So I was tagged by Meyan over at Papers, Pens and Peridot to do the “The Secret Life of a Book Blogger” book tag, and seeing that I’ve only ever done one tag post before (the Liebster Award) and that was basically 50 million years ago, now seems like a good time to do a second one. Anyway. Let’s get it started!
How Long Have you Been A Blogger?
Uhh we’re just closing in on 7 months I think! Oh wait. Nup, it’s just over seven months. God that’s so much time.
At what point do you think you will stop?
I don’t know, but blogging is so fun and everybody is so amazing and kind, so I hope to say never! Or at least a very very very long time.
What is the best thing?
I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. It is absolutely amazing to see how kind and great everybody is in the book community. Special shoutout to the Ever-Elusive-Faith and Polar-Bear-Wanting-Sarah over at Sublime Reads (you guys really encouraged me to step out of my shell and stop being so antisocial), the always amazing Sarah at Written Word Worlds (who actually got me into blogging in the first place. And btw you should definitely visit her YouTube channel) and the hilarious organic pineapple named Cait who blogs over at Paperfury (thank you so much for all the laughs on Twitter).
What is the worst thing?
The amount of TIME it takes to blog post. It literally takes me 2 hours or more to write every single blog post which is an absurd amount of time (I’ve got like 95 blog posts so that’s 190 hours of consistent sitting at the computer blogging away :O). I wish I could recite what I wanted and just have the computer type it automatically for me.
How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?
Um it depends on the post. The Dear Reader post I did yesterday was really sooper doper easy coz I literally just took a picture off the internet, photoshopped the edges to make it larger and then slapped a nice font onto it. This one took longer because I just had no idea what to do for it. I mean, what kind of picture is relevant for a tag about a book blogger’s secret life??? I eventually settled on this greenish colour themed picture of a desk. Which has no relevance whatsoever but looks pretty cool.
Who’s your book crush?
I don’t get book crushes (sorry). I connect to book characters a lot and yes I get extremely angry when they die (insert angry Japanese goblin emoji. You know the one) but I don’t crush on them. Dunno. It feels kinda fetishy XD
Which author would you like to have on your blog?
ANY AUTHOR AT ALL WOULD BE FAB. Not picky.
What do you wear when you write your blog?
Um, okay? What do bloggers normally say? Should I say that I wear a black suit and tie and dress shoes, along with professionally styled hair? Sorry to disappoint but I just wear home clothes I guess. PJs. Unless I’m blogging in the library at school. Then it’s school uniform (yes Australians have school uniform. Eg: shirts that wrap around your neck and attempt to strangle you every time you move #Fun)
How long does it take you to prepare?
A LONG time. Unless it’s one like this where I just word vomit over whoever is unfortunately enough to be passing through the blog at this given moment. Then, most of the time is in the typing itself, and in the finding and creation of graphics.
How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?
YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!
What do you think one should do to have a successful blog?
I recently learnt that blogging is all about connections and friendships. Which is why the first few months of my blog-life were so timid – because I just posted and then proceeded to ignore most of the people who commented :O That’s all changing in 2016 though 😀
Who do you tag?
Uh-oh. Who do I tag?? Let’s see.
Faith and Sarah @ Sublime Reads
Cait @ Paperfury
Sarah @ Written Word Worlds
Jen @ Combustible Reviews
Vics @ Books and Strips
Meena @ Tattooed Pages
Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction
Linh @ Thin Paper Backs
Alex @ Books, Cats and Maths
Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels
Alrighty then folks! You know what I strongly recommend? I recommend you go and check out all the blogs that I’ve mention above, coz all these people are amazing bloggers not to mention great people 😀 Until next time… sayounara!
(Also, feel free to do the tag anyway even if you weren’t mentioned! Shoot me a link below if you do)