Book Tag: The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

Hi guys! I found this tag over on Sofii’s blog and really wanted to do it for myself! I loved the questions and I really have a soft spot for these kind of tags. I enjoy sharing some things about myself because book blogging is a serious part of my life now and sharing my experiences with others and my joy for blogging I hope inspires at least one person to either pick up a book or even start a blog! With that being said, let’s get right to the post!

How long have you been blogging?

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Right now? 11 months. I started blogging January 1, 2019. I did have another blog that I created in May of 2018, but I decided to create a new platform and new focus. Couldn’t be happier with the switch.

At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?

Oh god, never? I mean sure I might take breaks here and there… but honestly probably not. I schedule everything out a month ahead, and I’m pretty good about it. I love blogging, it gives me a voice and platform to talk about something that is a really good and healthy habit.

What is the best thing about blogging?

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I think for me it’s the fact I have a really healthy hobby that I love. This is such a positive topic to be blogging about and with all the negative things that are currently floating around on the internet, I know there will always be my blog. A happy, light-hearted, bookish place.

What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

The pressure to read can be… difficult. It’s simple for a book blogger… if you don’t read, there’s no review, so there’s no post. There are months where I only read a book or two and I just kind of have to… come up with something lol. So just the pressure to read can be frustrating, but I just accept it for what it is.

How long does it take you to make/find pictures to use?

I’m really trying to dive into the world of Bookstagram, but it’s HARD. Finding props for me is like pulling teeth so taking bookish pictures takes me a long time. Find pictures on the internet? Easy-ish. You’d be surprised how difficult it is to find simple google images of book covers for reviews that are in HD.

Who is your book crush?

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This is a tough one. I think if I had to only pick one… Jacks from Caraval. Even if he is the villain haha.

What author would you like to have on your blog?

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It’s a tie between Stephanie Garber and Shari Lapena. Definitely would pick Stephanie Garber just for the sake of this post, but Shari is you ever wanna visit Tea and Turned Pages, I’m up for it 🙂

How long does it take you to prepare?

To write a blog post? Probably 20-30 mins? I’m a very quick typer and I just take everything that I’m thinking in my head and just type. Total preparedness time though? Between re-writing the book notes, the review, preparing my book binder after I read a book and filling out all of my book trackers?? Probably anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half.

How do you feel about the blogging community?

I love the community! If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be so willing to be apart of it!

What do you think one should do to create a successful blog?

Two word’s guys… BE YOURSELF.

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