I’ve noticed that book tags have gotten pretty popular lately and wanted to try one myself, so here’s my version of the ‘Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag’!
How Long Have You Been a Blogger?
I created ‘Fun Facts for Writing’ in January of 2014! I still can’t believe it’s been over a year. Time sure flies.
At What Point do you think You Will Stop Blogging?
I’ll stop when blogging is no longer entertaining or it turns into more of an obligation than anything else. For now, I’m happy with my weekly posting. I started blogging in order to practice my writing and build somewhat of an online portfolio, so I think FFFW has a long future ahead 🙂
What is the Best Thing About Blogging?
Meeting people with similar interests. My friends love to read just as much as I do, but on more of a casual basis. I would like to one day be a professional writer, so reading various books is very important to me. It’s nice to meet people who feel the same way.
What is the Worst Thing about Blogging?
The competition! I’m so jealous of some of the blogs I follow. They post some really unique, interesting things that I would never even think of. At times, it’s depressing. At others, it’s a great inspiration to better myself.
How Long Does it Take to Find/Create pictures for your posts?
Longer than it should. I’m kind of paranoid about taking pictures from online because I’m not very clear on copyright issues. Plus, I’m not that great of a photographer, so I really am stuck with using other people’s pictures.
Who is Your Book Crush?
For whatever reason, when I first read ‘HP and the Goblet of Fire’ I developed a little crush on Viktor Krum. I like the dark and brooding type of book character that has a softer, hidden side. It makes me curious as to why they are so withdrawn and I continue reading to find out. As it turns out, that was just his personality. But I still like him anyway!
What Author Would you Like On Your Blog?
I have a list! Unfortunately, most of them have passed away, but a girl can dream, right?
- Agatha Christie. I’ve read many of her books and biographies, so I think it would be absolutely amazing to meet her in person.
- J.K Rowling. I’ve always wondered how she thought of such a complex world and then organized her thoughts to the point of writing a coherent series of books.
- Elizabeth Peters. I love her Amelia Peabody series and I’m looking forward to trying her other books as well.
- Any first-time author whose book sold reasonably well. How did you go about getting it published? I’ve done some research and it seems like a confusing, expensive process.
What do you Wear when you Write Blog Posts?
Whatever’s comfortable. Writing out a post usually takes me about an hour, so I’d like to be comfortable. Throwing a blanket over my shoulders doesn’t hurt either (the air conditioning vent is right behind my desk and can get a bit chilly after not moving for awhile).
How Long Does it take you to Prepare?
Whenever I think of a post idea, I write it down for later. Actually writing the post takes about an hour, which includes the rough draft, editing, and finding appropriate pictures.
How do you Feel about the Book Blogger Community?
I love you guys! I have yet to meet someone who isn’t unkind or overly critical. Whenever I ask a question, you always answer. I’ve learned so much in the past year it’s almost unbelievable. Thank you 🙂
What should be done to achieve a successful blog?
Cater to your audience. If no one seems interested in one of your ideas/themes, then look around at what is popular. If you’re determined to follow through with it anyway, then do some experimenting. Is this format better? Should I do more advertising? Have I followed enough similar blogs to gain a bit of an audience?
Do whatever makes you the most happy and comfortable. It’s your blog. Who cares if you don’t have 2000 followers or a list of fancy awards? If you enjoy it, then keep doing it!
Thank you so much for reading! I found this tag on Josie’s Book Corner. Here’s who I nominate to also give it a try: