What is Cuddlebuggery?
Cuddlebuggery is a Young Adult book blog run by Stephanie Sinclair and Kat Kennedy. It focuses on amusing, fun reviews of some of the best titles in the YA genre. We are critical with a strong focus on honesty, but our aim is also to promote quality Young Adult literature and help YA authors get their books in the public eye. Our aim with Cuddlebuggery is to be fresh, new, inventive and fun.
Cuddlebuggery also assists in the protection of reviewer rights and aims to champion the safety for every reviewer to express themselves without fear of reprisal from authors, author affiliates or general commenters. In that regard we have resources available on our blog for those currently under attack or looking for advice on how to protect themselves.
What does the name mean?
People have asked us what Cuddlebuggery actually means. Kat Kennedy chose the name for her blog before it was a book blog, and in joining with Stephanie Sinclair, a decision was made to keep it. Stephanie Sinclair was not aware of what the name meant at the time.
In Kat’s small, colloquial home town, Cuddlebuggery means delicious, flirty, sexy times without actually removing clothes or having sex.
We politely ignore the dirtier connotations and meanings of the name, but snicker about it in our free time.
Who does what?
Stephanie and Kat both play vital roles in the functioning on the blog to keep it running.
Stephanie Sinclair takes care of the vast majority of our technical needs. From sourcing and finding great pluggins, keeping the blog running, and tech support. She is also the director of our social media. She runs our twitter and facebook fan page, keeps up to date with contacts and makes connections with other bloggers – as well as writing reviews and muser posts and providing invaluable help to our Buzz Worthy News and Hot New Titles Segments.
Kat Kennedy is our creative director. She is responsible for the over all look and artistic design of the blog. It’s graphics, layout, and page elements, as well as providing the bulk of its content. She’s also responsible for author contact and much of the admin work involved in responding to emails and requests.
How did Cuddlebuggery begin?
In January 2012 Stephanie Sinclair and Kat Kennedy both expressed frustration with solo blogging and the demands it entailed. They embarked to coblog together. Originally, a transfer was going to be made to Kat’s blogger location. After more discussion and some hard thinking, both Stephanie and Kat left their blogs behind to start an entirely new blog on WordPress. Weeks of work and attention went into the design elements and content before it was launched.
Cuddlebuggery, whilst still a very new and indie blog, has been very successful in its short lifespan. We have had incredible support from our author and blogger friends and our page views and stats have been extremely indicative that Cuddlebuggery will be able to continue providing high-quality, fun, new content, giveaways and exciting features on a daily basis.