Secret Life of a Book Blogger

I’m back with another book tag! These are so much fun. I’ve been seeing this one around a lot and I’m so thankful Flavia tagged me to do it! 


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING?

I’ve had this blog since May of 2016, but I started consistently blogging in November/ December of 2017. 


AT WHAT POINT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL STOP BLOGGING?

I guess I would stop when I don’t find it to be fun or rewarding anymore. So I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon! 


WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING?

The community! I don’t have know many people in real life that read, so I love talk to everyone in the bookish community and the friends I’ve made. I also love all the books I hear about through other bloggers. I’m continuously adding new books to my TBR!


WHAT IS THE WORST THING? WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAKE IT OKAY?

The worst thing is comparing yourself to other bloggers (or bookstagrammers). Sometimes I get down on myself when I see how popular and how many followers other blogs have. I also get really frustrated with my Instagram account because I feel like it’s impossible for me to grow any followers, especially with the algorithm. I just remember that I’m not doing this for anyone else; I’m doing it for myself because I love it.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO MAKE/FIND PICTURES TO USE?

When I take pictures for Instagram, it usually takes about 15-20 minutes to set everything up, take a bunch of different shots, and then go through them to make sure there are a few I like before cleaning up. 


WHO IS YOUR BOOK CRUSH?

Oh man, what a question 😂 Off the top of my head:

Cardan from The Cruel Prince, Carswell Throne from The Lunar Chronicles, Chaol Westfall from Throne of Glass, Elias Veturius from An Ember in the Ashes, Jon Snow from A Song of Ice and Fire, Josh Mitchell from I’ll Meet You There, Julian Blackthorne from The Dark Artifices, Luka Lowe from Wolf by Wolf, Malyen Oretsev from The Grisha Trilogy, Matthias Helvar from Six of Crows, Morozko from The Bear and the Nightingale, Peter Kavinksy from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Vikram from A Crown of Wishes, and Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices

I mean, just to name a few 😉 I’m sure there’s many more that I can’t think of right now haha.


WHAT AUTHOR WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE AS A GUEST ON YOUR BLOG?

There are so many authors I would love to have as a guest. I would be ecstatic for an opportunity to have Leigh Bardugo, Roshani Chokshi, Kate Quinn, Tessa Dare, or Laini Taylor!


WHAT DO YOU WEAR WHEN YOU WRITE YOUR BLOG POSTS?

Whatever I have on haha. Unless I’m in nicer clothes, then I’ll change into something more comfortable.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO PREPARE?

It depends on the post. If it’s a review, it can take a couple hours – even with the notes I have – to put everything together and make sure it sounds coherent. If it’s another bookish post, like a weekly meme, it takes a lot less time because I already have the template and I just need to add to it. 


HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE BOOK BLOGGING COMMUNITY? 

I love the book blogging community! Everyone is always so friendly and I love interacting with other bloggers and gushing about books!


WHAT DO YOU THINK ONE SHOULD DO TO GET A SUCCESSFUL BLOG?

I think two of the biggest things to gain follows would be to interact with other book bloggers and to be consistent with posting. I always reply back to comments I receive and visit other blogs to like/comment on their posts as well. I also try to consistently post 2-3 times a week, and I’ll occasionally look for new and unique blog post ideas!

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