Happy Tag Tuesday! Today’s post was fun to write and really had me reflecting on my goals as a blogger.
1. How long have you been blogging?
I started my blog a year ago in June 2018!
2. At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?
I’m not sure. This is the first time I’ve ever started a blog and actually kept it up! I like to think I’ll continue doing this for a long time though.
3. What is the best thing about blogging?
Since I haven’t found my place in the blogging community (yet!), I would say my favorite thing is creating new content. I try to come up with interesting content, which forces me to be somewhat creative!
4. What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?
The worst part is feeling pressure to post even when I haven’t finished a book to read. Also, the pressure to read so I have a review to write, even though I’m not feeling motivated to read. When that happens, I usually do a tag or try to come up with another fun topic to write about!
5. How long does it take you to make/find pictures to use?
I also have bookstagram, so I usually have a current picture of the book I am reviewing and use that. All of my other graphics were personally created by me about six months ago, and I am already thinking of changing them!
6. Who is your book crush?
I don’t have book crushes.
7. What author would you like to have on your blog?
I think Taylor Jenkins Reid would be fun to interview!
8. What do you wear when you write your blog posts?
Usually comfy clothes because I try to only write when I am at home, but sometimes I find a spare moment at work and write.
9. How long does it take you to prepare?
Depends on the post! My Ten Books I Want to Read This Summer post took me about a week because first I wrote the list of ten books, then I went back and wrote a short blurb about the book or why I wanted to read it. After that, I added links to reviews of books by the same author or the first book in the series. Then I finally went in and added the pictures of the books. I very rarely sit down and write a whole post in one sitting, except for maybe tags.
10. How do you feel about the blogging community?
Overall, I have had a positive experience in my last year of blogging. I would like to focus this year more on making connections with the community though. This past year was hard on me career-wise, so I wasn’t as focused on my blog as I wanted to be.
11. What do you think one should do to create a successful blog?
Be yourself! I know that is cliche, but it is true. Don’t copy what someone else is doing or feel you have to write posts because everyone else does. The best thing I ever did for myself was doing away with TBR posts because I’m such a mood reader. I was writing those posts on bookstagram and my blog because everyone else did them.