This book tag was from Ashley at Must Love Books.
How long have you been a blogger?I started this blog (under a different name) in April of 2011, so just about 6 years. I posted reviews on Goodreads for 4 months before that, but "officially" I go with April for my anniversary.
At what point will you stop blogging?I don't know. Right now I am inclined to say as long as my free time allows it to be a hobby I will never give it up. I am relatively lucky that I don't work fulltime so I have plenty of energy/time to devote to this. Hopefully that never changes. This is something I really enjoy doing and that I seem to get better at the longer I keep at it.
What is the best thing about blogging?Well there's the obvious: I love getting to promote the books and authors I love. I love finding just the right book to recommend or to advise against (friends don't let friends read Goodkind!).
But above all, I love the community I have found. It's given me a lot of perspective and friendships. It's genuinely made me a better person. BEA 2014 and BEA 2016 were so much fun for so many reasons, not just the ARCs/panels/etc.
What is the worst part? What do you do to make it okay?It can feel like a bit of an echo chamber sometimes. We have a pretty good commenting group here (that I try to respond and reciprocate!) but it's frustrating when the posts you work hardest on get the smallest amount of attention.
How long does it take you to make/find pictures?Well I am pretty lucky because Dani is a wizard and makes 99% of the graphics we use. Our signatures included. The few header images I use are just picmonkey collages or font + color. I'm as basic as they come XD
Who is your blog crush?I don't think I have one! I really love the variety of design and coverage that I have cultivated over the last 6 years. I don't think I could pick a favorite.
What author would you like to have on your blog?Laini Taylor? Except I would be a gibbering mess and make no coherent sense? Oh, just like when I met her in person, you mean.
What do you wear when you write your blog posts?Normally pajamas. I tend to blog early in the morning on my days off or right after work while my husband is still working. I like to be comfy and that means GoT sweater and yoga pants.
How long does it take you to prepare?Not too long. I can write a review in under and hour most of the time and I tend to draft the post/review while still reading the book. Then, when I finish, all I have to do is iron out my thoughts, tweak the phrasing and then post.
How do you feel about the book blogger community?It's made my life a richer, and more aware. Books have always opened my eyes and now I can learn from all kinds of voices -- and not just in fiction.
What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?
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