Happy Tuesday!! I don’t usually do tags so close together (I just did one on Sunday), but I’ve got a busy week with two very extensive essays due and need some easy blogging material. I also really enjoy these types of tags because it lets you get to know me a bit beyond my book tastes!
I was tagged for this by Annabelle over at All Things Annabelle, one of my new favorite bloggers. Check out her post here!
1. How long have you been blogging?
Technically a year and a half. I started this blog in January of 2018, so I’ve been here a while. However, after posting a few blogs, I didn’t use it for several months. I started actively book blogging in May of 2018, so that’s just over a year!
2. At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?
I have no idea. I have no immediate plans to stop blogging, so I guess I’ll keep doing it until it doesn’t feel like it’s right for me anymore. Between you and I, I don’t see that happening anytime soon (hiatuses, however, are far more likely).
3. What’s the best thing about blogging?
I’m gonna steal Annabelle’s answer here and say the community. Don’t get me wrong, talking about books on the internet is great, but what really makes the experience worth while is the people. The blogging community is so supportive, even beyond other book bloggers! You can make great, real friendships with people through blogging. I’ve really enjoyed that.
4. What’s the worst thing about blogging?
For me the worst thing is keeping up with it. Sometimes blogging can be a little overwhelming when you’ve got so much other stuff going on in your life. There are definitely times when I want to take breaks because I’m overloaded with school work or not in the best mental space. Times like those can make the whole process of coming up with ideas, bringing them to life in a post, and editing everything really dreary.
5. How long does it take you to make/find pictures to use?
My post graphics are all custom, so it doesn’t take me long at all. I keep one copy on Canva of each type of post that I do here on this blog so that when I’m ready to make the graphic, all I have to do is edit the tagline, and I’m done!
6. Who is your book crush?
I’ve said this a thousand times and I honestly have others but Alaska from Looking for Alaska will always be the OG.
7. What author would you like to have on your blog?
Oh wow, that’s a tough one. I’d kinda love to have any author on here? I’d love to work with an author and feature them.
8. What do you wear when you write your blog posts?
Do… do other people have preset clothing that they wear when they blog? I just wear whatever. I didn’t know that this was a thing.
9. How long does it take you to prepare?
Assuming you mean for blogging, it really depends on the post! Tags can be done within 20-45 minutes (including drafting, editing, making graphic, setting post parameters, etc.). Book reviews take longer because you have to read the book… and that definitely counts as preparing, right? I think so.
10. How do you feel about the blogging community?
It is my absolute favorite! I think the community is diverse, supportive, welcoming, and helpful. I have (personally) never come across a negative blogger!
11. What do you think one should do to create a successful blog?
I think that a lot of tactics can go into creating a successful blog but the one thing that I really want to impress on you is this: be you! Don’t change what you like about your blog or your posts to gain engagements. There are people out there who will like the way you run your blog. Don’t try for the mainstream and lose what makes your content so unique!
This was such a fun post! I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me! Thanks again to Annabelle for tagging me; I loved doing it!
I won’t be tagging but if you’d like to try this one out, feel free! I’d love to read your answers!!