I wasn’t officially tagged to do this one, but I saw it over at A Perfection Called Books and it looked like fun.
So, here goes nothing…
How long have you been a blogger?
At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?
What is the best thing about blogging?
I can’t narrow it down to one “best thing.” I feel like I’ve found my people in this community, so that’s a huge part of why I do it. I love chatting with other bloggers, readers, authors and publicists. Books are something I have always loved so it’s fun to play a part in promoting my favorites. And, of course, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to liking the opportunities it gives me for reading books I’m dying to get my hands on early – as well as other IRL opportunities like signings and parties and such.
What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?
The worst thing about the community is the DRAMA. It’s exhausting at times. But, at the same time, it’s pretty easy to avoid… I just stay away from Twitter or Facebook when it’s happening. And if it’s a repeat offender, I distance myself. I can’t deal with the toxicity. The worst thing about blogging is that sometimes it’s a time suck and if I’m not careful I find myself using up my reading time to schedule posts and whatnot. It’s much better though, however, now that I’ve stopped putting so much pressure on myself.
How long does it take you to find/create pictures to use?
Who is your book crush?
Who isn’t? I’m forever lusting after a new book boyfriend. The longest running is probably Ryke from Krista & Becca Ritchie’s Addicted series. The most intense ones recently are Jake from Emma Chase’s Sustained and Sebastian from Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Winter. Right now? Ryker from Sawyer Bennett’s Ryker. *swoon*
What author would you like to have on your blog?
What do you wear when you write your blog posts?
How long does it take you to prepare?
How do you feel about the book blogger community?
What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?
Love what you do. I’m not sure what exactly a successful blog looks like, to be honest. I think that’s to be determined by the blogger. Is it lots of comments and page views? Is it tons of followers? Is it finding out that people turn to you for recommendations because they trust you? Is it money from ads and affiliate sites? I’m not sure. Figure out why you’re doing it. (And make it not JUST for the “free” books, please.) Enjoy doing it. Make friends. Don’t put pressure on yourself. It’s supposed to be fun, after all. Only you can determine what “success” looks like.
I tag anyone and everyone who wants to do this one! I’d love to hear more about you and your blogging habits if you want to share. Leave your link in the comments if you do!