Because I have reviews and tags that are staring me down and I don’t feel like finishing any of them right now, I’m going to tell you guys a little bit about myself as a blogger today! Thanks goes to Beth at Reading Every Night for the tag!
I mean, technically she said anyone who wanted to be tagged could tag themselves… so, you know… we’ve already discussed my klepto tendencies. MOVING ON.
- Answer the questions below.
- Credit the creator; Jamie at A Little Slice of Jamie.
- Tag at least five people.
- Have fun!
Where do you typically write your blog posts?
The family desktop computer is actually set up in a corner of the living room, so that’s where all of my blog posts get written, because my laptop is a POS and I can’t be bothered with trying to type an entire blog post in the WordPress app.
How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
It depends on how recently I’ve read the book and how passionate my feelings towards it are; “meh” reviews always take the longest to write. I’d say anywhere between 20-25 minutes and 2 hours.
When did you start your book blog?
My very first post was on January 9, 2017, and it was a 4-star review of Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King. It was from the time when I was still new to actually reviewing books instead of just rating them with stars, and my reviews were all still like a paragraph long.
What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
I was originally going to say the time it consumes, but actually, I think it’s trying to figure out what my followers like and dislike. I try to focus on just doing what makes me happy as a blogger, but when you struggle with self-esteem (which I do, at times), it can be difficult not to dwell on how to write what you think people want to read, instead of what you want to write. There’s definitely a balance and I don’t always find it easily.
What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
That’s honestly a toss-up for me: it’s either the book blog community, where I’ve met so many great people, or the creative outlet that it provides. I loved writing as a teen but fell out of the habit and I’m not ready to get back into writing fiction yet, so this is a good compromise for me.
What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
I honestly can’t pick one. I spent an unreasonable amount of time poring over this question and sifting through my blog posts, but I just can’t.
What is your favorite type of blog post to write?
I really enjoy memes because I think it’s fun to try and put my own twist on it, and of all the memes I’ve done, Top Ten Tuesday posts are probably the most enjoyable (and most time-consuming).
When do you typically write?
Late at night, after my kiddo has gone to sleep.
Do you review every book you read?
Novels, yes. Graphic novels, maybe half. Short stories, rarely (unless it’s an anthology/collection).
How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
A cup of tea is usually present (mmm, spearmint black tea), but otherwise, I like as few distractions as possible.
When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
I used to be this amazing reviewer who reviewed things within 24 hours of finishing the book. Alas, now it’s anywhere from 2 days to 3 weeks after finishing it. Ideally, I’d like to get back in the habit of staying within that 24-hour window, just because I feel like my reviews are so much better if I’ve just finished the book.
How often do you post?
Lately, at least 6 days a week. I don’t sleep, clearly.