Hello everyone! I feel like every post I say something like “sorry I haven’t posted in a while” or “life is busy..” etc etc. Aaaaand this post is no exception! I actually have quite a lot to talk about but I can’t seem to find the time to write the posts, or in one case, take the necessary pictures. But I’ve made myself a new goal to post once every three days! (And we’ll see how that goes in three days when life gets busy.) I’ll start with this tag!
I was tagged for the Secret Life of a Book Blogger by Forewords and Bookwords. So let’s get started!
1.How long have you been a blogger?
On this blog, not long at all. I think it’s been about two months. This is my first time blogging on my own, but that’s fine because I have a lot of help! Prior to that, I blogged with The Book Dame on a site called Flirting with Fiction.
2.At what point do you think you will stop?
I don’t plan to anytime soon. Maybe some day when I have kids it’ll turn from a book blog to more of a mommy-bookish blog or something. But I enjoy blogging and I’d like to keep up with it.
3.What is the best thing?
Definitely the interaction! Well, I also love finding new things to read. There are so many amazing books out there that I never would have touched without the book blogging community.
4.What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?
Deadlines. I feel guilty over not posting frequently, time to or not. Working on that now, though.
5.How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?
I use covers from goodreads and that’s pretty much it. Sometimes I make my own little banners like the one above, and those take more time than they really should, but that’s just because I’m new at it.
6.Who is your book crush?
I try not to crush on fictional men when I have a perfectly operating real man living with me, but I’ll always lean a little more towards characters that remind me of him. I’d name some but I think he’d be offended. 🙂
7.What author would you like to have on your blog?
Patrick Ness! Well, I say that but I think I’d be a little to awestruck to know what kinds of questions to ask! I’d come off as both completely biased and a little dumb. Perhaps it’s best that my favorite authors stay away until I’m more used to author interaction.
8.What do you wear when you write your blog posts?
A bathrobe and pajamas! But that’s only because it’s what I wear all day every day anyway. Getting dressed means more laundry. Ain’t no one have time for all that laundry. Not when they have a blog to take care of and books to read!
9.How long does it take you to prepare?
Most of my posts are reviews, so it takes about a day (and some free time) after I read the book. I generally will mull over a book at work for a night and decide what I want to say before writing a review.
10.How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?
Love them! Most of them. I love to visit blogs and comment and have mini- conversations about books we love.
11.What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?
Just stay open and be yourself. My blog is by no means very successful, but I know that that’s a result of the time I put into it. For people with the time and energy, I’d say it’s important to really involve yourself in the community. Find people you’re generally interested in, and always comment back.
12.Who do you tag?
Lola @ Lola’s Reviews
Cait @ Paper Fury
The Loony Literate
And anyone else that wants to do it!
I don’t plan to stop with bloggign any time soon either, I hope to continue with blogging for a long time to come as I love blogging. The deadline are certainly one of my least favourite parts as well. I either take pictures myself for my posts or I use book covers. Be yourself and do what makes you happy is great advice for a successful blog. I also think that commenting on other blogs can help a lot.
I love how you always comment when someone comments on your blog, even if you already recently did.
OH OH I HAVE NOT DONE THIS TAG!! THIS LOOKS SO FUNNNNN!! *adds it to to-do list ASAP* Oh, but I don’t plan to ever stop blogging. Hehe I used to think that I might need to stop book blogging if I got published, because, well, I don’t really see any authors book blogging, you know?? But then I thought “WELL STUFF THAT.” If I want to be an author and a book reviewer….I will. x)
I love your advice for blogging too because it is golden.
I can see why authors don’t do it; “WOW! This book sucks ARSE!” Translates to “WOW! This book sucks ARSE! Read mine, it’s WAY better!” So if I became an author I couldn’t trash book reviews anymore D:
I agree with the feeling of immaterial deadlines that always gnaw away at my conscience with a loud “why haven’t you posted anything in x days?!” Then when I do write up like a few solid posts–I go into this trigger-happy mode and post them all on the same day LOL. Ah scheduling, I hate you. (But not really.)
Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts
Heya! It’s been a while. Yea, deadlines are the WORST. I’m going to try to write two posts every weekend, post one, and then post the other three days later. Then I’ll have a consistent flow of posts and time to write them! 🙂
Plus no guilt!
I agree with you with your blogging clothing choice!! Pajamas and bathrobes all the way
Haha! Looooove it! In pajamas right now!