This is such a great idea! I’m in the wrong time zone for it unfortunately, I’ll be sleeping through them, but I’ll be sure to listen afterwards. I’d volunteer otherwise – let me know if you’d be willing to do a special earlier edition at some point in the future! 😉
    .-= Meghan´s last blog ..Review: Amsterdam, Ian McEwan =-.

    1. You are absolutely not in the wrong time zone for it. We would just do your show earlier in the day, maybe at 2 or 3 EST. I will e-mail you.

  7. This sounds like a great way to get behind the scenes and get to know everyone beyond their blogs. If you are still considering adding guests, I’d love to be included in one of the future dates. Good luck preparing!
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..The 13 Days of Halloween =-.

  8. Oh, I forgot to add…it might be fun to have some “set” questions (you may already be planning to do that). You could come up with some more interesting ones than these, but for example- favorite book, favorite word, least favorite word, other hobby, pet peeve …whatever you like. 🙂
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..The 13 Days of Halloween =-.

  9. This sounds like a great idea. I’ve been meaning to check out Blog Talk Radio for some time now, and these interviews in particular sound like just the type of thing I’d love to listen to. Good luck with the show!
    .-= Lisa Damian´s last blog ..Your Favorite Book =-.

  10. Great idea Nicole, looking forward to listening, and I am really enjoying your site! But… one question, why aren’t you interviewing any male book bloggers (like me)?

    1. I am totally up for interviewing male bloggers. They are few and far between in the books blogging world so I am glad you are making yourself known. E-mail me so that we can talk about you coming on the show.

  11. I did blog talk radio for BBAW week and it was so much fun! What a great idea. Can’t wait to listen in on all the book blog buzz 😀
    .-= katiebabs´s last blog ..Julia Templeton: Why She Writes Erotic Romance and Book Giveaway =-.

  12. This is a fantastic idea! I am so excited for you and for this fun venture! I will ponder and let you know if I come up with any questions/ideas although it seems like you’re pretty set!

    Good luck! I’m looking forward to your future shows!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..A tribute to Daisy =-.