I was tagged by the wonderful Donna @ Chocolatenwaffles’ Blog. She reads the same kind of books that I do so go over there for more inspiration and have a look at her great blog!
How long have you been a blogger?
I have been blogging since the last day of February 2016, so I’m still a newbie. A year ago I would have laughed at you when suggested to start a blog.. me? blogging? I’m the most anti-social (introvert) person there this. But yet here I am. I signed up to do reviews for someone else but I had to post them myself so I thought if I have to do that, I can just as well have my own blog ;-).
At what point do you think you will stop?
When I stop reading books probably but I don’t know when that will be. I have been reading non-stop since somewhere in my twenties.
What is the best part?
Reading a review about the same book that I read and someone else having the same reactions, the same thoughts is just so great. That feeling that you are not alone anymore with your love for books in general. A new comment can make my day too, even though I never know what to reply. And finally connecting with authors, they have the same status as popstars to me so that’s always just wow.
What is the worst part?
The amount of time it takes me and maybe a tiny bit of stress to read faster lately. I think my time will almost double everyone else’s time for writing blog posts. Reviews are sometimes even written faster than other posts.
How long does it take you to find/create pictures to use?
It takes me a few minutes and Google is my best friend. I should definitely look into it more and find me some youtube tutorials because most people have such beautiful pictures and gifs. I find it hard to find a gif that expresses what I want and I can’t really edit pictures yet. I’ve downloaded Canva some time ago but there are not so many free pictures there to use and I haven’t figured it all out yet either.
Who’s your book crush?
There were a few great guys that I read about but suddenly I can’t remember. I change book crushes like I change euhm books. In any case all the guys in Colleen Hoover’s books are pretty good options.
What author would you like to have on your blog?
Any author I read that is looking for a place to share something but Gillian Flynn (even though it’s been awfully quiet about her I won’t forget how great her books are) and Colleen Hoover seem the summum for now.
What do you wear when you write your blog?
Something loose and/or sporty. A jogging often or the more tight fitting black pants with a t-shirt. I love Zumba clothing too although I don’t have anything with the logo yet. It’s on my wishlist. Anyway I often go for that look and you’d really think that I’m very sportive (ready to go out and make myself sweat) but that’s just an appearance.
How long does it take you to prepare a post?
Take your time and double it, so way too long for my own liking.
How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?
I feel very welcome and really at ease from the very first day.
What do you think one should do to have a successful blog?
Do your own thing and don’t worry about any rules or expectations. How many times per week/how long reviews should be, none of that. Be original if you can, that’s always rewarded immensly.
Who do I want to know better?
- Bookscape blog
- Niraja @ Young Adult Book Reviews
- Anushka Anand @ Living in Pages
- Ami @ luvtoread
- anyone else who wants to
As usual, if you don’t want to do this tag, it’s quite ok too!