I just got tagged for the Secret Life of a Book Blogger tag by The Book Jar Blog.
If I tag you, answer the questions below and make sure you link back to my blog 🙂
Now let the fun begin!
How long have you been a blogger?
I just started my blog on Thursday (July 23rd), so I’ve been at it less than a week.
At what point do you think you will stop?
I’m hoping that I never stop. Maybe I’ll have some hiatuses when life gets crazy, but I’d like to continue this blog for a long, long time.
What is the best thing?
I’d have to say the readers who have taken a chance on my blog already. It means a lot to me when I see new comments on my posts. Also the extremely supportive book blogger community–you guys are the best. Any time I have a question, I can always find someone willing to answer. Finally being able to read books and then discuss them with other readers. I love finding fellow bookaholics 🙂
What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?
The worst thing is the pressure I feel to write good reviews/posts, because I want people to read my blog and like it. I’ve spent hours editing a post before I publish it, trying to make sure everything is perfect. That’s the perfectionist side of me. Another thing is the pressure I feel on occasion to get more readers, followers, comments, etc. I know I’m a new blog, so I just keep telling myself that these things take time. At the end of the day, I tell myself that this blog is for fun.
How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?
Not too long. A quick search will usually give me the images of book covers, etc. that I’m trying to find. For the pictures I created for Stacking the Shelves, Top Ten Tuesday, and Waiting on Wednesday, I created them with a program called Inkscape, since I don’t have Photoshop. I even used Inkscape to create my logo. Those all took less than an hour I’d say.
Who is your book crush?
How can I pick just one??? My latest book crush would have to be Chaol Westfall from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Although Prince Dorian isn’t bad either 😉
What author would you like to have on your blog?
This list could go on forever. But to name a few: J.K. Rowling, Meg Cabot, Sarah Dessen, Kiera Cass, Sarah J. Maas, Susan Dennard, Jodi Meadows, Sophie Kinsella, Jill Mansell, and Jodi Picoult.
What do you wear when you write your blog posts?
Depends on the day/time of day. Sometimes I’ll write my blog posts in my pjs 🙂
How long does it take you to prepare?
It depends on the type of post. Reading challenge sign up posts don’t take that long. But my first book review took several hours at least since I wanted it to be as close to perfect as possible.
How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?
I love the book blogger community. You guys are amazing. Seriously. The reason I decided to finally become a book blogger is because of all the great people I met via Twitter. Everyone was so helpful and willing to answer questions, and it just made me want to be a part of the community. I can’t wait to meet some of you at future conferences/events!
What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?
Promote yourself, but don’t overdo it. Keep a healthy balance between promotion and conversation with your followers. And as I keep reminding myself, don’t stress so much over the stats of your blog. The important thing is to have fun. Your enthusiasm for you blog will show through your writing.
Who do you tag?
I’d like to tag some of the girls who have been very helpful giving feedback, etc. when I ask on Twitter. Thanks!