Hi guys! I haven’t actually been tagged in this ‘secret life of a book blogger’, but I’ve seen a few people doing it without being tagged and I think it looks really fun, so here goes!
- How long have you been a blogger for?
I have been blogging for around three months, as I set up Booklighting after my final University exams in May 2016.
- At what point do you think you will stop?
Hopefully not for a long time! I imagine I will get busy and have to slow down a bit eventually, but I like to think I’ll still post occasionally, if only for my own enjoyment.
- What is the best part?
For me, the best part about blogging is that it makes me read more. I completely stopped reading for pleasure during University because I just had so much to read for my course, so starting this blog for me was a great way to get myself back into reading like I used to. Now I’m flying through books again!
- What is the worst part?
The worst part is the time commitment. There are a lot of things to consider when blogging, it isn’t just writing and adding a post but interacting with other blogs, keeping up to date with what is going on in the community and of course, reading! It can really take up a lot of time and I definitely am not doing as much as I would like to be at the moment.
- Who’s your book crush?
I have SO. MANY. Most books I read I end up with a crush of some sort. The first two that spring to mind at the moment are Damon Salvatore from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ series and Devil Wix from ‘The Illusionists’.
- What author would you like to have on your blog?
I would love to have Donna Tartt featured on my blog, but that is never going to happen! I am happy to be contacted by any authors.
- What do you wear when you write your blog?
I usually write blog posts at the weekend, so I’ll be slobbing around in leggings or shorts and a t-shirt.
- How long does it take you to prepare a post?
I tend to write my blog posts in one sitting, maybe in an hour or something like that. I like to bullet point my thoughts on a book first and then turn it into paragraphs, which is a nice and easy transition.
- How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?
I think everyone is really friendly. When I first joined I received many welcoming comments and they seem to have dropped off now, but that’s alright. I’m hoping I’ll be able to find some closer connections within the community soon.
- What do you think one should do to have a successful blog?
For me, I think the important thing to remember is to interact with others. Leaving comments on people’s blog posts and contacting twitter accounts goes a long way towards attracting followers.
What do you guys think? Do you agree/disagree with any of my thoughts?