The lovely Inge from Bookshelf Reflections tagged me, which came in very handy as I’ve been busy and needed a post idea, so this came just at the right time, so thanks Inge! On to the questions…
How long have you been a blogger?
It will be one year on 4th February, so…nine months almost. My blog’s still a baby. *Cue the awwwws*
At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?
I have no idea, sadly I do not possess a crystal ball.
What is the best thing about blogging?
The people. The sweet friendly people and also that moment when someone says “Great review” or “Awesome discussion post” which brings a smile to my face.
What’s the worst thing about blogging?
Um…I don’t think I’ve come across one. Maybe the finding time part; it takes a lot of time and can be difficult to think of posts sometimes.
How long does it take you to find/create pictures to use?
When it comes to reviews I usually take my own photos and sometimes take my own photos for discussion posts etc. but I also sometimes get images from Pixabay; taking my own photos doesn’t take too long – I’m no photographer, trust me – but using images from Pixabay takes a bit longer.
Who is your book crush?
Just one? The one that my mind always automatically goes to is Levi from Fangirl. He is just so incredibly sweet and such a gentleman and I don’t think I could look at him smiling and not smile myself. Also, the Drake brothers from the ‘Drake Chronicles’ by Alyxandra Harvey – I have a MAJOR soft spot for them. I would love to meet this family.
Which author would you love to have on your blog?
Well, I don’t think I would ever have the courage to ask an author to feature on my blog – I think part of that is probably because my blog is small which would make me even more nervous asking them. There are however many authors I would love to have on my blog, the top three being: Brandon Sanderson, Rainbow Rowell and Sarah J. Maas. Also Patrick Ness, but I think I would be even more of a nervous wreck talking to Patrick.
What do you wear when you write your blog posts?
It depends… If I’ve been out that day, then whatever I was wearing – I’m a jeans girl; if I have no plans to go out, then my PJs most likely. So glamorous, haha.
How long does it take you to prepare to blog?
It all depends what I’m posting. I like to write a review as soon as I’ve finished a book so it’s all fresh in my mind, which can take a couple of hours at most – I get distracted easily. This doesn’t take much preparation other than reading the book, obviously. Other posts, like discussion posts can sit in my drafts for ages. I have one post sitting in drafts that only has a title.
How do you feel about the book blogger community?
What do you think one should do to run a successful blog?
It depends what you mean by a ‘successful blog’… I consider it a success every time I actually manage to write a post, but one thing I think every blogger needs to do is respond to comments. Now, I even have trouble finding time to respond to comments sometimes, so I don’t even know how the more well-known bloggers manage it. I do think it’s important to acknowledge the comment some way, after all, that person has taken the time to read your post and then comment.
I have no idea who’s done this tag already, so I tag anyone who wants to do it.